PaGaian Cosmology Meditations
a set of three CDs and 16 page booklet
by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.
For a taste:
“The CDs are an invitation to ceremony through the holydays of the year or ritual events in the Earth’s progression. Each festival has two tracks on the CD: one which helps you prepare your ritual space while the other guides you through ceremony.
Glenys has deepened my experience of the Wheel by setting it into the vast web of all creation. We are as connected and held by the planet as the planet is held by the gravity of the sun and, so the relationships go on, back to the very creation, the great birth of the universe. Glenys’s meditations invite us to experience these natural rituals of the season as our birthright.
In the Lammas meditation she asks the listener to consider ourselves as Her harvests. She asks us to consider our own death and imagine us as Her harvest, for in death we return to Her. We take our lessons from the outward world and in Lammas all returns to source, to the earth and the roots.
At Winter Solstice, there is an invitation to call into being our own evolutionary story — creating a spiral and lighting candles for the original “flaring forth” of the great birth of the universe, the earth, the first human and ourselves.” Review by Jude Lally for SageWoman magazine 2017.
This set of three CDs with booklet is a treasure. … Livingstone’s narration delivery, including pace and timing of pauses, is outstanding – easy to understand and neither overly dramatic nor boring, but rather wonderfully appropriate. Each meditation includes music, and when there is music, the balance between the narration and music seems perfect to me. … These are meditations of great depth, which contain both mystery and celebration…., and is likely to appeal to both those beginning on the Goddess path as well as those who have been on it for a while. I recommend it with gratitude for the technical perfection of its audio and the spiritual depth of its content. Judith Laura, blogging as Medusa, on Medusa Coils, author of Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century and Goddess Matters: The Mystical, Practical & Controversial
DIGITAL: $19.95 for the whole set. PLEASE NOTE: When purchasing digital tracks, you will need to click on “Return to Glenys Livingstone” in PayPal to access and download your track: it will not be automatic unless you do this. FOR INDIVIDUAL TRACKS see below.
In these times of deep change, a return to sacred ceremony seems necessary – medicinal, even urgent – for the wholing and healing of each and all, for the remembering of who and where we are. Participating consciously in the sacred process of Earth’s everyday journey around Sun, the wheel of the year, is a Poiesis … the making of a world.
These meditations are based on decades of ceremonial devotional practice and meditations that have been part of PaGaian Seasonal class meetings at MoonCourt, Blue Mountains Australia. Each meditation may be a ceremony/ritual in itself, if one chooses: they may simply be a method of engaging with the Seasonal Moment, and when participated in fully, will facilitate a magical process, as Her Gaian Creativity is. I have been told they are also good healing bedtime stories to plug into as you go to sleep, anytime: they are an ecopsychology.
The meditations may be for group or individual contemplations: inviting your own creative process within the cosmology offered.
PLEASE NOTE: When purchasing individual tracks below, you will need to click on “Return to Glenys Livingstone” in PayPal to access and download your track: it will not be automatic unless you do this.
Though these meditations are prescriptive: that is, pre-scribing a creative process, I allow room within that for any person or group to vary some things for themselves … there is space for your own scribing/authoring within the cosmology offered to you.
Each of the individual meditation tracks come with the preparation track and the Introduction included in the package download. Samhain has another music track as well – acknowledgment below.
For a taste: Samhain/Deep Autumn meditation on SoundCloud
Review by Philip Costigan, November 2016:
The PaGaian Cosmology Meditations provide a very helpful framework for experiencing the seasons of the year in a sacred meditative framework. Besides a setting for personal development, they place this journey in an earth-based, cosmos-based context. The depthing of a person’s own development within the enfolding evolution of the natural world gives it a realistic earth-focused grounding. The imagery of Gaia, as earth mother and Goddess, reinforces this. These meditations can help to counter a self-focused, selfish, tendency so common in much contemporary self-help meditative practices. The use of symbols and rituals that are earth-based has been very skillfully and appropriately used. The dominant use of female imagery, both in story and in myths, doesn’t greatly detract from their use by men.
Glenys’ voice in the meditations has a clear, reflective and ‘encouraging’ quality. The pacing within the sessions is finely tuned, …
Music Acknowledgements (others are listed in the booklet):
Samhain: Shamanic Healing by O. Baldwin and R. Bottom, courtesy of Good 2 Move Music Ltd/North Star Publishing Ltd. and ‘Uyll’ from the album Deep Within a Faerie Forest by Gary Stadler and Wendy Rule, courtesy Sequoia Records.
Winter Solstice: Spiritbirth and Ancient Footsteps from Fish-Nite-Moon CD by Tim Wheater
Imbolc/Early Spring: Music courtesy of Bronwyn Kirkpatrick, MOON CD.
Beltaine/High Spring: Shedville 28th Nov 05 by Nick Alias
Summer Solstice/Litha: Extending a Hand from Glorious Woman CD by Nick Alias.
Lammas/Late Summer: Shores of the High Priestess, from Dreams CD by Sky
Autumn Equinox/Mabon: Gentle Sorrow by Sky from Dreams CD.
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Also available: a DVD of three short meditation videos
Invocations of the Sacred Three – a powerful Creative Cosmic Dynamic recognised by humans since our earliest of times – and cross-culturally; often recognized and represented as the Triple Goddess or the Triple Spiral. And a PaGaian rendition of a prayer to our sacred Source of being.
Cost within Australia: $13 plus $4.10 postage
Cost international: $AUD13 plus $8.90 postage