Week of March 21, 2017 - Priestess

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:39 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

A priestess serves the holy space for the community. She tends it, guards it, beautifies it, maintains it, repairs it. She is in service to the ritual and the ritual objects. Statues are dressed and undressed, washed, moved, displayed, paraded. Icons are lit, washed, filled, emptied, dusted, polished. Flowers and incense, water and fire, the priestess is responsible for the elements within the temple. She brings music and song to the ceremony. 

A priestess can have real power, or she can be “just for show.” It may be hard to tell the difference, for there is a lot of show even in real power. Look for her athame (her magical knife) or her staff of power. (And do be careful not to touch her ritual tools.) Ask who initiated her. Be aware of how she directs the energy of the ceremony. The Priestess, especially the High Priestess, is the one who gives the ritual its presence. She creates a clear beginning, middle, and end and a specific focus for each sacred ceremony.

Once you become sensitive, you can feel the power that comes when a woman sets aside her personal ego and takes responsibility for the good of all.  A Priestess is the representative of the Goddess.

~ Witch ~

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