Molly Remer

Molly is an ordained priestess who holds MSW and M.Div degrees. She is currently writing her dissertation about contemporary priestessing in the U.S. Molly and her husband Mark co-create original birth art jewelry, figurines, and goddess pendants at Brigid’s Grove and she is the author of Womanrunes: a guide to their use and interpretation. Molly has maintained her Talk Birth blog since 2007 and writes about thealogy, nature, practical priestessing, and the goddess at her Woodspriestess blog.

Dream Blossoms {Molly Remer}

“Instead of planting our solitude with our own dream blossoms, we choke the space with continuous music, chatter, and companionship to which we do not even listen. It is simply there to fill the vacuum. When the noise stops there is not inner music to take its place.” –Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea What “dream blossoms” are you planting in your life? What inner music are you listening to? Before I began writing on […] Read more »

Thealogy of the Ordinary {Molly Remer}

The Goddess Gaia is alive In this time and in this space She speaks in sunrises And waves against the shore She sings with the wind She dances in moonlight She holds you close Your heart beats in time with hers A great, grand hope and possibility For this planet… Recently, I was listening to a wonderful telesummit about priestesses. I am also a huge fan of the radio show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine. However, as […] Read more »

Facing the Moon Alone {Molly Remer}

“When all is said and done I think every Witch should, at some time, face the moon alone, feet planted on the ground, with only his or her voice chanting in the starry night.” –Laurie Cabot, Power of the Witch I will never forget the first time I heard someone recite the Charge of the Goddess from memory. Bare-breasted, she strode around the fire in sacred circle at a large goddess festival in Kansas, delivering the […] Read more »

Summer Solstice Imprint Necklaces {Molly Remer}

Summer’s bounty both sweet and spiky sun-kissed and thorny able to draw blood and to cause you to smile as you taste the juices of life. I find it interesting to observe how the wheel of the year is reflected within my own mind and thought processes. In the late fall, I turn inward and feel like retreating and pulling away from commitments. In the winter, I incubate and make plans. In the spring, I […] Read more »

Raspberry Revolution & A Cobbler Recipe {Molly Remer}

…The spirit of adventure     runs through my veins     with the rich color     of crushed raspberry     May it always run so free     may it be blessed     and may I be reminded     of the courage and love     shown in small, wild adventures. June brings out the hunter in me. The mission: wild raspberries.* A friend once laughed to hear me describe picking raspberries as a “holy task,” but it […] Read more »

Theapoetics {Molly Remer}

I think there is a poet in me she’s been hiding I didn’t know she was there I didn’t see her I didn’t hear her I didn’t watch for her wait for her listen to her or know her and yet, when I come to this place in the woods and I sit down and I open my mouth poetry comes out and I really think she’s been here all along. In the woods behind […] Read more »

Goddess as Symbol, Statement, and Experience {Molly Remer}

While in personal experience, I have an understanding of the Goddess both as a symbol and as a metaphysical, panentheistic presence in the world, I do not find that a “real” Goddess is required for thealogy to matter. Her importance and value as a symbol, a philosophy, and a politics are profound. As metaphor and archetype she empowers women to value themselves, their bodies, and their experiences. Thisis then real, whether or not the Goddess […] Read more »

The Unfolding of a Priestess Path – From Mother Blessings to Red Tent Circles {Molly Remer}

In 2008, a small postcard at the local Unitarian Universalist church caught my eye. It was for a Cakes for the Queen of Heaven facilitator training at Eliot Chapel in St. Louis. I registered for the training and went, driving alone into an unknown neighborhood into the welcoming arms of a small circle of women. There, I spent the day ceremony and sisterhood with women I’d never met, exploring an area that was new for me, […] Read more »