Call for Contributions/Proposals, Goddesses in Myth, History & Culture

front cover tenativeMago Books Textbook Project: Call for Contributions/Proposals

 

Mago Books is seeking contributors for a textbook project on Goddesses in world religious traditions tentatively titled Goddesses in Myth, History, and Culture, eds. Mary Ann Beavis and Helen Hye-Sook Hwang. We are seeking academically qualified contributors (Ph.D. or equivalent) to write chapters under the broadly delineated headings listed below. The editors are open to suggestions for additions/revisions. Contributions may be co-authored.

 

This project is for an affordable, single-volume academic textbook to be used in undergraduate university courses, in ebook form. Contributions should contain general and introductory content rather than in-depth researched papers on specialized topics, although contributors’ expertise should be reflected in each contribution. Proposals (max. 1,000 words) should identify: the topic or topics you are interested in covering; proposed word count (different topics will require varied levels of coverage); your academic qualifications (please attach an up-to-date CV). Authors selected will be primarily from the Mago Collective, although outside contributors may be solicited at the discretion of the editors. Illustrations such as original photographs, artworks and public domain images are welcome.

 

Proposed word count: 5000-15,000 words

Font: Times New Roman (12 font size, 1.15 spaced)

Style: Chicago Style, footnotes

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

Final manuscript deadline: January 31, 2017

 

Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2016

Submission and contact: mbeavis@stmcollege.camagoism@gmail.com

Acceptance of any and all content is at the discretion of the editors. Further details will be informed to selected contributors in a timely manner.

 

Goddesses in Myth, History and Culture

 

Introduction

 

Section 1: The Goddess and Pre-patriarchal History

 

Section 2: Goddesses in Indigenous Religions (First Nations Spiritualities, African Traditional Religions, Australian Traditional Religions, Asian Spiritualities, European Cultures)

 

Section 3: Ancient Near Eastern Goddesses (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel-Canaan)

 

Section 4: Goddesses of Pre-Christian Europe (Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic)

 

Section 5: Hindu and Buddhist Goddesses

 

Section 6: Goddesses of East Asia (Korea, Tibet, Vietnam, Japan, China)

 

Section 7: Contemporary Goddess Spiritualties (Wicca, Witchcraft, Goddess Feminism, Thealogy, Asherah Jews, Christian Goddess Spirituality, Goddess in Sufism, Goddess in Today’s Culture)

 

Conclusion

 

 

Book Reviews & Endorsements

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • (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 […]

  • (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 […]

  • (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 […]

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