Kohenet Ketzirah HaMa’agelet (the Circle Maker) is a sacred artist creating modern amulets, shrines, and ceremonies inspired by the rich depth of Jewish history and traditions.
She was a member of the first cohort of women to receive ordination as a Kohenet, through the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute. She also received ordination as a Celebrant of Becoming, a spiritual community she co-led in Washington DC from 2002-2012. She is the author of Ruby Red Seeds: a collection of poetry, prayer, and midrash; as well as several haggadot including The Peeling a Pomegranate Haggadah, The Hanukkah Seder, and The Shavuot Seder of the Seven Prophetesses. For 10 years, she wrote and published about earth-based magickal Judaism at the website Peeling a Pomegranate.
While currently on a hiatus from OneShul, an online synagogue, she served director from 2015-2017 and from 2008-2017 led live-streaming interactive Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, High Holiday services.
In 2017, she launched the Devotaj and the Devotaj Sacred Arts Academy, bringing her approach to the sacred arts to spiritual seekers and bold souls.
devotaj = actions of devotion
The word devotaj was dreamed by Kohenet Ketzirah ha’Ma’agelet, the founder of devotaj sacred arts.
The word melds the ideas of devotion and “chag” (חַג) in Hebrew. Simply translated chag means “holiday,” but it’s really a specific reference to the pilgrimage Holy Days where ancient Israelites would travel to Jerusalem or other holy sites.
Devotaj is rooted in Jewish women’s healing & spiritual practices, but you may see the word “haj” – the Muslim pilgrimage in the end of “devotaj”, or hear “pujah,” the Hindu spiritual practices in it. This is a direct reference to the Devotaj mission to work with Jewish practices, and honor the spiritual practices and truth of other traditions.
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