(Call for Contributions) She Rises Volume 2

front cover 3She Rises: How… Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? Volume 2

Co-edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D., Mary Ann Beavis, Ph.D. & Nicole Shaw

Forthcoming by Mago Books


Blessings for this new year ahead. The summer season in the Southern Hemisphere brings celebrations of the Solstice and the turning towards the dark, even as the celebrations in the Northern hemisphere honor the turning towards the light. Ever turning. Ever changing. She changes everything she touches; everything She touches changes.


Using as a springboard She Rises Volume 1, the collective writing project of She Rises Volume 2 aspires to interweave new patterns in the tapestry of Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality. While the first volume was evolved around stating/proclaiming the rational or cause of our Goddessian/Magoist commitment by answering the question, “Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?,” the second volume takes a step further to ask the “How?” question, “How… Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?”


We are asking you to tell us about HOW you ‘do’ Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality. HOW is Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality present in your life? HOW do you engage Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality? HOW do you live Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality?


You may like to engineer the question on your behalf and answer it for us all. Here are some examples of the question: “How (do I practice) Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?” or “How (do I engage myself in) Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?”


It is our hope that the question “How?” potentially produces a record of ways we engage Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality. We foresee a possibility that She Rises Volume 2 may become a guidebook of some sorts.


She Rises, volume one, asked WHY? and 92 contributors answered the question with depth, honesty, insight, creativity, imagination, and inspiration.


Now we are asking HOW?  Your answers will offer:


  • a guidebook for those beginning their journey with Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality,
  • a confirmation for those already engaged with Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality,
  • another thread in the tapestry of Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality that is being woven by women and men all over the World.


Let’s weave a tapestry of answers! To be part of this weaving, please send your contribution to all three of us (include all three emails in your one email):


Helen Hwang – magoism@gmail.com

Nicole Shaw – autumnrainstudio@telus.net

Mary Ann Beavis – mbeavis@stmcollege.ca


Second Deadline: April 15, 2016

Primary Deadline: March 31, 2016


Submission details:


Short writing – up to 200 words

Longer essays – up to 3000 words

Research papers – 7-15 pages, 1.5 spaced Garamond or Times New Roman

Poetry – any length (please indicate formatting)

All submitted as .doc or.docx files [images for essays and poetry attached as .jpeg files (300 dpi)]


Art work – any form, submitted as 300 dpi .jpeg files accompanied by a descriptive paragraph attached as a separate Word file


Please attach a separate bio of no more than 100 words, including where you live, your website and contact details.


You may submit multiple proposals and editors may choose two or three of them. The submission form is included below.


Blessed Be!

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Mary Ann Beavis, Nicole Shaw, Trista Hendren & Rosemary Marttingley


Only email submissions please (not Facebook or Personal Messages). Please fill out the following form and pasted it in the body of your email submission.

Your name and email address:
Number of proposals and their genres:
List the titles/contents of attachments including your short bio:


The She Rises Volume 2 project is a sister book of its predecessor, She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? Volume 1 (Mago Books 2015). Volume 2 is to be self-published by Mago Books in September, 2016 or March 2017.


Editors: For details, see About & People.

Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

Founder of the Mago Work including Return to Mago E-Magazine, Mago Academy, and Mago Books, an advocate for the new paradigm in the mind/body/spirit through raising the consciousness of the Great Goddess/Primordial Mother/Creatrix.


Dr. Mary Ann Beavis

Mary Ann Beavis (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is Professor of Religion and Culture at St. Thomas More College, the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Canada). Her areas of specialization include Christian Origins, Feminist Biblical Interpretation, and Women and Religion.


Nicole Shaw

My life purpose is creating deeper awareness. This is what motivates me and is the thread that weaves through my artwork, writing, activism, organic farming, advocating for local food production, founding groups and organizations (such as the Bowen Road Farmers’ Market and Nanaimo WomanShare), and living as lightly and as sustainably as I can on the earth. http://nicoleshaw.weebly.com/

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 […]

  • 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 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 Vol 2 Reviews/Endorsements

    She Rises: How Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?  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 […]

  • (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  

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • (Book reviews) The Mago Way Volume 1 by Mary Blair Petiet and Sara Wright

    The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia by Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang. Order it at Mago Bookstore.   The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Volume 1), is an original and vital contribution to goddess scholarship and feminist studies. Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang’s work provides crucial insight to early eastern goddess centered thought similar to that provided to western goddess studies by Marija Gimbutas. The Mago Way places the great goddess of […]

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