Thank you for watching my talk on raising modern goddess temples. I will continue to update this page with further information and resources that I hope will add even more value to your experience and give you ideas for creating your own Goddess temple or Sacred Space.
Slides from my talk
Reading List: More coming soon
Bachofen, Johann Jakob: Myth, Religion and Mother Right, New Jersey , 1973, Princeton University Press.
Benhaiem, Annabel: “What This Researcher Discovered After Years of Studying Matriarchal Societies.” Interview with Heide Goettner-Abendroth, 2019, HuffPost France https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-this-researcher-discovered-after-years-of-studying-matriarchal-societies_n_5d9f60bfe4b06ddfc515f767?fbclid=IwAR3eUTLlZ7vzfhG8tHOR9dByBdeV2OA76L5UU0xXt4G4slXvMzOii63lJlI
Carr-Harris, Liz: The Descent of Religion: It’s Evolution from Nurturing to Bullying and Back! USA, 2011, Grey Fox Publishing.
Childs Kelly, Elizabeth: “When God was a Woman – An introduction to the wisdom of the sacred feminine” in Human Parts, Nov 2019.
Daly, Mary: Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism Boston 1978, Beacon Press
Dames, Michael: The Silbury Treasure. The Great Goddess Rediscovered. London 1976, Thames and Hudson.
Dames, Michael: The Avebury Cycle. London 1977, 1996, Thames and Hudson.
Farrell, Paul B: 7 Reasons women will lead the new world order, article, 2014, www.marketwatch.com.
Feldman, Ruth: Oxytocin and the Development of Parenting in Humans, Biological Psychiatry Journal, August 15, 2010 Volume 68, Issue 4, Pages 377–382 published by Elsevier Health Sciences, UK, Netherlands and USA. https://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(10)00120-4/abstract
Foster, Judy with Derlet, Marlene: Invisible Women of Prehistory – Three million years of peace, six thousand years of war. Melbourne 2013, Spinifex Press.
French, Marilyn: From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women in the World, Volume 1: Origins. City University of New York 2008 The Feminist Press
Gadon, Elinor w. The Once and Future Goddess – A Sweeping Visual Chronicle of the Sacred Female and Her Reemergance in the Cultural Mythology of Our time. San Francisco, 1989, Harper & Rowe.
Gimbutas, Marija: Gods and Goddesses of Old Europe. London 1974, Thames and Hudson, and University of California Press.
Gimbutas, Marija, and Robbins Dexter,M (Editor): The Living Goddesses. USA 1999, University of California Press.
Goettner-Abendroth, Heide: Matriarchal Societies: studies on Indigenous Cultures across the Globe. Originally in German translated by Karen Smith. New York, 2012, Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Gould-Davis, Elizabeth: The First Sex. London, 1973, Penguin Books.
Macey, Joanna: World as Lover, World as Self – Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal. Berkeley California, 2007, Paralax Press.
Morgan, Elaine: The Aquatic Ape. London, 1982, Souvenir Press.
Mor, B., Sjoo, M.: The Great Cosmic Mother – Rediscovering the religion of the Earth. American Edition, 1991, Harper One (a Harper Collins imprint)
Sitka, Chris (Independent scholar): Radio interview “The Origins of Patriarchy. Parts 1 & 2” Radio 3CR, Melbourne July/August 2019 https://audio.3cr.org.au/3cr/radical-philosophy/2019/07/27/1330/201907271330_radical-philosophy_64.mp3
Stone, Merlin: When God Was a Woman Marboro Books, 1976
Goddess Temple Herstory
Are you interested in raising a Goddess temple or sacred space?
Modern day mystery schools & sacred spaces are becoming common. But how do you actually raise a Temple dedicated to Goddess Spirituality, Gaia, Ecology & Activism?
My Name Pia Gaia,
I am a trained Priestess of the Goddess and have made it my life's work to create sacred spaces, and support visionaries creating them.
My background is in community development, eco village design and sustainability.
I'v travelled around the world exploring how people grow and create sacred spaces that are thriving and healthy.
I offer one-on-one priestess sessions in personal support, and I offer consulting (with a team of dedicated wisdom holders behind me) on creating sacred spaces.
I'm here to help in any way I can. Your vision is important, Your dream is possible. Let's make it happen.