About & People

The Creatrix represented by the three-color rays of light, patterned in nine corners.

Mago Books publishes books and multimedia that promote the consciousness of the Great Goddess Mago and re-store the primordial connection among peoples and species. Forthcoming books include Dr. Helen Hwang’s trilogy on Mago, the Great Goddess.

Mago Books is a supporting company to its sister non-profit organizations, Return to Mago E-Magazine and Mago Academy.

 

 

Helen Hwang headshotFounder and publisher: Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.  is scholar, activist, and advocate of Magoism, anciently originated tradition that venerates Mago as the Great Goddess. She earned her MA and Ph.D. in Religion with emphasis on Feminist Studies from Claremont Graduate University, CA. She also studied toward an MA degree in East Asian Studies at UCLA, CA. Hwang has taught for universities in California and Missouri, U.S.A. Since 2012, Dr, Hwang has founded, directed, co-edited, written for the Return to Mago E-Magazine (http://magoism.net), Mago Academy (http://magoacademy.org), and Mago Books (http://magobook.com). She has co-edited and published She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? (Mago Books, 2015). Also authored The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia(Mago Books, 2015). For more, see here.

Mago Books Copy-editor: Rosemary Mattingley

Rosemary returned to Australia 10 years ago after 24 years of study, work and travel abroad. She received a M.Ed. in Japan, worked at the international Girl Guide centre in India, taught at a primary school in north-west Pakistan, and was a Japanese-speaking tourist guide and co-facilitator for the Quaker Alternatives to Violence Project in South Africa. She now works as an editor, Japanese interpreter, peace and interfaith activist, bridge-builder, and intuitive massage therapist.

Rosemary is the Admin Editor for the Return to Mago E-Magazine and copy-editor for Mago Books. Her blog is: nur810.wordpress.com

Formatting and Publishing Editor: Sumaiyah Dymonz Yates 

Sumaiyah Dymonz Yates is a Certified Color of Woman Teacher, Certified Intentional Creativity Coach, Reiki Master, Author, and Artist. She is the owner of the Soulful Emergence Art Gallery located in Baltimore, MD, where she offers classes in Intentional Creativity and art journaling. HerSaturday weekly class, ARTiculated Journaling, teaches those who seek to live authentically how to use art + words to look within, find their Authentic Self, and live that Self out loud on the outside. Founder and Creator of the Kintsugi Living Method, a creative spiritual practice, she lives a life of gratitude with her husband and sons. More about Sumaiyah can be found on the Kintsugi Living Method website.

 


Editorial Collectives

ma-beavisDr. 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.

The courses she teaches include “Goddesses in Myth and History,” and her current research project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, is a study of women who blend Goddess Spirituality and Christianity. Her books include Mark’s AudienceJesus and UtopiaMark (Paideia Commentaries), and Hebrews (Wisdom Commentaries), and two edited volumes, The Lost Coin: Parables of Women, Work and Wisdom, and Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles, five of which reflect her current interest in the Mary Magdalene/Mary of Bethany tradition. For more, see here.

Kaalii CargillDr. Kaalii Cargill

Kaalii Cargill, author of DON’T TAKE IT LYING DOWN: LIFE ACCORDING TO THE GODDESS, lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She has been involved in women’s consciousness raising groups, home birth, attachment parenting, home and parent-run schooling, and she co-developed Soul Centred Psychotherapy, a therapeutic modality based on the feminine principle. Kaalii has worked extensively in sacred ritual space and currently runs ongoing dream groups. Kaalii inherits a sense of mystery from Calabrese, ‘strega’ grandmothers and a healthy resistance to enculturation from her Romany ancestors. Kaalii’s latest novel, DAUGHTERS OF TIME, is interwoven with archaeological, historical, and mythological details that reveal the ancient world. It follows a line of daughters through ancient Sumer, Egypt, and Jerusalem, and into the modern world, as they carry the memory of the Goddess through time and across continents to the present day where three women come together to save the world from environmental catastrophe. For more, see here.

Helen Hwang headshotDr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.  is scholar, activist, and advocate of Magoism, anciently originated tradition that venerates Mago as the Great Goddess. She earned her MA and Ph.D. in Religion with emphasis on Feminist Studies from Claremont Graduate University, CA. She also studied toward an MA degree in East Asian Studies at UCLA, CA. Hwang has taught for universities in California and Missouri, U.S.A. Since 2012, Dr, Hwang has founded, directed, co-edited, written for the Return to Mago E-Magazine (http://magoism.net), Mago Academy (http://magoacademy.org), and Mago Books (http://magobook.com). She has co-edited and published She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? (Mago Books, 2015). Also authored The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia(Mago Books, 2015). For more, see here.

Rev Dr Patricia ‘Iolana

Patricia ‘Iolana is an ordained Pagan Minister and holds a PhD in Literature, Theology and the Arts from the University of Glasgow. She is fascinated by personal experiences with Goddess, and she approaches this from a psychodynamic perspective called Depth Thealogy. She is best known for her book Literature of the Sacred Feminine: Great Mother Archetypes and the Re-emergence of the Goddess in Western Traditions (2009) and as the co-creator and general editor of Goddess Thealogy: An International Journal for the Study of the Divine Feminine. As of 03 October 2016, Trisha serves the Mago Community as Executive Editor of Return to Mago E*Magazine and as co-editor for Mago Work books. For more information please email:IolanaAtMago@Hotmail.com

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Nicole ShawMs. 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.

For more, see here.


Planning Committee

trista-hendren-pic2Ms. Trista Hendren

Trista Hendren is a Certified Coach with Imagine a Woman International and author of The Girl God.  She lives between Portland, Oregon with her kids and Bergen, Norway with her husband. For more, see here.

 

 

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