“Who is She? She is your power, your Feminine source. Big Mama. The Goddess. The Great Mystery. The web-weaver. The life force. The first time, the twentieth time you may not recognize her. Or pretend not to hear. As she fills your body with ripples of terror and delight.

But when she calls you will know you’ve been called. Then it is up to you to decide if you will answer.”
― Lucy H. Pearce

Join Jungian Analyst, Astrologer and Author, Sherene Vismaya for a 12-month Initiation in to the Priestess Path. We’ll weave the healing arts of astrology, dream-work, tarot, polarity therapy, authentic movement and vital counseling skills into a compendium of resources to support, nourish and inspire you regardless of your field or background.

The year is broken up into modules to focus on the various healing arts in alignment with the current planetary influence.

This program is a creative and soulful immersion into all of the metaphysics in service of the Goddess. A Priestess is a conduit of the Healing Arts. She devoted to the Path of the Divine Feminine through ritual, reflection and reverence. She is guided by intuition and instinct. She is in constant co-creation with the Divine Mother. Her language is poetry. Her source Infinite. Her spirit wild. Each woman is unique. Starting with a deep immersion into the archetypal language of our horoscope, we’ll use this as our guiding template in service to the Goddess.

This program is about personal growth, spiritual evolution and aligning with your authentic nature to love and serve all those who cross your Path.


  • Hours
  • Location
  • Dates
  • Cost

Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday, 10-4 pm (1 hr. lunch), Sunday 9-3 pm (1 hr. lunch) - 3 months each section

All classes are held at Scarlet Sage School of Traditional Healing Arts (1193 Valencia St.San Francisco, CA 94110).

February 2019 to February 2020:

  • February 22-24 - March 29-31 - April 26-28
  • May 24-26 - June 28-30 - July 26-28
  • August 23-25 - September 27-29 - October 25 - 27,
  • November 22-24, January 24-26, 2020 - February 21 -23, 2020

Total for all 4 sessions: $3,097

Each session individually: $797

In-house or Paypal Payment plans available. Please email to apply.

Who is this Priestess Path for?

Anyone who feels called to delve deeper into his or her own spiritual path and personal growth. Regardless of your current career path, if you feel called to an immersion in the healing arts, inner work and delving into ritual, the limitless creativity, and infinite self-awareness of working with your unconscious, this program is for you.

If you are already obsessed with astrology, tarot, decoding your dreams, Moon rituals etc or you are dying to learn, you will love this work.

No previous experience in the healing arts is required as this is a unique alchemical approach to blending the various metaphysics, ritual and healing tools to support all paths. Devotion, dedication and commitment to your inner world is necessary.

Expect nothing short of a complete metamorphosis at the end of the year.

What you will learn from this course

  • Translating and embodying the horoscope via archetypes, myth, and poetry.
  • How to decode your Dreams
  • Priestess Rituals from India, Egypt, and Morocco
  • Tarot as a journaling tool, dream enhancement and unlocking creativity
  • Authentic Movement, Somatics and Embodiment
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Chakra Meditations
  • Counseling Skills such as working with transference and counter-transference, boundaries, clearing energy, grounding, protection etc.
  • A deep understanding of the lunar cycles and application to healing and personal growth      
  • Tuning into the omens and synchronicity of the moment
  • Active Imagination Tools


First Session: February - April: Immersion into the ritual language of the Priestess via astrology, tarot and dreamwork. Register Now for Session 1
Second Session: May - July: Embodiment of the Rituals and Symbols via Active Imagination Meditations, Chakra Work, Authentic Movement and Polarity Therapy.
Third Session: August - October: Counseling Skills, Client Transference, Boundaries, and Psychic Protection Work
Fourth Session: November - February 2020 : Integration of the Healing Arts


Archetypal Astrology certification with Sherene Vismaya at SOTHA

Sherene Vismaya, M.A. is a Jungian astrologer and psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC and San Francisco for the past eighteen years consulting, writing and teaching. Her own Priestess Path started around age five bellydancing on the road with her mother which brought her into contact with the powers of ritual and an embodied relationship to the Goddess. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. Sherene has pioneered her own unique approach to Jungian and somatic healing modalities combined with her background in metaphysics inspired by her yearly pilgrimages to India.

She is the author of several books including collaborations on: Speculation Now; Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn's Return (McGrawHill), Dog Stars, and Fate of your Date.

She holds a Master's Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and post-graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She has been the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine for the past decade. Sherene teaches classes and workshops internationally.


"I follow you religiously thank you for helping me navigate my way through life each month"

— Lisa Veronica (of the Veronicas), Queensland Australia

"Sessions with Sherene provide comfort and encouragement in a safe and sacred space. The work is pro-active; Sherene has a thoughtful and caring manner that promotes self-motivation through self-discovery. And the work is so interesting! The use of artistic and spiritual archetypes, the observance of life-patterns, the attention to dreamwork and personal ritual/practice, and practical applications of and recommendations for bodywork/breathwork combine for a thorough therapeutic experience.”

— Carla Kali Ma Salls, NYC

"Sherene was one of the warmest people/dancers I had met in NYC. This came as an immense comfort in what felt like a crazy world.
There was a deep knowing that Sherene was going to be a key figure in my healing. I had been searching.. for what I wasn’t exactly sure of outside of
understanding and fully processing my childhood and destructive behavior in my life that kept rearing its ugly head.
Sherene’s unconventional Jungian inspired approach to our therapeutic process spoke to my creative spirit. She was able to hold our work in a safe container that allowed me to explore
all of my past and present and gave me the ability to see my potential future too. Once I began this transformational work with her, I shared it (Sherene) with everyone I knew! All of my good friends in the business saw Sherene and you could see the immense impact of her work.  
After nine years of analysis with Sherene, I can say that I still have tools and inspiration I hold/carry with me today. This work is priceless! The gift that keeps giving!
If this important work with Ms. Schostak had not taken place, I know I would not have ended up where I am today. I am blessed to be in a successful loving, supportive marriage and had a ‘dream come true’ career.
I continue to ‘find myself’ and ‘reinvent' myself on a daily basis and give so much of the credit to Sherene Schostak. She has a gift!
I owe alot to this fine and highly recommended woman."

— Missy Zimmer Hubbard, Cincinnati


In-house or Paypal Payment plans available. Please email to apply.