PaGaian Cosmology On-Line
A Celebration of Cosmogenesis in the Wheel of the Year
a course and mentoring
through eight Seasonal Moments (Sabbats) of Earth’s journey around Sun – the Solstices, Equinoxes and cross-quarter days
or available on a per Seasonal Moment basis as each arises in your region.
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 ceremonial Journey into the significance of the Triple Spiral motif engraved at Bru-na-Boinne, but omnipresent. It 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.
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: $410 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 experience in facilitating seasonal ceremony, with Earth/Cosmos and Goddess based expression: for the last decade these ceremonies have taken place in MoonCourt, Blue Mountains, Australia where she has lived with her partner Taffy Seaborne.
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, …
Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry describe ritual/ceremony: a “ritual mode of expression” is from its beginning “the manner in which humans respond to the universe, just as birds respond by flying or as fish respond by swimming.”[i] It is a way in which we as humans, as a species, may respond to this awesome experience of being and becoming.
[i] Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, The Universe Story, p.152.
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)