Priestess of Ordinary Things
A Blog about Bodies, Earth, Ritual and Resilience for Changing Times
Today is a special day in my tradition of origin: Holy Saturday.
It has taken me years to unpack and then rediscover these days in a way that makes sense to me.
I've had really good teachers and mentors in this area.
They helped me see that the cross of this season doesn't have...
Friday July 22nd is a special day in my world: the Feast day of Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles, initiatory and lover of Jesus, and goddess-priestess of early mystical proto-Christianity.
For me, Mary has been a powerful teacher of sacred embodiment, sexuality, sovereignty, subtlety,...
In the video below I share the second installment of my Origin of a Priestess tale.
I call it: "Getting Funky with Jesus."
Now, I'm positive some of you reading this might be like, um, don't talk to me about Jesus.
But hear me out: as folks living in the so-called "West" in 2022 (if you're...
Were you a Catholic school kid?
It’s only been more recently that I’ve reflected back on my childhood spent in Catholic school and am marveling at the thinly veiled Goddess worship hiding in plain site.
May Day is a perfect example, maybe the most obvious.
Remember this? The long...
I know, I know—Agape Sluts. Yikes. It’s provocative, alarming, maybe even offensive. It made even me cringe when it first popped into my awareness. No fucking way, I thought. It’s different, perhaps, from the more general, earthy and over-all uncontroversial feel-good work...
first wrote these as a series of posts on facebook, as I sat moved with my spiritual community through the 72-hour liturgy the earliest followers of Jesus called the Triduum: what is now called Holy/Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Though built on research done over the past...
It is Holy Week in the Christian tradition—the ancient celebration of the Triduum, a memorial of mystery, and the intersections and tensions of embodied life. Largely pagan in my spiritual practice, I surprise myself with finding so much beauty in this season (though not that surprising,...
Today the moon has ripened into fullness. It's the second day of Passover, and what my spiritual tradition of origin calls Holy Saturday. I write to you from a small retreat center in Lacey where my faith community sets up camp from Wednesday of Holy Week until Easter Sunday for the...
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