PaGaian Cosmology by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.

PaGaian Cosmology coverPaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion (NE:iUniverse, 2005)

by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.

is offered freely on-line, with a Creative Commons license, at the above site.

It may also be purchased, or donation made on the site.

PaGaian Cosmology brings together a religious practice of seasonal ceremony based in a contemporary scientific sense of the cosmos and female imagery for the Sacred.

The work grew from Glenys’s sense of alienation from her place, which was personal, cultural and cosmic. This fires a commitment to a cosmology that re-stories Goddess metaphor of Virgin-Mother-Crone as a pattern of Creativity, which unfolds the cosmos, manifests in Earth’s life, and may be known intimately.

PaGaian Cosmology is an ecospirituality grounded in indigenous Western religious celebration of the Earth-Sun annual cycle. By linking to story of the unfolding universe this practice can be deepened. And a sense of the Triple Goddess – central to the cycle and known in ancient cultures –may be developed as a dynamic innate to all being.

Contents of the book PaGaian Cosmology

Some words of praise for the book – including from Thomas Berry and Elisabet Sahtouris, as well as other happy readers.

Review on YouTube by Cassandra: PaGaian Cosmology (Book Chat)

From the Preface: The term “PaGaian” requires some explanation: it expresses a reclaiming of the term “Pagan” as meaning a person who dwells in “country”, yet with “Gaian” spliced in, it expresses a renewed and contemporary understanding of that “country”. “Gaia” is a name for humanity’s Habitat, an ancient yet new name, which I understand to include whole Earth and Cosmos – there is no seam separating Earth from Her context. And Pagan religious tradition offers a spiritual practice of celebrating Earth-Sun Creativity manifest in this Habitat. The cosmology described in this book makes a start on bringing all of this together. It is written from a Southern Hemisphere perspective which may enable a freeing of the Earth-Sun cycle and experience from the Gregorian calendar year: placing it more clearly for a moment in its Cosmic country.

 

 

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