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PaGaian Cosmology Course: Goddess, Cosmogenesis and the Wheel of the Year

For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, my course in PaGaian Cosmology is starting with the advent of Autumn there, anytime now with the Introduction (which is substantial), and then with Samhain material in late September-early October. This course is rich in material, and suitable for the novice as well as the experienced who may wish […]

participating in the giant heart I call Mother

I find this excerpt from Robin Morgan’s poem The Network of the Imaginary Mother on my mind recently: it is associated at this time with the current Season of Winter Solstice (in my region of Earth in the Southern Hemisphere). I remember when this excerpt (and whole poem) first impressed me: when I was birthing […]

Devi Prayer: an Immersion in Her

Sanskrit Devi Prayer from 108 Sacred Names of Mother Divine by Craig Pruess and Ananda Here it is with the English translation written in to the video: The BEST Devi Prayer by Ananda Devi with full Text and Translation. Note that these words by Ananda herself, who wrote it, are different from the English text […]

Theology of War: the Enemy Behind All Enemies

This is an edited excerpt from PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D., p. 73-74. Philosopher Paul Ricoeur describes how in the “creation” story of the Enuma Elish, the creative act “which distinguishes, separates, measures and puts into order”, is inseparable from the murder of the “oldest gods” (who is in fact […]

A Gaialogue: Joanna Harcourt-Smith and Glenys Livingstone

I was privileged to be interviewed by the late Joanna Harcourt-Smith for her Future Primitive series of Gaialogues, on January 6th 2008, just two and a half years after the publication of my book PaGaian Cosmology, and just one and a half years after the advent of pagaian.org website. There has been a lot of […]

Mother Matrix

My Name is Medusa: Read by Glenys Livingstone

Glenys Livingstone reads her beautiful children’s book about Medusa. For more information and to buy the book My Name is Medusa “What might be the consequences of changing our minds sufficiently, so that Medusa for instance, can be comprehended as metaphor for Divine Wisdom? Many scholars contend She once was understood this way. What might […]

Earth’s Desire by Thomas Berry

… as we may contemplate the Cosmic Power of Desire, particularly in the Season of Beltaine (early May Northern Hemisphere, early November Southern Hemisphere) we may consider … Thomas Berry – Geologian, cultural historian. 1914 – 2009

Beltaine/Samhain @ EarthGaia November 2021

As our planet Earth, and we Her inhabitants, orbit Mother Sun in our everyday sacred journey[1], we move into the Seasonal Moment of Beltaine/Samhain (as it is named in Western Indigenous tradition). It is the cross-quarter transition between Equinox and Solstice: that is, into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and […]

Seeing the Apple Isle

It is the role of the Priestess to part the mists, to enable vision of the “Apple Isle”, which is a name for the realm of true knowledge: the hidden depths of every present moment. It is a knowledge of the hidden depths of the self, other and all – in deep time and space. […]

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