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Mother Medusa: Regenerative One

an essay by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. for the forthcoming anthology Re-visioning Medusa: from Monster to Divine Wisdom I first saw Her in myself, and gave voice to Her, after I had given a paper on Women and Religion, at the Women and Labour Conference in Australia in 1980; and the paper had attracted quite a […]


… an old poem,  and it seems timely again …oOo… Mother-Warrior You are brave, you are Brave You have conquered You have taken in hand those forces of disintegration that threatened your existence You hold them in your hands, your strong hands They writhe but you hold them fast. Your strength is a-mazing, your courage […]

An Indigenous People’s Statement to the World

Delivered at The Parliament of the World’s Religions Convened at Melbourne, Australia on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation December 9, 2009 In keeping with the theme of this year’s Parliament, “Make a World of Difference: Hearing each other, Healing the Earth,” we, the Indigenous Peoples participating in this Parliament, hereby […]

Naturalistic Paganism’s Spectral Challenge – Part Two: Calling the Specters by Émile Wayne

Originally posted on Humanistic Paganism:
In Part One, I called attention to the specters which haunt as we try to live into more intimate and thoughtful relationships to land. Part Two is designed to call these specters by name. The goal of this series is not banishment or exorcism, but rather genuine, empathetic encounter. We…

Re-Visioning Mythologies of Gender/Sex

This essay was first published in Goddess Pages in 2008, isssue 9. ‘Gender’ might be described as “one’s perception of their self as being” either female or male, and ‘sex’ as “the physical appearance of one’s body” as either female or male.[1]   The “sex” of a body is commonly understood to necessarily be able to […]

Making Sacred: Space for the Not-Yet

It seems timely … as well as Seasonal (for both Hemispheres): as published in Goddess Pages issue 6. As the Wheel turns into Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the Seasonal Moment of Lammas in the Southern Hemisphere. For those in the planet’s South, Earth’s tilt is delivering the post-Summer Solstice welcoming of the new Dark, the […]

Godless Paganism wins Book of the Year!

Originally posted on Humanistic Paganism:
Godless Paganism has been named Book of the Year at Pagan Tama!  This recognition is wonderful, especially after a tough year for many of us!  Godless Paganism is available on Amazon, here.  In case  you haven’t read it, in it John Halstead has gathered together the voices of 40 atheistic, humanistic,…

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