Foremothers of Women’s Spirituality Movement Anthology

I am honoured to be a contributor to this anthology.

Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries 

edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble

The thematic focus is the “seeming explosion of creative religious expression on the part of contemporary Western women is the thematic focus of this book; the 33 chapters are the individual stories of the movement’s founders in their own words.”

My essay “Conceiving and Nurturing a Poiesis of Her: a PaGaian Cosmology” is Chapter 17 p.165-173, in Part II Indigenous Mind and Mother Earth, with 3 related images in the Appendix, p.307-309:


PaGaian Cosmology altar/mandala: a “Womb of Gaia” map


“MoonCourt.” Goddess Ceremonial space of Glenys Livingstone. Blue Mountains


“PaGaian Cosmology: A gynocentric re-emergence.” Image by Julie Cunningham from front cover of book by Glenys Livingstone.

There was a Book Release Party in Berkeley, California 13th December, and another on the 16th December because that one is sold out … if you are in the neighbourhood!

With readings by:  Vicki Noble, Miriam Robbins Dexter, Starhawk, Luisah Teish, Mary Mackey, Judy Grahn, Joan Marler, Max Dashu, Mara Keller, Karen Vogel, Musawa, Hallie Austen Iglehart, Lydia Ruyle. 

Performances by: Jennifer Berezan (with Melanie Demore, Gina Breedlove, Evelie Posch, Arisika Razak),Julie Felix and Carolyn Brandy. 

An uplifting evening to honor and celebrate the women who helped create a movement that transformed countless lives and forever changed the way we understand and experience ourselves and our world.

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