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

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Mago Books Textbook Project: Call for Contributions/Proposals

Mago Books would like to invite you to contribute to our new textbook project, Goddesses in Myth, History, and Culture, edited by Mary Ann Beavis and Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.

About the Editors, see here.

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. We understand that for some of the subject areas delineated below, terminologies such as female divine, divine feminine, Goddess figure, bodhisattva, Mother, Grandmother, Mago, etc., may be more appropriate than “Goddess”; contributors should feel free to use these or other terms as appropriate. 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.

(Please see below for Proposed Table of Contents.)

If you are unable to contribute to this volume, we would appreciate your suggestions for alternative contributors.

Proposed chapter 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)

Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2017

Final manuscript deadline: November 15, 2017 (flexible)


Submission and contact:

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.


Proposed Table of Contents




Section 1: The Goddess and Pre-patriarchal History


Section 2: Goddesses/Female Divine 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, Female Divine in Judaism, Christian Goddess Spirituality, Goddess in Sufism, Goddess in Today’s Culture)



Book Reviews & Endorsements

  • (Book Review) Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess by Hearth Moon Rising

    This was first published in Hearth Moon Rising’s blog (  [Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess is your gift book for this holiday season. It will delight any woman who enjoys reading about the Goddess.] Through essays, poetry, art, and ritual, this anthology addresses the ways we acknowledge the yearly cycle. It is fascinating heartfelt tribute to the Goddess of the Year by women who dedicate their lives to her. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang explains the Mago calendar in detail, exploring its history, […]

  • 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 […]

  • (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 […]

  • 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 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: […]

  • (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 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 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 […]

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4 thoughts on “Call for Contributions/Proposals, Goddesses in Myth, History & Culture Deadline extended”

  1. Dear Mago I am thrilled to submit artwork. I do need more guidance in what you are seeking; which goddesses, what themes, etc. Blessings, Sudie Rakusin

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  2. Dear Mago I am thrilled to submit artwork. I do need more guidance in what you are seeking; which goddesses, what themes, etc. Blessings, Sudie Rakusin

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