Rev. Areeya Marie Sharpe is an Interfaith Minister, Artist, Chef and Ceremonialist that has worked in large scale Themed Prop Construction and Fabrication, Visual/SacredSound Art and Private Chef venues for over a decade, serving Las Vegas and several other locales around the world. Creating recipes of visual/sound art, prayerFull cuisine and sacred scent honoring the earth, sacred sites and ceremonies. Gratitude for 25yrs of education, nourishment and encouragement provided in Las Vegas community art projects, music, song, group ceremony and woman’s circles. Living and perpetuating the ” Arts of Sanctuary”, *** Those creative and sacred art expressions that offer the sanctuary of sustainable and compassionate, mindful living methods… body, speech and mind.”*** “that space, that place of all love and grace”. Honoring rites of passage and practices that offer sanctuary of essence in reciprocity with all our relations. Thank you for every day, in every way life gifts opportunities to share LunaSol Salutations, that union of heaven and earth in our hearts… here in the Mojave desert, in and around the world. Thank you beloved teachers, guides, friends, family and the divine essence that guides for the best good of all beings, in this life, throughout all lives.
Home nested in the desert over a couple decades, Areeya lives between Nevada, Western Mass, CT, Oregon, NC and Costa Rica while Interfaith Ministering and Priestessing. A Devotee of Sekhmet she is also a Lohan Shaolin Ngakmo practitioner and Medical Qigong student. Areeya enjoys studying, documenting and perpetuating the “Arts of Sanctuary” while visiting and serving Buddhist Sangha, Earth Centered Goddess Temples and sacred art communities established and yet to be established, around the world. Blessed to guide folks for 18yrs with Journeys to the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, in Cactus Springs, NV. Currently a co-care tender at the Temple since Jan 2021, living an experiment of Maternal Gifting, honoring Genevieve Vaughn’s wondrous offering to the world, a Temple perpetuating Goddess Spirituality, Peace Activism and the Maternal Gift Economy . You can find Areeya most often singing, co-creating ceremony, playing an instrument, creating altars and practicing Qigong!
Current projects- 2022-2025
Elemental Goddess Series: Essence (canvas art and clay, Autumn/Winter 2022-2023)
Raw Vegan Vegetarian Cook Book( Sense of Taste, 2024)
Song Recordings: 3 Single Releases(TBD)
Earthsong Mojave April 2022-Gathering of Elders, honoring all our relations, Another year with elders from first nations and the Interfaith communities, offering prayers, dance and song for mother earth as one.
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