Category Winter Solstice

O Mother Sun

( … for the Solstices in particular) 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. […]

Mother and Child: Her Eternal Cosmogenesis

This image is from Ur 4000 – 3500 B.C.E., and Adele Getty says in her book Goddess: Mother of Living Nature:”… this Babylonian Goddess presents an ancient and haunting image of the sacred mother. Holding her child to her breast, she stands upright like Tiamat, the dragon woman, naked except for her magic belt of […]

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 […]

(Poem) REFRACTIONS

camped on the frontier of my life, pregnant with the future I am comforted by you star fixed in my sky think of your courage a knife being born in your belly you fear a painful birth … for the world does not yet contain the contours of our sharp new selves we had known […]

Cake for the Queen of Heaven and Earth

In the Winter Solstice Communion blessing as it has been done in PaGaian tradition, the participants, are named as “Cake for the Queen of Heaven and Earth”[1]: it is a reference from a biblical text (Jeremiah) where it is noted that the women are (still) baking cakes for the Queen of Heaven, Astarte[2]- it’s hard […]

We are Gift of Goddess-Mother Supernova

We are Gift of Tiamat – Goddess Mother supernova. Out of her stardust we are born. Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus and trace elements. We are Gift of Tiamat – out of her stardust we are born[i]. Tiamat (which means Goddess Mother) is the name that Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry gave to the […]

Cosmic Silent Night for Winter Solstice

Written by Connie Barlow This Cosmic version of Silent Night has been a traditional part of PaGaian Winter Solstice ceremony for over a decade now, sung after the ceremonial lighting of the fire, and  announcement is made of our Origins.  For each verse, the first and last lines are always the same: FIRST LINE: Silent night. […]

The Solstices as a Pouring Forth – into Light or Dark

Winter Solstice ceremony is about celebrating the fullness of the dark, which involves at the same time the birthing of light. This fullness of dark may be understood as the fullness of emptiness, which many religious mystical traditions and poets have understood as a quality of emptiness: that is, that emptiness is full and sentient. […]

Cosmogenesis Poetry by Elisabet Sahtouris

A story to be told to the child whom we all are: Cosmogenesis   Evolutionary biologist, Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris is quoted a lot in Chapter 1 PaGaian Cosmology “Gaia, Goddess, Cosmogenesis and the Wheel of the Year”. Her book Earthdance is her full story of EarthGaia’s advent and unfolding, and freely available here. And a bonus, another […]

Cosmogenesis Dance

At Winter Solstice ceremony in MoonCourt in 2017 we filmed our Cosmogenesis Dance. The Dance has three layers which 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), and also in this article: Cosmogenesis […]

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