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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 […]

A Story of Origins: ever present and unfolding

We, all who live on this Earth, are gift of the ancient Star exploding as supernova, which(who) gave birth to our Solar system, our Sun and Her planets. Our planet Earth was/is in the Goldilocks location of “just right”, and also had the Goldilocks size of “just right”: all enabling a balance of cosmic dynamics […]

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