Category Winter Solstice

We Are Cosmic Dynamics

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.[1] This recalling, and “creating of sacred space” […]

Gate of the Year

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                                     […]

Creation Stories @ Winter Solstice

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 […]

(Essay) Winter Solstice – Celebrating Birthing New Being by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.

Originally posted on Return to MAGO E*Magazine:
Winter Solstice window, MoonCourt Australia, 2008 Winter Solstice is the time in our annual orbit around Sun when the dark part of the day is longest. Traditionally it has been celebrated by our Gaian ancestors in many regions of our planet as the birth of light, the…

Poetry for Birthing New Being

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 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 […]

Cosmogenesis Dance for Winter Ritual

Celebrating the three qualities of Cosmogenesis – differentiation … each unique being: to be is to be unique – communion … the related web: to be is to be related – autopoiesis/subjectivity … the sentience of the Creative Cosmos: to be is to be a centre of creativity.[1] oOo We say in the Winter Solstice […]

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