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Permeated with Moon Presence

“When you look at the moon, you are absorbing the moon just as the ocean absorbs minerals … your particles are new in the sense that they have absorbed something from the photons and entered a new state of being. … This means that when you stand in the presence of the moon, you become a […]

Samhain/Beltaine Moment @ EarthGaia May 2021

As our planet Earth, and we Her inhabitants, orbit Mother Sun in our everyday sacred journey[i], we move into the Seasonal Moment of Samhain/Beltaine, the cross-quarter between Equinox and Solstice: that is, in the Southern Hemisphere into Deep Autumn towards the Winter Solstice, and in the Northern Hemisphere into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice. […]

The Girl Returns, with a Cosmology

The title of this essay is in response to a long story written by the author some decades ago entitled The Way the Cosmos was for a Girl.  I am inspired in this writing by Jean Houston’s description of three layers/realms of the self. Her version is: (i) historic, factual, biological – “This is Me“: […]

Held in the Creativity of Her Seasonal Wheel

Sitting within my circle of stones, facing the North resting in what it represents for me: which is the Seasonal Moments as I have celebrated them for decades, and the entire story of the Universe in fact … all that has come into being to my right in the light part of the cycle, and […]

the magic space between old and new always present

… in real space and time, beyond tick-tock and the number given to an orbit, which is measured from some arbitrary event (2,021 years since what?) … let there be beauty and strength power and compassion honour and humility mirth and reverence … if it is not found within, it will not be found anywhere […]

Dis-covering That I am a Place

When I was pregnant for the first time, it was a shock to realize that “something” could grow in me. Though I had no words for it at the time, it was a beginning of revelation of the presence of the creative force of life in me. There was nothing second rate about this, and […]

Journey to Coolum: Belly Stone Revelations

Recently I travelled with my partner to a popular beach named Coolum within our region of East Coast Australia, and I was awestruck with its beauty. Being conscious of the original inhabitants of the land I live with, I googled for the names of the traditional people of the area and found that the Coolum […]

Infinite Generosity

One of my favourite stories is in this telling of a conversation between cosmologist/physicist Brian Swimme and geologian/cultural historian Thomas Berry: On another occasion, Brian was passionately telling Thomas, over a cup of coffee in a café, that he had figured out the source of the problem in industrial society and what needed to be […]

PaGaian Cosmology Course 2020 CE

The PaGaian Cosmology course for the Northern Hemisphere will begin with the coming of Autumn there: usually with the Introduction anytime in September, and Samhain/Deep Autumn material sent out in early-mid October. … The year-long on-line course is for the novice or the experienced: it is a pattern of Creativity that can be applied by […]

PaGaian Cosmology Preface

The term “PaGaian” requires some explanation: it expresses a reclaiming of the term “Pagan” as meaning a person who dwells in “country”, yet with “Gaian” spliced in, it expresses a renewed and contemporary understanding of that “country”. “Gaia” is a name for humanity’s Habitat, an ancient yet new name, which I understand to include whole […]

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