We are all part of a power-over structure or system known as Patriarchy. Fear based and violent, patriarchy has worked hard to defile and destroy the sacredness of the Feminine as part of all life, as source of life, and as a direct manifestation of the visible form of Goddess, which was known and honoured by our ancestors and is held deep within our remembering. The Patriarchal system, which has brought such destruction to our Mother Earth, is so embedded into our psyche that we are often unaware of how we perpetuate and collude with it. It influences our ways of behaving to such an extent that we are blind to how much of our communication, interaction and relationships, both with our self and with all others, are held and influenced by it.
The Goddess of Love is arising in our modern day consciousness, illuminating the healthy ways of being, also known as The Mother World. Her gentle call is noticeable in the desire of women and men to live, work and grow together in ways that are supporting, honouring, forgiving, empowering and authentic: to become more conscious of who we are.
For women, it is time to remember what it is to be Priestess of the Goddess, to reclaim the Sacred Sexual Priestess who is in service to the Devine, embodying Her radiance and walking the Path of Love. We need to become the trailblazers, the initiators, the healers of the Earth, of our bodies and our communities. Now is the time to reclaim and own our mature responsibility for being alive and for the world we live in.
The Teachings of Rhiannon are a part of this work, a way for women and men to re-find the soul path of their sacred self in service to the Devine. This is a path of Self Knowledge, Self Awareness, Self-Acceptance, Self Love, Sacred Sexuality, Sensual Aliveness and Service and Care. For us to relearn the flow of aliveness and sexual energy in our body and to open our heart in gratitude and love, we need to re-learn and, perhaps for the first time, discover the sacred source within us. This will enable us to become conscious of our patterns and to drop our shielding, our poisonous knives and swords, which we wield so effectively against our self and others.
These teachings than, are for all those who long for the soul quest: for a heart-felt life, lived authentically, of knowing your essence, of shining your gifts. It is for those who choose to experience their sexuality as sacred and feel their embodied relationship with the Devine source. This book is for those who long for the home coming into the wild, free, wise, loving ways of the Goddess.
Katinka Soetens is a Priestess of Avalon and a Sacred Sexual Priestess of Rhiannon. She works internationally, teaching empowerment through Goddess ceremonies, trainings and workshops to honour the spiral of life grounded in the indigenous spirituality of the European lands. As Sacred Sexual Priestess she facilitates healing of the wounding between the masculine and feminine through embodying sacred intimacy. Katinka runs a year long Sacred Sexual Priestess of Rhiannon training for the Glastonbury Goddess Temple as well as a year long men’s soul quest journey: Brotherhood of Rhiannon, Path of the Lover. Particularly interested in the sacredness of love, the wisdom of the body and the healing power of opening the heart; Katinka works as Priestess of the Goddess, doula, natural active birth worker, teacher, dancer, tantric massage therapist and sexual healer.