PaGaian Cosmology On-Line
A Celebration of Goddess and Cosmogenesis in the Wheel of the Year
a journey through eight Seasonal Moments (Sabbats) of Earth’s journey around Sun – the Solstices, Equinoxes and cross-quarter days, our everyday sacred journey.
… to strengthen the sense of belonging and connection to this Earth and Cosmos, in your particular place, and in your unique presence, through practices of relationship, Goddess images, meditations and ceremonial conversation with Her. To align with the magic and power of Her Creativity through ceremonial practice.
The year long course may be whatever you wish it to be for you: each self will develop the material in their own unique way. There is a lot of material and it will last you for years. The 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 engraved at Bru-na-Boinne (Newgrange) in Ireland is understood to express this cosmology. The year’s course is a Goddess and Cosmic journey expressed and summarised in every breath.
With every inbreath I receive the Gift – I am Virgin ever-new.
With the peaking of every breath I am this dynamic Place of Being. I am Mother.
With every outbreath I become the Gift, the Old One – ever transformed.
With every breath in, I receive the Gift of All – the Transformations of the Ages, Old One.
With the peaking of every breath, I am the Sentient Place of Now, the Sacred Interchange, Mother.
With every breath out, I am the Gift to All – again renewed, Virgin.
Glenys Livingstone, PaGaian Cosmology, p.261-262.
PaGaian Cosmology is an eco-spirituality grounded in the Pagan/Indigenous tradition of Old Europe, linked to story of the unfolding Universe, and Triple Goddess Poetry. It celebrates the Creativity of the Cosmos, expressed as She – within self, other and All.
The course is a journey into the seamlessness and balance of the layers of self – personal, social and cosmic, and nurturing deep Creativity. The whole of Gaia’s cycle provides an wholistic eco-psychology that can heal and create. It is a Poiesis: the making of a world.
For the Southern Hemisphere, the Introduction is best started by mid March-early April, so that Samhain/Deep Autumn material can be started by mid-April, depending on one’s own pace.
For the Northern Hemisphere, the Introduction is best started by mid September-early October, so that Samhain/Deep Autumn material can be started by mid-October, depending on one’s own pace.
The Introduction may also be done by itself at any time.
On-line material includes instructive and informative e-notes, slideshows, and meditations. It is a lot of rich material, that will last you for years … you will be able to return to it, and graze as it suits you, follow the particular threads of your interest, and develop it in your own way.
Investment: $390 for whole year-long course including Introduction (a total of nine sessions), if payment for whole year is made. Please contact Glenys or glenys@pagaian(dot)org for a concession if you need one, and/or for a slightly reduced rate if able to pay via direct deposit (within Australia usually).
For more information please contact Glenys or glenys@pagaian(dot)org
Artemistress/facilitator: Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. (Social Ecology), author of PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion
Glenys offers her scholarship and decades of teaching, and centrally her experience in facilitating seasonal ceremony, with Earth/Cosmos and Goddess based expression.
From Douglas in Indiana, USA (2017): This course will take you to the very Heart of the Cosmos. You will never be the same!
From Margaret in Tennessee, USA: I have always been attracted to religions of Nature (i.e. paganism), but it has always been more of a mind thing then a heart thing. As you emphasize, PaGaian Cosmology is a practice and so that is what I am mostly focusing on and I feel its magic blossoming in my heart. Thank you for everything.
From Lyndell in Ballina NSW Australia: I have found it to re-generate so many of my principles and values around areas such as justice, integrity, ethics, that I have become increasingly aware I have buried and compromised in order to live within, survive within, a patriarchal world. AND: The course has been so powerful in supporting this process of the re-birth of myself, and of the re-generation of the strength to stand up for myself and my values, that I cannot express how profound the process has been, …
Contemplating and celebrating the seasonal transitions is a method of getting with the essential plot of what it means to Be; and particularly what it means to be human – a storyteller with self-reflective consciousness; ceremony is a method of responding and conversing with the sentient Cosmos in which we live.
a video introduction: Situating in the Womb of Gaia: a PaGaian Contemplation of Her Creative Place
The human emerges within the life systems of Earth as that being in whom the universe reflects on and celebrates itself in a special mode of conscious self-awareness (Thomas Berry, Evening Thoughts, p.146)