Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. has been on a Goddess path since 1979; this has included diverse spiritualities and a scientific perspective, inner work as well as academic scholarship. Her studies have been in theology, ritual, archaeomythology, social ecology, psychology, sociology and education.
Glenys is the author of PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, which was an outcome of her doctoral work in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney, 2002. She has also produced PaGaian Cosmology Meditations CDs (2015), and her Eco-Fable (for kids and not-kids) My Name is Medusa was published in 2016.
Glenys is a contributor to:
She Rises: How Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality?, Helen Hey-Sook and Kaalii Cargill (editors), Mago Books, 2016. Essay title: “Celebrating Her/My/Our Everyday Sacred Journey Around Sun”,
Jesus, Muhammed and the Goddess, Trista Hendren, Pat Daly and Noor-un-nisa Gretasdottir (editors), a Girl God Anthology, 2016. Essay title: Exodus 1980 Revisited.
Godless Paganism: voices of Non-Theistic Pagans. John Halstead (editor), Lulu.com, 2016. Essay titles: “A PaGaian Perspective” and “A Poetry of Place”.
Foremothers of Women’s Spirituality: Elders and Visionaries, Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble (editors), Teneo Press Inc., 2015. Essay title: “Conceiving and Nurturing a Poiesis of Her: a PaGaian Cosmology”.
She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality, Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill (editors), Mago Books, 2015. Essay title: “Now recognising Her in Me”.
She is Everywhere Vol. 3, Mary Saracino and Mary Beth Moser (editors), Bloomington: iUniverse Inc., 2012. Essay title: “Spelling and Re-Creating Her”.
Indian Journal of Ecocriticism, Volume 3 August 2010. Essay title: “Female Metaphor, Science and Paganism: A Cosmic Eco-Trinity”.
Glenys grew up in country Queensland Australia. Glenys considers herself a student of the Poetry of the Universe – a language expressed in scientific story, mythological metaphor, ancient and contemporary images of integrity, body movement and dance, stillness, chants and songs. By these means, she has conducted geo-therapy – ecological reconnection – for herself and with others.
Glenys’s work, PaGaian Cosmology, is grounded in the Old European Indigenous religious practice, integrated with evolutionary perspective and Goddess scholarship.
Glenys’ M.A. is in Theology and Philosophy and included education in liturgical practice at the Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley California. She lives in the Blue Mountains Australia with her partner Taffy (Robert) Seaborne, where she has facilitated Seasonal ceremony in MoonCourt with an open community, taught classes, mentored apprentices, and writes. In 2014, Glenys co-facilitated the Mago Pilgrimage to Korea with Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.