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Into the Heart of Devotion: Embodied Sacred Practice as a Path for Connection to the Divine

Broadcast on June 28, 2023
With Taya Mâ Shere
Hosted by James Twyman

Immerse in the wisdom of modern-day mystic and ritual artist Taya Mâ Shere as she speaks to the nuances of embracing a sacred practice that centers body, earth, and Goddess. Taya Mâ shares perspectives from her own spiritual path and leadership in Jewish and multi-religious communities, then offers insight into ancestral connections and the transformative power and possibility of rooting in lineage traditions. This session engages sacred chant and prayer toward connecting more deeply with self and with Source.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to immerse yourself in sacred chant and the transformative power of rhythmic prayer
  • Resonant and embodied practices for connecting with Divinity
  • Pathways for spiritual connection that honor root tradition and appreciate possibilities for multireligious weaving
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Taya Mâ Shere

multi-religious ritualist, devotional chant artist, founder of From the Deep

Taya Mâ Shere plays passionately in realms of transformative ritual, embodied vocalization, and ancestral healing. She is a professor of organic multireligious ritual at Starr King School for the Ministry, founder of the emergent online mystery school From the Deep, and co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute.  Taya Mâ hosts the acclaimed Jewish Ancestral Healing podcast and The Sarah & Hajar Series: Sacred Practice and Possibility at the Intersection of Judaism and Islam. She offers virtual courses on embodied presence, the transformative power of practice, pleasure as prayer, and ancestrally-rooted ritual.

Taya Mâ is co-author of The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership, creator of the Liberate Your Seder Haggadeck, and co-creator of The Omer Oracle. Her album, Makam Shekhina, is pulsing Hebrew-Arabic prayer in cahoots with her beloved collaborator Shaykh Ibrahim Baba z’’l, and their spiritual community. Her Hebrew Goddess chant albums — This Bliss... Wild Earth Shebrew... Halleluyah All Night... and Torah Tantrika — have been heralded as “cutting-edge mystic medicine music.”


Taya Mâ Shere