The Priestess

by Alyssa Herzinger Elliott | Lilies in the Bardo

Audio Recordings: U.S. Representatives Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Yoho


The Priestess, a conductor of ancient wisdom and prophetic truth, brought to my mind U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

I used the phrase “fucking bitch,” from her speech about what Representative Ted Yoho called her on the steps of the capitol, and translated it through musicomancy into the song’s opening theme. An additional theme was translated from her quote, “Having a daughter does not make a man decent.”

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