What IS The Shamanic Priestess Process?

Awakening the Shamanic Priestess

Inside of us lives a priestess who knows and understands that everything is sacred. She holds the wisdom of the connection between heaven and earth, and longs to express herself in the Temple of our lives.

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This 6-9 month process comes through the lineage of Anyaa T. McAndrew, creatrix of this Mystery School. The Priestess ProcessTM was transmitted to her by the late Nicole Christine, author of Temple of the Living Earth and Under Her Wings: the Making of a Magdalene. The Shamanic Priestess Process of Anyaa McAndrew was also inspired by the work of Linda Star Wolf, founder of Venus Rising Institute for the Shamanic Healing Arts and author of 8 books including Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt and Daniel Giamario, creator of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School and author of  The Shamanic Astrology Handbook. It is right and good to honor our teachers and our lineages, as we walk forward into a New World and teach that which is close to our hearts!

The Shamanic Priestess Process fully awakens, enlivens and integrates the inner priestess to her own unique Sacred Work . Now, at the Turning of the Ages, when the Divine Feminine is returning, women are called to participate in the healing of ourselves and our planet .

Shamanic Priestess Circles empower women to walk through their own fears to gain their own personal power, passion and magnetism. They become catalysts of change in their own lives and bring their own unique gifts to the lives of those around them.

Awakening priestesses learn to walk the feminine path of deep self-care, embodiment, beauty, and power connected to the earth.

Each Woman will align with her inner spiritual authority to discover the ancient and future archetypes that are relevant to her own soul’s calling and her own sacred work.

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Current Priestess Process Offerings

All events take place in in-person circles.  After 20 years, Anyaa is no longer facilitating the Shamanic Priestess Process. Check out her offering, the Priestess Initiation Journey, a new version of this process that takes place at sacred sites around the world, or contact Anyaa to be referred to a circle with one of her fully-apprenticed Facilitators.

Theme One
The New Priestess and Women’s Mysteries

Explore the ancient-future role of the priestess as wisdom keeper and chalice for Sacred Presence on Earth. Discover our unique priestess expression through wisdom teachings, music, movement, journaling, and sharing. Learn the archetypes, stages, myths, and stories of the Divine Feminine.  Break the silence of our inner maiden by sharing stories of our first blood. Lay the foundation for “living ceremony.” Discover the feminine spiritual journey as a path of beauty, power, self-love and service.

Theme Two

Understand the significance of the Heroine’s Journey of the feminine through time and through Patriarchy. Create a safe, nurturing space for ritual pampering and foot-washing as a means of honoring the journey each of us has taken to the return of the priestess on earth. Prepare ourselves for “initiation” through journaling, movement, and sharing. Co-create an Initiation ceremony with specially crafted Intention Statements to set our direction through the Process.

Theme Three

Enlightening the Shadow Between Women
Use powerful processes to explore Projection, the Inner Patriarch, and the roles and patterns women inherit that keep them from walking in full consciousness. Learn how to live with a strong supportive inner yang/masculine, a healthy heart, and an expressive emotional body fully serving the Divine Feminine within.


Theme Four

Telling the Stories of our Spiritual Journey
Honor each other with special music and nurturing to create a womb of safety and comfort. Call back the lost essence of our priestess selves and weave together our common threads by telling the stories of our own personal spiritual journeys.

Theme Five

Archetypes and the Wheel of the Year
Learn the Wheel of the Year and the phases of the Moon as a basis of planetary sacred timings. Explore the archetypes of our lineage, our inner feminine, and masculine, our relationship path, wounded healer and soul’s destiny through the vehicle of Shamanic Astrology. Create an experiential medicine wheel to acknowledge all of our personal archetypes.

Theme Six

Sacred Marriage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Deepen, explore, refine & integrate the dance of the inner feminine and masculine through music, dance and a Sacred Marriage Ceremony.

Theme Seven

Conscious Death                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Using Shamanic BreathworkTM, Sacred Art, and Living Ceremony, clear blockages to full life force energy and full chakra alignment. Travel between the worlds to say good-bye to our old selves and Old Earth. For more information on Shamanic BreathworkTM, see www.shamanicbreathwork.org

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Sacred Rebirth
Call forth a vision of the New Earth Shamanic Priestess and her highest destiny, and co-creatively rebirth into our priestess selves.


Theme Nine

Embodiment & Emergence of the Priestess Within
Integrate our 6-9 month process with powerful witnessing, journaling, and sharing, and prepare for our Emergence Ceremony. Host an Emergence and Ordination Ceremony for our guests and allies.

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Anyaa T. McAndrew
Anyaa is a transpersonal~shamanic psychotherapist, ordained high priestess, and teacher, residing in a shamanic retreat community in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Her early work expressed through the lens of 2nd wave feminism integrated with transpersonal psychology and spirituality in the Midwest. For the past 20 years, Anyaa has facilitated versions of The Shamanic Priestess Process ™, and the Sexual Priestess Process™ and the Shamanic Magdalene Mysteries™ around the US, Canada, Costa Rica, and Ireland, integrating a lifetime of therapeutic work with women. Anyaa is also a Master Shamanic Astrologer, Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner, Sacred Sexuality Educator, and Imago Couples Therapist. She is a Bishop in the Madonna Ministry and a Shamanic Global Minister and Congregation of Venus Rising. She is a contributor to the audio CD Priestess Within Your Direct Divine Connection and to the coffee table masterpiece of art, poetry, and prose Artists Envisioning the Divine. She speaks and is interviewed extensively for her work in women’s empowerment and women’s sacred sexuality. She has written several articles that can be accessed through this website www.goddessontheloose.com With 46 years of experience in the sacred work of emotional, sexual and spiritual healing, Anyaa creates a safe space for profound transformation.

Contact Anyaa for more information concerning Anyaa’s new version of the Priestess work, the Priestess Initiation Journey
anyaamcandrew@gmail.com or call 828-788-0773

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