Foremothers of Women’s Spirituality Movement Anthology



Just Published:

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

edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble


I am honoured to be a contributor to this anthology. 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 is 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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