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Imbolc/Lammas @ EarthGaia, August 2017

In the Southern Hemisphere, we are entering the Season of the growing light celebrated as “Imbolc”/Early Spring: it is the first Seasonal Moment after Winter Solstice, the “cross-quarter” or meridian point between Solstice and Spring Equinox. In the North of the Planet it is the Season of the growing dark, celebrated as Lammas/Lughnasad: the first […]

We Are the Ancestors

… for the current Samhain Season (in the Southern Hemisphere), as well as the planetary meltdown we witness: may we remember a deeper story always present. This was originally published in Gaian Voices Volume 6, Number 1 & 2, 2008 (by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.) In the last couple of years two significant friends of mine have passed, trans-formed. […]

PaGaian Cosmology On-line Course

For those in the Southern Hemisphere of Earth-based tradition, the Wheel of the Year begins in the late Autumn (late April- early May) with the Seasonal Moment traditionally known as Samhain or more commonly as Halloween. So my year-long course in Seasonal celebration of our Earth-Sun journey, begins there. The Introduction is best done in […]

June Solstice 2015: Winter/Summer

It is the Season of Solstice – Earth’s tilt in relationship with Sun leans us to the furthest point, for both North and South hemispheres: you may see Her there in your mind’s eye, as She orbits … For the Southern Hemisphere June Solstice is the magic of the return to the light, out of the […]

Now Recognizing Her in Me

presented by Glenys Livingstone as a paper at the Women of Faith: Reclaiming the Gift Colloquium, University of Sydney, 1997, now published as my contribution to the anthology by Mago Books: She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality? edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill Author’s note 2015: Though this paper was written and presented some eighteen […]

Organic Innocence and Autumn Mysteries

Autumn Equinox Season is frequently named as “Mabon”, and even though I consistently celebrate this Seasonal Moment in the tradition of the Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone, I too have named it thus – as “Mabon”.[1] ”Mabon” is a name from the Celtic tradition, and it is the name of the Son of Modron, the […]

Solstice – Summer/Winter @ EarthGaia

It is the Season of Solstice – Earth’s tilt in relationship with Sun leans us to the furthest point, either South or North: see Her there in your mind’s eye, where She is in Her orbit … For the Southern Hemisphere December Solstice is the awesomeness of the return to the dark, the turn out of […]

Conceptions of Samhain

Conceptions of Samhain by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. as published in Goddess Alive! Issue 26 Autumn/Winter 2014   Samhain preparation and ceremony at my place begin with this breath meditation: Breathe deep … and as you let go of your breath, follow it down, and notice the Space between your breaths. Don’t hold it, just notice it. […]

Creativity of Beltaine Moment

Beltaine is commonly understood in recent times to be a celebration of sexuality, and frequently in particular heterosexuality … but this is a simple reduction, and only one of the valencies of a deeper significance of the Seasonal Moment, which is the extant creativity of Sun and Moon in relationship, with Earth. The notable and […]

Desire, the Universe and Earth-Sun Creativity

For Beltaine (S.H.) especially, and the celebration of Holy Desire/Allurement “We awake to a universe permeated with allurement, and our most primal desire is to become this allurement.” (Brian Swimme, The Universe is a Green Dragon, p.55) ” This bonding is the perdurable fact of the universe and happens primievally in each fresh instant, a […]

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