Tag Archives: Glenys Livingstone

PaGaian Cosmology Course: Goddess, Cosmogenesis and the Wheel of the Year

For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, my course in PaGaian Cosmology is starting with the advent of Autumn there, anytime now with the Introduction (which is substantial), and then with Samhain material in late September-early October. This course is rich in material, and suitable for the novice as well as the experienced who may wish […]

September Equinox @ EarthGaia 2022 C.E.

The Seasonal Moment of Equinox @ EarthGaia comes around again at 1:04 UTC on the 23rd September, and it is Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere: they are intimately, seamlessly connected.  At my place East Coast Australia that Moment of Earth-Sun relationship will be at 11:04 on the 23rd September … and all […]

Imbolc/Lammas Season @ EarthGaia 2022C.E.

As Earth/we make our/Her everyday sacred journey around Sun, in the Southern Hemisphere the young light ‘born’ at Winter Solstice is waxing and in the Northern Hemisphere the young dark ‘born’ at Summer Solstice is waxing. We as Earth cross the midpoint (the “cross-quarter”) between Solstice and Equinox on August 7th at 12:36 UTC. All […]

participating in the giant heart I call Mother

I find this excerpt from Robin Morgan’s poem The Network of the Imaginary Mother on my mind recently: it is associated at this time with the current Season of Winter Solstice (in my region of Earth in the Southern Hemisphere). I remember when this excerpt (and whole poem) first impressed me: when I was birthing […]

Solstice @ EarthGaia June 2022 C.E.

Earth enters the Season of Solstice at this time in Her orbit around our Mother Sun. It is one of two Solstices for the year, the other being in December. For the Southern Hemisphere June Solstice is the magic of the fullness of the dark, the longest night of the year, and the turn/ return to the […]

Devi Prayer: an Immersion in Her

Sanskrit Devi Prayer from 108 Sacred Names of Mother Divine by Craig Pruess and Ananda Here it is with the English translation written in to the video: The BEST Devi Prayer by Ananda Devi with full Text and Translation. Note that these words by Ananda herself, who wrote it, are different from the English text […]

Gate of the Year – for Samhain

I said to the one who stood at the Gate of the Year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And the angel said: “Go out into the darkness                                     and put your hand in the hand of the One. That will be to you better than a light                                     […]

Samhain/Beltaine @ EarthGaia May 2022 C.E.

In our orbit around Mother Sun, our everyday sacred journey[i], Earth’s tilt moves us into the Seasons of Samhain and Beltaine, as they are named in Old European traditions. It is the cross-quarter Moment between Equinox and Solstice: that is, in the Southern Hemisphere between Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice, and in the Northern […]

there is nothing we have not been

Ancient peoples, our ancestors knew this: “I have flown as an eagle, Been a coracle on the sea, I have been a drop in a shower. A sword in hand, A shield in battle, A string in a harp, Nine years in enchantment, In water, in foam, I have absorbed fire, I have been a […]

Theology of War: the Enemy Behind All Enemies

This is an edited excerpt from PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D., p. 73-74. Philosopher Paul Ricoeur describes how in the “creation” story of the Enuma Elish, the creative act “which distinguishes, separates, measures and puts into order”, is inseparable from the murder of the “oldest gods” (who is in fact […]

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