(Call for Contributions) Articles for Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism

Mago Books seeks encyclopedic articles on (1) persons/organizations, (2) feminist/gynocentric notions, (3) animals/plants/nature. These articles will be first published in Gynapedia, Online Gynocentric Encyclopedia. We aim at publishing them as three books in the form of E-Books and/or Print Books within the coming 4 years by Sept. Equinox of 2021.

On a perennial basis, one can become Author for Gynapedia and create pages. Please find the proposal form below and submit it accordingly.


What is the Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary Project about? 

It is one of the things that we CAN do in the face of ever-accelerating patriarchal assaults. We trust that the speed of our minds/hearts/souls runs faster than that of the former. The project is conceived as an extension and continuation of the Mago Gift Work aligned with Maternal/Gynocentric Gift Economy. Ultimately, we do this to give ourselves, communities, and the terrestrial eco-community what we are universally given by our mothers, ancestors, and the Cosmic Mother. Advocating the Gift Economy, Genevieve Vaughan writes, “We are born into a Gift Economy practiced by those who mother us, enabling us to survive. The economy of exchange, quid pro quo, separates us from each other and makes us adversarial, while gift giving and receiving creates mutuality and trust.”

The project of Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary of Goddess feminist activism aims at channeling the Sisterly dynamic (Inter-cosmic Sisterhood) in which one’s self-motivated giving/sharing for the cause of ALL in WE empowers both the receiver and the giver, the Original Dynamic of the Creatrix. Simply put, we aspire to host the Metamorphic Nature of the Gift Economy; our giving/sharing of gifts/talents/resources transforms us all and saves the inter-specieal terrestrial community (Yes, we humans are responsible for the survival of animals, plants and nature as well). Outcome of such dynamic is Sisterly trust and bond that animate all in WE. In this mechanism, we experience the divine providence of our giving and receiving, which guides us into an ever-deepening commitment to look after the Whole.

The term, Wickedary, is borrowed from Mary Daly’s Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language in Cahoots with Jane Caputi. As the title suggests, Mago Wickedary is propelled by the vision of Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, advocate of Magoism who was immensely influenced by Mary Daly.

Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism is perceived as the third type of the collective writing project that the Mago Work has undertaken after She Rises series and Celebrating the Goddess series.


Project Categories (not in priority order):

(1) Persons and organizations (writers, researchers, advocates, poets, artists, musicians, and others)

(2) Feminist/gynocentric notions

(3) Animals, plants and nature

Publishing Media: Gynapedia (Free Online Feminist/Gynocentric Encyclopedia), E-books, and/or Print Books

Deadline: Ongoing till Jan. 31, 2021.

  • Primary Deadline Jan. 31, 2018.

The Persons and Organizations Category: This book will build on the bio data of Mago Work collective writing projects’ contributors including She Rises Volume 1 and She Rises Volume 2Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess Volume 1Return to Mago E-Magazine, Mago Pool Circle and Gynapedia but does NOT exclude other Goddess feminist activist writers, artists, poets, researchers, advocates, musicians, educators, and others.


Proposal Form for all three categories:

1. Your name, country/state/city of residence

2. Contact email, and/or website(s)

3. Categories of your articles (one may write for multiple categories):

(1) Persons and organizations (writers, researchers, advocates, poets, artists, musicians, and others)

(2) Feminist/gynocentric notions

(3) Animals, plants and nature

4. List of your accomplishments (briefly describe them in the spirit of Gift Economy, if appropriate)

5. Please indicate if you can create page(s) in Gynapedia directly. See Gynapedia Author’s Handbook. If so, list your online article(s) instead of below.

If you do not wish to become a Gynapedia Author, please refer to below:

Proposed entry word count: up to 2000 words (include URLs for interlinking)

Font: Times New Roman (12 font size, 1 spaced)

Style: Chicago Style, footnotes (if applicable)

Illustrations: As attachment of jpg files (must be 300 dpi)

Submission: Email submission only, to Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang magopoolcircle@gmail.com (State “Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary Proposal” in the subject line of your email.


Proposal Form for Persons and organizations:

Write the summary of your biography (no more than 100 words strictly) AND answer the proposal form below (all together 1000 words). Attach your self-photo image and/or a couple of other images in your email.

Please use the following proposal form (you may answer them selectively).

1. Your name, country/state/city of residence

2. Contact email, and/or website(s)

3. Your area of specialty (research, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, art, photography, advocacy, social movement)

4. List of your accomplishments (briefly describe them in the spirit of Gift Economy, if appropriate)

5. What makes you become a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist?

6. How did you come to arrive at where/what you are as a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist?

7. As a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist, what do you aspire for yourself, the young, and/or the world?

8. Something that you want to give/share with the Goddess feminist activism community and/or the world.

9. Please indicate if you can create page(s) in Gynapedia directly. See Gynapedia Author’s Handbook. If so, list your online article(s) instead of below.

If you do not wish to become a Gynapedia Author, please refer to below:

Proposed entry word count: up to 2000 words (include URLs for interlinking)

Font: Times New Roman (12 font size, 1 spaced)

Style: Chicago Style, footnotes (if applicable)

Illustrations: As attachment of jpg files (must be 300 dpi)

Submission: Email submission only, to Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang (magopoolcircle@gmail.com) (State “Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary Proposal” in the subject line of your email.)


Mago Books is seeking volunteer Authors and Coeditors for these books as well as Gynapedia. Please contact Dr. Hwang (magoism@gmail.com).


The Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary Project was first conceived in commemoration of the 4th anniversary of Return to Mago E-Magazine, on August 15, 2017.

 

Book Reviews & Endorsements

  • She Rises Book Review by Hearth Moon Rising

    She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality (Review) June 26, 2015 The eagerly awaited anthology She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality?, edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill, was released this past Solstice (Summer or Winter, depending on your perspective) and I don’t exactly know what to say about it, except WOW. It certainly does not disappoint. This is a hefty anthology of almost 500 pages. It has scholarly essays, stories of personal experience, poetry, and […]

  • She Rises Book Review by Dr. Moses Seenarine

    Order it in Mago Bookstore! [Originally posted in Cyborgs Vs Earth Goddess.] During the last two decades, the feminist literature has expanded to become more diverse and inclusive. Yet, relatively few books have emerged which focus on Goddesses and their significance to feminism and women’s liberation. This is due in part to a complete lack of interest by academics and feminists alike in exploring either historical or contemporary Goddess cultures. This disparaging view of gynocentric tradition is unfortunate, since it […]

  • (Endorsement) Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess by Charlene Spretnak

    “A wise and poetic gathering of the many ways in which Goddess spirituality, past and present, engages with the grand cosmological drama of the seasons of the year and the phases of the moon – resulting in a sense of time that is deeply and beautifully grounded.” Charlene Spretnak, author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece  

  • She Rises Book Review by Mary Hazlett

    Legitimacy of female power in a patriarchal world I’ve seriously explored my spirituality for nearly 40 years, since i began college. Raised catholic, i immersed myself in that religion and its mystical tradition. and for a long time it served me well. but over time, as i matured in all areas of my life, i saw the effects of patriarchy on society and in my religion. language was and is the most obvious sign of patriarchy. what is wrong with […]

  • She Rises book review by Mary Petiet

    She Rises is a clarion call to action. The 92 voices raised in She Rises express the growing cultural realization of the feminine principle, and are instantly recognizable to anyone who has felt its pull. Divided into three parts, She Rises explores Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality. The voices range from the urgent to the gentle, and include both well-known and emerging artists. The forms range from poetry to prose to art, all expressing the common message that now is […]

  • She Rises Book Review by Sara Wright

    “She Rises” uses a thousand perspectives to perceive Her Presence! Yesterday I finally finished this extraordinary book and wanted to share a few thoughts with you. First, once again I am astonished at the amount of labor that went into this amazing creation. Secondly, I wish this volume had been available to me during the ten years that I taught Women’s Studies. I believe that the Women’s movement cannot survive without the goddess in whatever form she may manifest, and […]

  • She Rises Vol 1 Book Reviews

    Go to She Rises Volume 1 book info here. The anthology, She Rises, edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill is a powerful exploration of the Sacred Feminine, what She means to women’s lives, and why humanity and the planet need Her now. Its 468 pages include essays, poetry, and art from 92 women and men including Vicki Noble, Barbara Mor, Carol P. Christ, Starhawk, and Janine Canan. The collection is divided into three sections responding to the questions: […]

  • (Book Reivew) She Rises Volume 2 by Dr. Lila Moore

    (She Rises Volume 2 Live Now. See and oder here.) She Rises Vol 2: How Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? explores how Goddess-based spirituality, which is sometimes termed as women’s spirituality, is expressed and actualized in the lives of contemporary women from around the world. The book is a body of writings with creative imagery by 96 authors which is contextualized within a Magoist Cosmology and Mago Work. According to co-editor, Dr Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Mago Work “advocates feminist and […]

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