Tag Archives: Brian Swimme

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 […]

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. […]

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” […]

Brian Swimme: the Omnicentric Universe

In this excerpt from his video The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, Brian Swimme Ph.D. describes the omnicentric nature of the Universe. This concept of the omnicentricity is essential to PaGaian Cosmology: the Centre of Creativity is here as much as anywhere. My favourite quote from this excerpt is: “Every place is that very place that gives birth to the […]

Brian Swimme Quotes

From Cosmologist Brian Swimme whose teaching has been a major part of the inspiration of PaGaian Cosmology. The universe began as an eruption of space, time, matter, and energy out of all-nourishing abyss, the hidden source of all creativity. The universe began as a titanic bestowal, a stupendous quantum of free energy given forth from the […]

An Integral Universe: Conscious from the Beginning, in Conception

“From its beginning the universe is a psychic as well as a physical reality.” is Thomas Berry‘s principle #3 for a functional cosmology; a version he wrote amongst 12 principles in the early 90’s. See Appendix A PaGaian Cosmology Thomas Berry later expressed it this way: “The capacity for ordered self-development, for self-expression, and for intimate presence […]

Signs out of Time Interviews

Behind the Screen: the Uncut Interviews made for the documentary Signs Out of Time by Donna Read and Starhawk about the life and work of esteemed archaeologist Marija Gimbutas   I have been given permission to publish them all. They are a valuable resource for a group you might like to gather, or that is […]

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