Re-Birthing Ritual in the Mikvah Immersion Pool~ another ceremony we are so excited & deeply honored to hold at the Red Tent Priestess Activation! A Mikvah is a ceremonial immersion pool, traditional to the Jewish faith. The Mikvah at the Goddess Temple of Ashland is stewarded by Priestesses & Knights of the temple, & supported by the Havurah (the synagogue in Ashland). 7 natural springs comes together, trickling out of the Earth & into the Mikvah, as you descend 7 stairs into her healing waters. The living waters flow out the other side of the Mikvah & create a creek that flows thru the Goddess Temple Sanctuary. This is one of the only (if not the only) Mikvah on the planet that allows rituals from other traditions to happen within its sacred waters. We are so grateful that the Havurah extends this incredible opportunity to our temple community. This Mikvah now hosts an array of ritual re-birthing ceremonies- spanning faiths, religions, beliefs, & all different kinds of people.
I don’t want to detail too much of the ritual immersion experience... So you’ll have the opportunity to come & receive this sacred, ancient rite with minimal preconceived notions. Everyone experiences this re-birthing ceremony differently! All I will tell you is that each sister gets to spend some time alone in the immersion pool- floating in the womb waters of the Earth Mother, immersing herself in the subtle nuances of this great elemental teacher, & becoming reborn into her newest version of Self. At the Priestess Activation, this ceremony will take place on our “field trip” day when leave our private retreat center & visit the Goddess Temple to commune with Her waters, lands, & alters. This is amazing opportunity to see a living, thriving temple community that deeply honors the Goddess & all her Priestesses. More info about the retreat can be found at the link in my bio! Xoxo