(Press Kit) She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?

cover final frontShe Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?

Edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill                                                                        

  • Paperback:476 pages
  • Publisher: Mago Books (June 21, 2015)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1514257696
  • ISBN-13:978-1514257692
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight:8 pounds
  • Anthology: 92 Contributors

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Description: Published in June 21, 2015 by Mago Books, this anthology is a collective writing of and by 92 cross-cultural Goddessians including Carol P. Christ, Max Dashu, Genevieve Vaughan, Lydia Ruyle, Susan Hawthorne, and Starhawk. It includes essays, poems, and artworks that answer the question, Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? The writing project began as a discussion among members of the Mago Circle, Facebook group, created and administered by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang. Coedited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill. Project committee includes Trista Hendren and Wennifer Lin. Full color, 476 pages, distributed internationally by Amazon online bookstore and Mago Books (http://magobooks.com).

She Rises is the first book of the Mago Books collective writing series. She Rises may be seen as a guidebook to the consciousness of the Great Goddess, the primordial consciousness of WE in S/HE, by contemporary Goddessians. The question, “Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?” taken as the weft, is interwoven with the warp of the answers provided by ninety-two contributors from around the world. She Rises puts forth ever-unfolding patterns of Goddessian thoughts, experiences, and visions expressed through a variety of works including short writings, proses, poems, essays, artworks, and research papers.

Our authors take us far and near, from the cosmic horizon to the very political site of one’s inner feeling. Probing the very foundation of one’s thinking/feeling/sensing, She Rises collectively re-members and re-stores what has been forgotten or rather erased in the mind of people under the advancement of patriarchal times. The acoustic/semantic/visual chorus of this book sometimes whispers and other times trumpets the premise that knowing the Goddess is a beginning of one’s action to re-create the self and the world.

More to the structure, She Rises taps into the gynocentric power of the numeric symbolism of three and nine by (1) calling Parts as Mothers and Chapters as Sisters and (2) inventing the Nine Sisters under the Three Mothers. Structured as the Three Mothers and the Nine Sisters, She Rises aims at re-activating the anciently originated movement of the Nine Goddesses, which manifest across cultures from Nine Muses to Nine Matrikas and to Nine Magos to name a few. In that sense, this book proudly self-defines as a twenty-first century manifestation of the Nine Goddess Movement. The meaning and impetus of the ancient symbol of triquetra also known as triskelion are newly made in a trans-temporal context.

 

Book Reviews & Endorsements

  • (Book Review) Helen Hwang’s The Mago Way by Elizabeth Hall Magill

    Dr. Helen Hwang’s The Mago Way makes a significant contribution to our understanding of thealogy (the theological study of the divine feminine) and to the transnational feminism that must be the basis of global change. The Mago Way weaves together several stories—Dr. Hwang’s own journey away from Christianity and toward Mago (the gynocentric principle, rooted in pre-patriarchal East Asian/Korean culture, that encompasses all of existence), the story of Mago as told through the text of the Budoji (made available in […]

  • (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 Volume 2) Endorsement by Kathryn Rountree

    See book info here. This second volume of She Rises addresses the practical question of how Goddess feminism makes a concrete, vital difference to the everyday lives of its 96 contributors, and, in turn, how these women make vital, concrete differences in the world. It is a glorious and robust tapestry of prose pieces, poetry and art revealing a vast variety of ways in which Goddess inspires women from diverse religious, ethnic, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds to act. They are […]

  • 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 Volume 1 Book Review by Marcella J. Lively

    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: Why Goddess Feminism? Why Goddess Activism? and Why Goddess […]

  • You Can Make Your Own Rose, Poems and Reflections by Andrea Nicki

    Title: You Can Make Your Own Rose, Poems and Reflections Author: Andrea Nicki Mago Books (forthcoming 2017)   Description: The book explores many topics such as male and female socialization, sexual violence against girls and women, child abuse, family dysfunction, exploitation in academia, goddess spirituality, animal spirituality, ecospirituality, tarot, and communal dance.   About Andrea Nicki: Andrea Nicki grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Queen’s University and held a postdoctoral fellowship in feminist ethics and […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Mago Way book review by Dr. Glenys Livingstone

    Order it Mago Bookstore! This book, The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia, is an important and major contribution of scholarship to the rising global return of gynocentric consciousness; to the return of the Female as imagined source of all being – and it is an wholistic vision, wherein no difference is known “between you and me or between one nation and the other”. It is a radical work. The work that this book unfolds on […]

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