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O Mother Sun

O Mother Sun       who is with me       wherever I am. … May I always remember        your presence surging through my nerve fibres breathing in my body. Present in the forms all around me. … May I remember to be gracious For Thine is the planet. … O Mother Sun You are Daughter […]

Our Mother

Our Mother Who is with us, Holy is Our Being. Thy Kin-dom is present. Thy Desire is felt throughout the Cosmos. We graciously receive your Infinite Daily Abundance. May we forgive each other and ourselves our lack of skill and insensitivity. May we understand our Inner Guidance, and perceive each other’s needs. For Thine is […]

Conceiving and Nurturing a Poiesis of Her: a PaGaian Cosmology

Written for and included in Elders and Visionaries: Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement, Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble (editors), 2015. It was 1974; I was pregnant, young, single and alone—away from family and community so no-one would know: the child would be given away. I had what I felt to be an epiphany […]

Restoring Dea – Female Metaphor for Deity (Essay Part 3) by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D

This essay is the third part in a series of edited excerpts from chapter 3 of the author’s book,PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion. She is grain/food Before She appeared in human form, there were stones, trees, pools, fruits and animals that She either lived in or were identified with Her or parts of Her. For […]

(Book Review) Hallie Iglehart Austen’s The Heart of the Goddess

This beautiful and ovarian work, The Heart of the Goddess  by Hallie Iglehart Austen, has a new edition. I have the original edition which was published in 1990, and my copy is very worn with zealous use. The images, teachings and meditations within it have been essential to my journey – personally, and professionally, and do […]

PaGaian Cosmology Course 2019-2020

The on-line PaGaian Cosmology course for the Southern Hemisphere year is starting with the Introduction anytime now, before the forthcoming Samhain/Deep Autumn season in late April/early May.   Your participation in the course may be a method for you to become more familiar with the work of PaGaian Cosmology which is a unique synthesis; of […]

Lammas/Imbolc @ EarthGaia 2019 C.E.

In the Southern Hemisphere it is the season of the waxing dark, post-Summer Solstice; and in the Northern Hemisphere it is the season of the waxing light, post-Winter Solstice.  At this time in Earth’s annual orbit, which is our everyday sacred journey, Earth makes the post-Solstice transition, crossing the midpoint (the “cross-quarter”) between Solstice and […]

(Book Review) Myths Shattered and Restored, editors Marion Dumont & Gayatri Devi

What a pleasure to read this collection of diverse scholarly voices who speak of global mythological/spiritual traditions from within a Goddess frame: that is, from within a frame where She is understood as primal in an organic way, and without any apology. This is Volume 1 of proceedings from an annual conference of the Association […]

Video Interview with Glenys Livingstone, PaGaian Cosmology author

Interview with Glenys Livingstone author of PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, by Vajra Ma for the online resource of Foremother’s of Women’s Spirituality and Their Living Wisdom for Today  The book PaGaian Cosmology, which is grounded in decades of ceremonial practice, is an outcome of Glenys Livingstone’s doctoral work in Social Ecology at the Western Sydney […]

PaGaian Cosmology Course

Starting now for the Northern Hemisphere Autumn: “… This year-long course is suitable for both the novice and the experienced. It is offered as a ceremonial journey into the Creativity of the Cosmos as it is expressed in the Seasonal Moments of our Planet, in your particular place, and with Goddess metaphor. The Triple Spiral motif […]

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