European Book Launch Party: A Poiesis of the Creative Cosmos, by Glenys Livingstone, PhD,- 5 am EDT Saturday

Glenys Livingstone, PhD, will share from her new book, A Poiesis of the Creative Cosmos: Celebrating Her within PaGaian Sacred Ceremony on a live Zoom Call (link below), 5 am Saturday April 15 (tomorrow!)

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This book is the documentation of a poetic ceremonial process practiced over decades, which has been the making of a world, a creative context in which She could be expressed and heard. This ceremonial practice is based in the Seasonal Moments of Earth-Sun relationship: that is, specifically the Solstices, Equinoxes and cross-quarter transitions of the Old European indigenous traditions. This has been synthesized with a scientific understanding of the unfolding Cosmos, and with female metaphor for the sacred: named as a “PaGaian” cosmology.
The poetic process of ceremony described, over the year long cycle of Earth-Sun creativity is a Geo-therapy, a placing of self within a womb of creativity, a microcosm of the Womb of the Cosmos, the habitat of all being, in which we dwell. This documentation was enabled and enhanced by the author’s academic doctoral work which allowed organic and transpersonal research methods, wherein ceremony, meditations, and intuitive cognitions were part of the learning. The circle of stones on the front cover represents this devotional practice and is reminicent of the great stone circles built by ancestral peoples, which were ceremonial sites celebrating relationship with the beauty and terror of being alive in this awesome universe.
A Poiesis of the Creative Cosmos Book Endorsements
“This is a deeply spiritual work, beautifully articulating the sacrality and the profundity of our lives and of the cosmos. Glenys Livingstone writes of communions, celebrations, wonderfully creative ceremonies, the continuity of life: our turns around the Wheel of the Year.”
-Miriam Robbins Dexter, Author of Whence the Goddesses: a Source Book and Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia
“This book is a blessing! Bestowing knowledge, wisdom, and beauty, it presents new possibilities for a greater felt connection with the cosmos. The ceremonies for a PaGaian Wheel of the Year will surely inspire spiritual creativity.”
-Charlene Spretnak, Author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece
“In order to enter A Poiesis of the Creative Cosmos, begin the night before. Go out under the stars and let their beauty soak into you. Bring to mind the 320 million Earth-like planets sprinkled throughout the Milky Way galaxy and imagine there are other beings out there who are, simultaneously, trying to imagine us. As you climb into bed, reflect on the stunning truth coming from both the ancient ones and the contemporary scientists, that you are at the center of the universe, at the very center along with everyone else. After a deep sleep, you will be ready to enter the PaGaian wheel of ceremony which has taken Glenys an entire lifetime to create. She has had to struggle out of the unconscious arrogance and profound ignorance of industrial society in their dismissal of the wisdom embedded in Goddess-based cultures. Working with other poets of the cosmos, she has constructed a spiritual practice that enables us to root ourselves in place and celebrate the sacred annual journey about the sun. By releasing ourselves into the wisdom of her ceremonies, we find our creative energies reinvigorated as we set forth to give poetic expression to the divine presence in which we live. Glenys Livingstone, the author of this cosmological poetry, is a planetary treasure.”
-Brian Thomas Swimme, Author of Cosmogenesis
“For years and years, we Goddess-folk have chanted, sung and whispered–the Great Mother is returning! Now, in these challenging times, we are blessed with a deeply personal, profoundly universal book from the inimitable Glenys Livingstone. Buy this book, sisters. Read this book, brothers. Live this book, children of Our Sacred Mother.”
-H. Byron Ballard, Witch, Priestess, Author….

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© Glenys Livingstone 2022. 

Glenys Livingstone, Ph.D.

Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. (Social Ecology) has been on a Goddess path since 1979. She is the author of PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, which fuses the indigenous traditions of Old Europe with scientific theory, feminism and a poetic relationship with placeShe lives in her home country Australia, and has facilitated Seasonal ceremony for over three decades. Glenys co-edited the anthology Re-Visioning Medusa: from Monster to DivineWisdom. In 2014, Glenys co-facilitated the Mago Pilgrimage to Korea with Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang. Glenys is a contributor to Foremothers of Women’s Spirituality: Elders and Visionaries edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble (2015), and also to Goddesses in World Cultures edited by Patricia Monaghan (2010). She has produced PaGaian Cosmology Meditations CDs, and teaches a year-long on-line course “Celebrating Cosmogenesis in the Wheel of the Year”, for both hemispheres. Her website is


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