Glenda Taylor, Elder, Scholar, Educator

Glenda Taylor

Teacher Speaker Elder

Glenda Taylor, in the 78 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.  Glenda is also Director of the Fellowship of Comparative Religion and Earthsprings Retreat Center.

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Latest Posting: Animal Sensibility

Perplexity via Pixabay CC.0

By coincidence I’ve lately read several books about animal and plant sensibility, scientists detailing the emotional and intellectual life of non-human beings.

I am happy to see that there is beginning to be a turn in attitude toward what native and earth-centered peoples have long known, that we have much to gain by our awareness of our interactions with and interdependence on the other tribes of “people” on this planet.

Today I read a story that touched my heart.  This excerpt is taken from the book When Elephants Weep, by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy:

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In the current podcast, Renewal and Regeneration, Glenda Taylor reflects on the possibility of renewal after loss from tornado, death, illness, social upheaval, generational suffering and more, with the wisdom of various poets and sages.

New Life Out of Old, Photo by Glenda Taylor CC2.0

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"When skepticism mates with longing, mysticism is born."  F. W. Nietzsche

From the Archive: I Love Plants, by Glenda Taylor, 2004

My friend, who knows my sense of the impact of our ancestors upon us, recently called me a lineage keeper, even with my plants.  She said that because I had been holding forth about the beauty of “Mama’s day lilies,” starts of which I had long ago dug up from my childhood home, carried around with me to several states, and which are now blooming profusely at Earthsprings.   Before that I  had remarked on “Seth’s rose bush,”  “Jacob and Catherine’s seedlings,” and  “Selena’s azalea,” and “Liz’s paperwhites” along with “Eliot’s apple tree,”  “Kerry’s canna lilies,”  and “Dawn’s little red rose bush.”  My friend has many times heard me detail the origins of various flowers and trees, as well as the dates and places of their coming into my life.  “These over here are third generation azaleas that I rooted from those that came from New Summerfield that spring we went there together,” might be the way I lead off a conversation with her these days…

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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.

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“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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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