Excerpt from Gaia Emerging: Goddess Beliefs and Practices in Australia
by Patricia Rose and Tricia Szirom
"Jane Hardwicke Collings has been a homebirth midwife for nearly three decades and, like many women, she was initiated into the Women's Mysteries through birth. Jane's work is on of the best examples of the sacredness of the mysteries of the Red Tent and the birthing process....."
Purchase Gaia Emerging on line and support the work of GAIA Inc A book about the Goddess, in Australian, modern culture.
Drs. Patricia Rose and Tricia Szirom were curious about the range of beliefs and practices that exist in the Australian Goddess community so they commenced by talking with women. An on-line survey, involving over 300 respondents, added to the knowledge base.
Gaia Emerging, the result of this work, tells the story of the growth of the Goddess community in this wonderful land.
It links the development of community to the emergence of Goddess spirituality in the UK and USA and speaks to the multi-cultural nature of this country.
Historical threads weave into discussions of present practice and beliefs which the authors then use to discuss the future of this wonderful emergence.