Oya, Queen of the Cemetery

Oya is the Orisha Goddess of the Wind, Storms, and Change. An orisha is a deity of the Yoruba people of Africa, specifically Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast. The Yoruban religious beliefs and worship of the orishas spread from Africa to the New World via the Atlantic slave trade, and formed the foundation of […]

The Descent of Inanna – Understanding the Dark Goddess Ereshkigal

  Ereshkigal, Great Goddess of the Underworld, was worshiped throughout the Mesopotamian region , dating back to 3000 BCE. Her main following in Sumer and Babylon was complete with temples dedicated to her throughout the region, the main site found in Kutha. Myths of Ereshkigal are found in the remnants of various Mesopotamian tablets and texts, including the epic […]

Summer Solstice Divination – A Season of Abundant Manifestation

As according to the brilliant astrologer Chani Nicholas, on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 9:24pm PST,  the Sun enters Cancer and marks the arrival of the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere, and the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The energy of this solstice, and thereby this summer, is highly emotional. This season, we will […]

Daily Pleasure Rituals with the Goddess Aphrodite

Happy Aphrodite Day! February 6 is the ancient Goddess feast day for Aphrodite. Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of physical love, attraction, beauty, seduction, and mischief.  Her influence isn’t just about the carnal acts but the entire experience. The romance of holding another’s hand, of couch cuddling and hot chocolate; the sweet taste of another’s […]

13 Must Read Books for the Pleasure Priestess

We are known by many names, of both positive and negative connotation:  dakini, qadishtu, tantrika, harlot, temptress, sacred wife, temple whore. I’ve found myself using the term Pleasure Priestess as of late, to describe the spiritual woman who is dedicated not only to honoring the Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine, but to living a life […]

Expecting the Norm

So here’s what happened. I was at one of these conference-type things with a friend (we’ll call her Jules), shopping for pagan statuary and taking little workshops on things such as Past Life DNA, The Buddha in You, and Intuitive Expression through Art. We’re wandering around, and we see my book being sold at one […]