One Who Hears, Let Me Speak

Sacred ceremony may be an exercise and practice of Speaking new language, a speaking WITH the Mother/Place of Being … a “Con-course” as I name it in PaGaian Cosmology Introduction  (p.9, and also p.45). We need to find new language for speaking with our Place of Being, so that we may shape our thinking anew – and so, shape our world: SPELL it:  sacred ceremony may be a Poiesis – the making of a world. And in every moment we may place attention to the words we speak, the story coming out of the mouth … the meta-narrative – the cosmology – embedded in them.

a poem – which begins with a piece of a poem by Robin Morgan:

“Oh let me hear you hear

me speak oh

speak to

me oh let me” … (Robin Morgan)


O One who Hears

Let me Speak


What is it that

Wants to be Spoken?


O speak to me o

speak o

hear me     speak you


am given, received … Met

Glenys Livingstone 2006 C.E.

Reference: Robin Morgan “The Network of the Imaginary Mother” in Lady of the Beasts p.85 (a poem that first appeared in The American Poetry Review 1970ish?)

Also an ABC radio program: How Language Shapes Thought

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