Who is a Priestess?
Amongst many things, A Priestess is one who guards the veils between the worlds of death and life. It is She who anoints and honors what needs to die, and midwifes what is to be born next.
As a historical figure, Priestesses were the women who served within the Temple gates, anchoring Divine wisdom and allyship through ritual service, and providing spiritual leadership to their people. Historically they have had many faces...from the Druidic Priestesses of Avalon, to the Egyptian Priestess of Isis, to the enchanting Priestesses of Yoruba...
A High Priestess would serve her office not only as a spiritual wisdom keeper, but as an esteemed political leader. With the fall of the Goddess cultures, and the rise of patriarchy, these women were intentionally written out of history, and their direct connection to the Divine through Herbology, Sexuality, and Earthen Ritual was demonized.
As a living archetype, the Priestess is a representation of a crucial aspect of our humanity. She is very much alive to this day, and is in fact returning in great numbers through many women all around the globe. She is awakening again through our conscious activism, our heartfelt service for the Whole, and our spiritual awakening. She is here to help us usher in a Golden Dawn. And it is through our remembrances of Her that She brings new life.
The Priestess lies within us, both literally and archetypically, as an embodiment of the Goddess, in service to the cosmos and the Earth. It is She who crosses the veils between both worlds, the visible and the invisible. With one eye she watches the Wild, and with the other, the people.
She is here again now to re-member you...to re-awaken your Divine destiny...and to give your Soul a voice.
Will you heed Her call?