Gaian Age

A Gaian Age: Myth of the Mother Goddess

With Jules Cashford and Stephan Harding

The evolution of our mythic imagination over the last centuries has led to a catastrophic separation between ourselves and nature. The stories we tell ourselves no longer serve.

Join mythologist Jules Cashford and gaian scientist Stephan Harding as we cast back to the time of the mother goddess, when humans were participants in the whole of an intimate and animate earth, and consider whether there are lessons we might recover for today.

“In Ancient Greece,Gaia called at once and she was heard. But what if, in a silent spring, Gaia calls … and no-one is listening? And now there is no delphic oracle … to remind us of who we are, children of earth” JC.

Jules Cashford

Jules CashfordJules Cashford is a mythologist, Jungian analyst and author of The Moon: Symbol of Transformation (2016), Gaia: Story of Origin to Universe Story (The Gaia Foundation, 2012), The Mysteries of Osiris (2010), co-author of The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image (Penguin, 1993), and translator of The Homeric Hymns (Penguin Classics , 2003). She has written a number of booklets on the Imagination, made two films on the Early Northern Renaissance Painter, Jan van Eyck and an App and CD for young children called Songs of the Animals.

Stephan Harding

Stephan HardingStephan Harding was one of the founding members of Schumacher College where he worked closely with James Lovelock on The Gaia Theory. He led on the College’s MSc on Holistic Science for nearly 20 years, looking at a more expanded view of science that takes into account imagination, sensing and the experience of the individual. He is the author of Animate Earth, Gaia Alchemy and Poems of Lorca: Courting the Dawn and is an advisor for Animate Earth Collective.


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  • A Gaian Age
     April 27, 2023
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm