Priestess101

Formal classes for Priestess initiation
Must be part of the Dark Moon Circle online coven.

 

Classes for Priestess trainning to begin next year……

The Priestess is the representative of the Goddess on earth. She has responsibility for performing functions that ensure fertility and creation. In ancient times, Priestesses were responsible for insuring the rain, for the Goddess Herself was the giver of the dew and the rain. It is said the the Priestesses of Isis could control the rain by braiding and unbraiding their hair. In many cultures these women . were responsible to serve a sacred flame. This flame was the embodiment of the chi, or the creative spark of life that flows from the Goddess and through each one of us.

 

A priestess is a woman who chooses to pursue a path of spiritual service in sacred devotion to the Goddess and Her women.A Ritual Priestess serves primarily to createritual and facilitate the ritual content. Her spiritual service can take different forms depending on her individual calling. She may minister to the dying, officiatemarriages and union ceremonies, facilitate lunar and seasonal rituals, assist women in c
reating their own unique rites of passage, or serve through the healing arts, astrology, music and dance, writing, visual arts,
counseling, earth conservation, interspecies communication, craft, etc…
But being a priestess is about  dedication and service and reflecting Her whereever you are Knowing Your Goddess by name, Her Myth Her rituals,
Her likes dislikes and Honoring Her
every day. She is in and with you  whenrever you are. She is all.
A guide for personal exploration of the path of the Divine Feminine
and the spiritual power of women, this book is an excellent compendium to the Awakening the Divine Feminine video series.
The Path of the Priestess takes readers on a compelling journey deep into the heart of the feminine experience, presenting a rare glimpse of the
essential
and significant role of women as caretakers of the psychic-energetic-emotional l
andscape of society. It is based upon the author’s years of first-hand experience in the ancient arts of Tantra, Dzogchen, Indian and Egyptian Temple Dance and Healing, as well as her research into the feminine principle in the mystic teachings of the A
lchemists, Hebrew Kabbalists and Christian Gnostics.
Through its mythic and historic tales, thought-provoking analysis of contemporary s
ociety’s conditioning of women, descriptions of sacred r
itual practices and teachings on the Goddess traditions, The Path of the Priestess
provides contemporary women with the means to enter
this time-honored path. In keeping with the experientially based teaching methods of
these traditions, it also offers exercises
and visualizations designed to align them with the powerful, sensuous and loving e
nergies of the most profound feminine role model that shaped a
nd preserved culture and society – the Great Goddess.

“The cow is a symbol that can be found in cultures throughout the world.
Feminine in form, she stands for fertility, nourishment, support, and preservation.
She represents the mother, our first teacher, and our eternal patroness of
righteousness and integrity. She is the strong and solid foundation upon which
the spiritual sustenance of humanity rests. Isn’t it fascinating that a feminine symbol
should be used to transmit these teachings of the cyclic destruction of humankind?
Could this mean that, contrary to our contemporary Western indoctrination of the
spiritual power of women, it is women who hold the primary responsibility for
maintaining spiritual and moral alignment?

This is from one of my old websites gathered from differet resources online

The Priestess is the representative of the Goddess on earth.  She has responsibility for performing functions that ensure fertility and creation.  In ancient times, Priestesses were responsible for ensuring rain, for the Goddess Herself was the giver of the rain.  Myths declare the Priestesses of Isis could control the rain by braiding and unbraiding their hair.  In many cultures these women also tended a sacred flame.  This flame was the embodiment of the chi, or the creative spark of life that flows from the Goddess and through each one of us.
The Priestess is the embodiment of the Great Goddess herself.  This Goddess is expressed as Isis-Aset (Egyptian), Kuan Yin (Chinese), Hecate (Greek), Kali Ma,(Hindu) Spider Mother (Cherokee), Morrigan (Celtic) and in many other guises in many other cultures.  The Great Goddess is all-knowing and all-wise.  She is Creatress and Life-giver.  She also has the power to end life so that the true spark of life, or spirit, may continue on in other forms.  The Priestess embodies these principles.  She is the reminder that we all have this innate wisdom within us, and she demands that we connect to it and bring this wisdom into the world.  The Priestess speaks for the Goddess, works for the Goddess and lives her life to bring honor to the name of the Goddess.  The Goddess is first and foremost in her mind, before family, friends, job and all else.  She knows that she IS the Goddess and every decision that she makes, every meeting that she has, every word from her mouth comes from this place of inner knowing and reflects out to the world.
There are many today who will take a course or two in Wicca and bestow upon themselves (or have bestowed upon them by someone with just as much training as themselves) the title of Priestess or High Priestess.  I love seeing this wide resurgence of interest in Her religion, and I love seeing the multitudes of those who are thirsty to aid others on the path of discovery.  However,  training in becoming a Priestess is not as easy as Wicca 101 and an e-certificate hanging on the wall.  Priestess training has never come this easy, nor should it.  Anyone can work magick, or memorize a list of colors and their attributes.  Anyone can say prayers, learn the meaning of tarot cards and make potions.  None of these things a Priestess make.
Priestess training involves a change in who we are at the very depth of our being.  It touches something deep inside that changes everything we have thought about ourselves.  It changes everything we have thought about others.  Priestess training gives us a higher perspective.  It gives us the perspective of the Goddess Herself.  It is rigorous, and should be.  What good is a Priestess who has no self-discipline?  How can one who cannot even control herself and her own natural human urges (to strike out in anger, to gossip, or become lazy, etc) teach someone else to control theirs?

I am not saying I am perfect , oh nooo, but always work on myself and for the most part am commited to my devotions, and practices, such as meditation daily.

The spiritual path is a path of personal discipline.  And in the discipline comes freedom.  This is the ultimate paradox.  Self-discipline brings freedom.  When we are busy gossiping about someone, we are being drawn into the energy of that conversation.  We are sending out bad energy to the person we are gossiping about, and in turn we are ensuring that we will have that bad energy returned to us, for what is sown shall surely be reaped….a spiritual principle.  When we have overcome our urge to gossip through self-discipline, and remove ourselves from this type of situation, we set ourselves free from the energy entanglements associated with it.  Thus, disciplining our urges brings freedom to our soul.
Self-discipline and inner knowing do not come easily.  They come from many long nights and sometimes years of struggling to know who we really are and to understand what it is we are here for.  They come from spiritual searching and the asking of questions, from taking vows and sticking to them and from establishing a daily spiritual practice.  This is Priestess training.  This is spiritual discipline, and this is what makes us able to become representatives of the Great Goddess Herself.
This course is a 13 month course in Priestess training

 

 

 

Witches Reed of Chivalry

 

  

 

 

  • Chivalry is a high code of honour which is of most ancient Celtic Pagan origin, and must be lived by all who follow the Old ways.
     
     

     

     

  • It must be kenned that thoughts and intent put forth on this Middle-Earth will wax strong in other worlds beyond, and return… bringing into creation, on this world, that which had been sent forth. Thus one should exercise discipline, for “as ye sow, so shall ye reap.”
     
     

     

     

  • It is only by preparing our minds to be as Gods that we can ultimately attain godhead.
     
     

     

     

  • “This above all…to thine own self be true….”
     
     

     

     

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  • A Witch’s word must have the validity of a signed and witnessed oath. Thus, give thy word sparingly, but adhere to it like iron.
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Refrain from speaking ill of others, for not all truths of the matter may be known. 
     
     

     

     

  • Pass not unverified words about another, for hearsay is, in large part, a thing of falsehoods.
     
     

     

     

  • Be thou honest with others, and have them known that honesty is likewise expected of them. 
     

     

     

  • The fury of the moment plays folly with the truth; to keep one’s head is a virtue.
     
     

     

     

  • Contemplate always the consequences of thine acts upon others. Strive not to harm another.
     
     

     

     

  • Though there may be differences between those of the Old Ways, diverse covens and circles may well have diverse views. These views, even if they are different than yours, should always be given respect. When a coven, circle, clan, or grove is visited or joined, one should discern quietly their practices, and abide thereby. 
     
     

     

     

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  • Dignity, a gracious manner, and a good humour are much to be admired.
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • As a Witch, thou hast power, and thy powers wax strongly as wisdom increases. Therefore exercise discretion in the use thereof. 
     

     

     

  • Courage and honour endure forever. Their echoes remain when the mountains have crumbled to dust. 
     
     

     

     

  • Pledge friendship and fealty to those who so warrant. Strengthen others of the Brethren and they shall strengthen thee.
     
     

     

     

  • Thou shalt not reveal the secrets of another Witch or another Coven. Others have laboured long and hard for them, and cherish them as treasures. 
     
     

     

     

  • Those who follow the mysteries should be above reproach in the eyes of the world, and should always seek to make this so.
     
     

     

     

  • The laws of the land should be obeyed whenever possible and within reason, for in the main they have been chosen with wisdom for the well-being of all.
     
     

     

     

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  • Have pride in thyself, and seek perfection in body and in mind. For the Lady hath said, “How canst thou honour another unless thou give honour to thyself firstly?”
     
     

     

     

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  • Those who seek the Mysteries should consider themselves as select of the Gods, for it is they who lead the race of humankind to the highest of thrones and beyond to the very stars. Author Unknown

     

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