Protecting the Priestess

Beloved Friends, this body of writing streams from my soul in the urgent longing to reach your heart. There are many of us upon the earth who carry the presence of the Priestess, and we are hiding her. We are concealing her in layers of extra weight, the plumb of smoke from our cigarettes and the slight intoxication from alcohol, weed or any other form of addiction.

These measures will never soothe you. These methods will not heal the sorrow of knowing she is inside, and how you are refusing to embody her. This sorrow is existential, it is the pain of the soul being forbidden access to your life and those that you hold dear.

The Priestess within you is ancient, kind, loving and fiercely ready now to reveal the particular quality of medicine that you have safeguarded.

Look away from those who say they are a Priestess, and tout business, status and sexiness. That is not what you are. You are Grace. You are utter Holiness and your heart needs to open now, to love, to guide, to correct and to bridge.

Come away from your tired and worn out excuses, you are killing yourself and turning up with empty hands to those that you love. The people, your people are hungry to receive you and need to behold your face, for the Light that comes from you, blesses, redeems and clears aeons of suffering.

Come away now woman from the cloaks and veils of invisibility you have wrapped around yourself and drop them to the floor. Step out into the Light. Bring your medicine, embody it proudly. You don't need to be recognised or permitted from any other source. 

Never look back. See only Her face upon your own.  



Anaiya Sophia

About the Author

Aletheia Sophia (also published under the name of Anaiya Sophia) is a Châtelaine, Living Grail and Author/Whisperer of Heart Opening Wisdom. She once taught workshops throughout the world and was best known for the creation of Sacred Body Awakening. Now, you will always find her at home in the French Pyrenees where she has taken on an almighty project – the restoration of an old Catholic summer house into an educational wisdom hub, temple, animal sanctuary and place of grace.

Known for showing up as a trailblazing resource of unapologetic truth and transparent courage, her heart is both fierce and tender.  She carries an oral message 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.

Her books include:

  • Open your Heart with Kundalini Yoga (Harper Collins, 2002)
  • Mini Size Me (Lulu, 2005)
  • Pilgrimage of Love (Lulu, 2010)
  • Womb Wisdom (Inner Traditions, 2011)
  • Sacred Sexual Union (Inner Traditions, 2013)
  • The Rose Knight. Part I: Sophia (Lulu, 2014)
  • Sacred Relationships (Inner Traditions, 2015)
  • Fierce Feminine Rising (Inner Traditions, 2020)
  • The Grail King. Part II: Logos (Lulu, 2022)

Aletheia lives in the Cathar region of Southern France with her beloved husband Pete Wilson. Together they run Les Contes, a bed-and-breakfast at the base of Montsegur where individuals, families and large groups can come and stay.  Les Contes is a truly extraordinary place, with a bountiful healing presence.

Aletheia is able to conduct Baptism, Marriage, Divorce and Death Ceremonies as there is a Chapel and Spring on-site.