Title Mago Almanac: 13 Month 28 Day Calendar (Book A)
Subtitle Years 1 and 2 (5, 6, 9, 10…), 5915-6 MAGO ERA, 2018-9 CE
Author Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.
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If we are ever to reverse patriarchal thought, we must reach to the roots of our oppressions. The brilliance of patriarchy is that it is so subliminal and insidious. Until reading Hwang’s Mago Almanac, I had never given much thought to the patriarchal calendar – even though I have produced one for 5 years – aside from my growing annoyance of trying to incorporate the moon phases into a more “traditional” calendar. I have come to realize the idiocy of trying to incorporate liberation for women into a completely patriarchal idea. For this reason, I will stop producing my Girl God calendar, and direct others toward the Mago calendar. As Audre Lorde wrote, “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” We need that house dismantled, yesterday! Let our calendars and other intentions echo that thought. Our calendars shape our days and our very lives. Let us begin the process of weeding out every single thing that blinds us to our power and path to liberation. Trista Hendren, author of The Girl God series
Have you ever felt out-of-sync with the universe and out-of-touch with your body? You’re not alone. For millennia, most humans have been squeezing our activities and squashing our bodies into time slots that work against us, not for us. With Mago Almanac, Helen Hye-Sook Hwang takes a giant step toward remedying that nearly universal human situation. Harriet Ann Ellenberger, Poet and Co-founder of Sinister Wisdom
This work by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang is a unique and potent contribution to unfolding the profound significance of gynocentric calendar; that is, a calendar that is aligned to natural and cosmic and female cycles. The aligning of the small self and also the communal self to Larger Self, is to tune all these layers of being to a cosmic harmony: it is to place one’s self in real time and space. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang radically articulates the vain nature of patriarchal calendar, and its interlock with patriarchal thought and rule. Through interpretation of the Budoji, an ancient gynocentric text, she lays the foundation for real action to shift minds, and gives perspective on how Gregorian and patriarchal calendars erase the essentially maternal/female basis for the measure of time, simultaneously erasing Her from consciousness. To re-place ourselves in the Mother’s Time is to listen again to the deep truth of being, and enable transformation. This book sows a seed for awakening to that re-placement in everyday time. Glenys Livingstone, Ph.D., Founder of PaGaian Cosmology
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