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Restoring Dea – Female Metaphor for Deity (Essay Part 3) by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D

This essay is the third part in a series of edited excerpts from chapter 3 of the author’s book,PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion. She is grain/food Before She appeared in human form, there were stones, trees, pools, fruits and animals that She either lived in or were identified with Her or parts of Her. For […]

PaGaian Cosmology Course 2019-2020

The on-line PaGaian Cosmology course for the Southern Hemisphere year is starting with the Introduction anytime now, before the forthcoming Samhain/Deep Autumn season in late April/early May.   Your participation in the course may be a method for you to become more familiar with the work of PaGaian Cosmology which is a unique synthesis; of […]

Restoring Dea – Female Metaphor for Deity (essay 1) by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.

“Almost every ancient culture’s creation myth begins with Her.[1]In the beginning was the Matrix, and the Matrix was all there was. “Before creation a presence existed …(which)… pervaded itself with unending motherhood.”[2] This Matrix was not “feminine”, in any stereotypical way, which would limit Her to a certain mode of being. She was beyond all […]

Cosmogenesis and it’s Three Creative Dynamics

by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. This is an edited excerpt from the author’s book PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, Chapter 1   Central to this PaGaian cosmology is Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry’s articulation of Cosmogenesis and its three “governing themes”.[1] Physicist/cosmologist Brian Swimme tells the story of the evolutionary unfolding of the Universe with a […]

Language for Her

This is an edited excerpt from the author’s book PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, Chapter 1 and a part of the Introduction It generally seemed clearer for me to speak of the “Female Metaphor” rather than “Goddess”, particularly when I was writing my doctoral thesis about Her,  since it seemed that in some minds, “Goddess” may imply […]

(Essay 2) The Power of Metaphor: Spelling Ourselves, Our World by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.

This essay is part 2 of an edited excerpt from the Introduction in her bookPaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion. A Functional Cosmology and Metaphor Brian Swimme has said that to become fully mature as human persons, we must bring to life within ourselves the dynamics that fashioned the cosmos … That is our task: […]

Why We Celebrate Her in Seasonal Ceremony

Why do we do this? … create sacred space wherein She may be spoken, wherein She may be embodied in Her Seasonal expression according to your place? Herewith some reason for celebrating a Gynocentric Cosmology, with religious/spiritual practice: it is more urgent than ever. From PaGaian Cosmology Chapter 4: Charlene Spretnak has noted that: When […]

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