Category Winter Solstice
At Winter Solstice ceremony in MoonCourt on 17th June we filmed our Cosmogenesis Dance. Its three layers are resonant with the three qualities of Cosmogenesis and the three aspects of the Female Metaphor/Goddess. There is a bit of story about the dance here (Appendix I of PaGaian Cosmology).
At the Solstices, in traditional PaGaian ceremony, we recognize and recall the sacred space (that is, in traditional Pagan language, “call the directions”), with recognition that we are Cosmic Dynamics of the elements, as poetically inspired by cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme’s perception of water, fire, earth and air. This recalling, and “creating of sacred space” […]
I said to the one who stood at the Gate of the Year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And the angel said: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand in the hand of the One. That will be to you better than a light […]
In PaGaian Cosmology, and sometimes explicitly expressed in other traditions, Winter Solstice/Yule essentially celebrates the Birth of All, Origins (capitalized because it needs to be noted as a sacred and ultimate event). Winter Solstice is a good time to contemplate Creation stories. Here is one – a Poem from Jami 1414, with an image (from […]
Winter Solstice thoughts … “We celebrate the birth of the new Being, which/who is always beyond us, beyond our knowing … yet is within us, burgeoning within us – and within Gaia. What will save us is already present within – forming within us.” For full essay see link below: Return to Mago E-Zine
This is one of my favourite poems to contemplate at the Seasonal Moment of Winter Solstice: it expresses so much for me of the journey into new being, and continues to at this time. Birthing is a shamanic act – it is frought with challenge and often takes one to the limits, yet eventually the […]
Out of Her fertile Dark Matter, out of the Stillness of her Creative Centre, New Being comes forth, Light is thus born. All Manifestation is born. … as it says in some poetic manner in many spiritual traditions: and as it is announced in traditional PaGaian Winter Solstice ceremony after all have been sitting in the dark […]