Can a Woman Embody a Goddess?


Can a Woman Embody a Goddess?

I absolutely believe so.

Enhedduanna was the human embodiment of the Goddess Inanna. She is known as the High Priestess of Inanna, but what if the true meaning, and responsibility of a "High Priestess" is to surrender to embodiment? What if it is not the title of a holy woman who performs sacred rites and attends to the spiritual needs of the community? What if the term High Priestess brings you to the full attention of the Goddess that you are serving?

How do we imagine this works? Is this a partial embodiment for ritual work only, or a full and permanent surrender? When I imagine Enhedduanna - I sense with no question of a doubt - a lasting and trusting mergence, with no going back.

What if you cannot call yourself High Priestess and expect life to be the same, but by uttering these words, you are bringing forth the irreversible metamorphosis of you becoming empty and her becoming fully here?

Even, if you were to turn your back, you would never ever be free from her face. Everywhere you go, you see tokens of her presence. This is not something you put down. It is a pledge, the ultimate Bodhisattva vow - spoken without words. Just a movement in the heart, to pick up where you left off. Because you don't just 'become' a High Priestess, you have been one all along.

  • Was Mary Magdalene the human embodiment of the Egyptian Goddess, Isis?
  • Was Miao Shan the human embodiment of the Buddhist Goddess, Quan Yin?
  • Were the 19 Virgin Priestesses at Kildare in Ireland the embodiment of the Goddess Bridgid?
  • Were the 7 Vestal Virgin Priestesses in Rome, the embodiment of the Goddess Vesta?

How do you feel when you read these words? Does it stir something within you? Can you 'catch' what it is?


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Anaiya Sophia

About the Author

Anaiya Sophia  is a Myrrhophore (mistress of sacred oils), Mystic and Author of revelatory wisdom. She carries an oral mystery that stirs the remembrance of a continuous lineage with the Feminine Principle that throughout the centuries has preserved its spiritual dignity, without the need for permission or recognition from any other source. 

She recognises the need for Initiation and uses the mythical intelligence of her years to orchestrate those Rites of Passage. Her methods carry the hallmarks of a mystic, so unmistakable in today's sugarcoated world of partial truth and placating love. Her ferocious allegiance to direct experience imparts wisdom, lasting transformation and personal depth.

Anaiya lives in the Occitan region of Southern France with her beloved husband Pete Wilson. They run a B & B in the beautiful village of Puivert, called  Occitania Bed and Breakfast where individuals and small groups can come and stay.  Anaiya is also able to conduct Baptism, Marriage, Divorce and Death Rite Ceremonies.


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