Glenda Taylor, Elder, Scholar, Educator

Glenda Taylor

Teacher Speaker Elder

Glenda Taylor, in the 80 years of her amazing life, has led workshops and retreats and has lectured widely to diverse groups on topics ranging in scope from history to poetry, from spirituality to psychology, from current events to cross-cultural mythology, from cultural traditions to individual creativity.

During that time she has created and collected a large body of wisdom that is being digitized onto this website.

The support of those interested in her work makes possible this extensive website.

You are invited to explore the posts, videos, podcasts, quotations, images and courses to be found here.

Glenda is also Director of the Fellowship of Comparative Religion and of Earthsprings Retreat Center.


Circulation of the Light

The Combat of Ares and Athena, Jacque Louis David, Louvre, Paris

Introducing A New Online Video Course: 

“In Defense of Civilization”

In this eight-part video course, Glenda Taylor challenges us to look at our current world situation in the light of ancient wisdom—the Greek myths of Ares, the god of war, and Athena, the defender of civilization.

Two powerful conflicting tendencies within the human psyche are examined in the course–the impulse that tends toward controversy and aggression, or the impulse toward maintaining peaceful and civilized relationships.

Lessons include eight videos in which viewers will encounter commentary by ancient and modern interpreters of these archetypal motifs, ventures into history and psychology, and hundreds of images created by the finest artists of all times, all helping to deepen our experience.

Each video is followed by supplementary material, including commentary by people like James Hillman, Plato, Edith Hamilton, Hesiod, Joseph Campbell and others, as well as a look at these issues through the lenses of other cultures’ myths, questions and suggestions for reflection or discussion, an opportunity to interact with the course instructor, Glenda Taylor, and much more.

This course offers new insight and new tools for dealing with conflict of any kind–in the culture, in relationships, or anywhere else that conflict occurs.  It also reveals time-tested strategies and values to solve many of the conflicts.  And it promises to entertain and educate us in the process!



Wisdom comes in many categories on this website, including history and culture, mythology and pyschology, spirituality and ecology, poetry and imagery, quotations and commentary, and much more…Register on our secure server to receive updates and participate fully on this website!



About Current Podcast


In the current podcast, “Edges, Boundaries, and Mystery,”  Glenda Taylor reflects on the fundamental questions we all come back to, touching briefly and poetically on wholeness, boundaries, mystery, and meaning.


Graphic Stock image inspired by Mondrian

Background inspired by Pit Mondrian




“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  Albert Einstein

From the Archive: Four Corners

“I stand, silent and in awe, before the mystery and uniqueness of each tradition and each individual and hold them sacrosanct in their way of being.”  Glenda Taylor

Photo Credit: Glenda Taylor; CC2.0

I am spending a brief time of rest, renewal, and reflection in the area of the United States called Four Corners. Here the “corners” of four states touch: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Here, too, different topographical regions touch: towering mountains dip rapidly down to high desert, the temperature dropping ten degrees in a matter of twenty minutes driving time.

Here too there is the meeting of a diversity of cultures. On the street corners of Durango, for example…

Community: Participate and Support

Wisdom at the Heart of Community

Enjoy the free content here.  The work of digitizing and adding content continues; you are encouraged to join the community and support this on-going work. Supporters receive discounts on courses, retreats, phone consultations; they are also invited to a free once-a-year website-community retreat at Earthsprings Retreat Center; they have access to additional content on this website; they participate in an online discussion group that influences the development of the content of the website.


“Glenda Taylor is gifted as a discerning scholar and an engaging teacher, sharing the wisdom found within humanity’s ancient and modern spiritual traditions and making them applicable in today’s evolving world.”  Dawn Warren, Spiritual Retreat Leader, Educator

“Glenda Taylor’s teachings opened my eyes to the depth, beauty, and truth in all spiritual practices. Seeing the world as interconnected and multifaceted, with the richness of differing perspectives, has become the foundation of how I view the world and my place in it.”  Jean Friedman, Educator

“It has been my good fortune to have known Glenda Taylor for almost 30 years. A world class teacher and writer, her vast knowledge and gentle demeanor are a gift to all. She is truly one of a kind.”  Carol Henderson, Art Dealer, Writer, Ranch Owner


Take A Course

You may dive deeper into the sorts of content on this website by taking online interactive courses with Glenda Taylor.  Here  you will find courses Glenda has prepared on a variety of subjects. The most current “Taoism, the Watercourse Way” is a self-paced course in eight lessons.  Other courses are “in the hopper” and will be available soon.

Schedule Phone Consultation

For personal consultation with Glenda Taylor concerning any of the topics on this website or for conversation about individual concerns, you may schedule a time for such a consult by clicking the button below. All scheduling and consultations are, of course, private and confidential.

Enjoy A Retreat

Earthsprings Retreat Center, located on 70 secluded wooded acres in the edge of the Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas, hosts retreats, workshops, and other activities where the One And All Wisdom community converges. Learn more by visiting the retreat center website page,

Book Glenda as Speaker

Glenda Taylor has given lectures and workshops to audiences at universities, religious organizations, civic groups, health and healing conferences, women’s action groups, and at various other places.  To schedule Glenda for a talk or workshop at your venue or organization, contact her by phone or email.