Ascension Center ~ 08/20/14 ~ Tracy Elise, Janet Kira Lessin & Theresa J. Morris

tantra-couple-purple-blueHosts Janet Kira Lessin and Theresa J. Morris interview tantric priestess Tracy Elise on the Ascension Center on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 3 to 5 PM, HST (Hawaii time), 6 to 8 PM Pacific time on and

About Tracy Elise:

TantricChakrasI see my life as dedicated to the restoration of equality between women and men in the realms of spiritual authority. The defintion of the creators as “God the Father” has virtually left all feminine wisdom silenced in the realm of morality. The fear that the male of the species has around the power of their root attraction to the female has forced feminine soul wisdom ‘underground’. We see this in the lack of sacred alternatives in sex education, and a growth in the secular ‘profane’ sex expressions of pornography, prostitution (sex for sale), the break down of pair bonds, sex addiction for many males and sexual shutdown for many females. My objective is to allow the ancient and powerful sacred sexuality teachings to emerge from all wisdom streams: Egyptian, Hindu, Buddhist, Goddess Worship, Druid/Pagan, Mystic Islam and Judeao-Christianty. This is a unifying temple, we are Gnostic and believe each person can access their Higher Power in their own unique way.


Tracy Elise founded the Phoenix Goddess Temple of Phoenix, Arizona in 2008. Elise, who serves as the church’s 

Mother Priestess, is a former housewife who previously resided with her devout Catholic husband and their three children in Fairbanks, Alaska. There Elise won Miss Harvest Queen at the State Fair and attended the local Pentecostal church, “where she says she spoke in tongues and served as precinct captain for Pat Robertson’s 1988 presidential bid” (Best 2010). Largely as a result of her intense spiritual discontent, Elise reports, she divorced her husband and left her family in 1995. She has identified a particular moment that impelled her to relinquish her conventional lifestyle: “‘I remember I was in my little tract home, folding laundry, watching this A&E documentary about Simone de Beauvoir, about all the lovers she had, and thinking, “I’m never going to have that kind of life, that kind of excitement,” she says’” (Best 2010).

Elise relocated to Seattle, where she worked as a masseuse and explored Tantra, New Age religions and Eastern philosophies. She and an acquaintance, Vivian Ellis (Rainbow Love), jointly created a temple that offered instruction in Tantra. On June 21 st 2002, Elise was ordained as a minister by the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards at a summer solstice ceremony. Elise moved to Arizona in 2008 and opened the Phoenix Goddess Temple, a Neo Tantra, non-denominational and multi-faith “life force energy temple” created “to teach people about the sacred feminine aspect of the creator” (McMahon n.d.).

For a full bio on Tracy Elise click HERE.


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