Mago Books is committed to the cause of Goddess feminist activism/Magoism as a way of restoring the power of self-healing/awakening/redeeming in women and all beings in WE.
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’ mailing address: 785 Melody Ln, Lytle Creek California USA (from September 30, 2017)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder 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 and directed The Mago Work whose branches include the Return to Mago E-Magazine (http://magoism.net), Mago Academy (http://magoacademy.org), and Mago Books (https://www.magobooks.com). Together with Mago Sisters, she also founded Gynapedia (http://www.gynapedia.com) and Mago Pool Circle(http://www.magopoolcircle.net) to broaden The Mago Work. She co-edited and published She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? Volume 1 (Mago Books, 2015) and She Rises: How Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality? Volume 2 (Mago Books, 2016). Also authored The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Mago Books, 2015). For more, see here.
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.
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.
Copyeditor: Matthew Kim Hagen
Matthew Kim Hagen has earned M.A. in English Literature from Claremont Graduate University and currently working toward his Ph.D. in English Literature. He currently teaches for University of La Verne after having taught English literature and English composition for several universities in southern California for the last 22 years.
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 Audience, Jesus and Utopia, Mark (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 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.
Deanne Quarrie. D. Min. has served as a Priestess of the Goddess for thirty years. She is the author of five books and the founder of the Apple Branch – A Dianic Tradition where she teaches courses in Feminist Dianic Witchcraft, Northern European Witchcraft and Druidism. She has recently started a program for “women of age”, called the Wisdom Path. In each program, she mentors those who wish to serve others in their communities as priestesses. Those she mentors are enrolled in the Apple Branch Seminary where they may earn advanced degrees. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Ocean Seminary College, a division of Augustus University, and is the founder of Global Goddess, a worldwide organization which began in 2002 and is open to all women who honor some form of the divine feminine and where they love to say, “Goddess Women helping women worldwide.” She publishes the Global Goddess Oracle that has been published online since 2003. She is passionate about books, writing, gardening, her beautiful great-grandchildren and life!
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
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.
- Board member of the Coombs Farmers’ Institute
• Founder of Nanaimo WomanShare, a women’s time barter group
• Published Synergy Magazine for 10 years
• Coordinator for three annual tradeshows: Green Solutions
• She and partner, Dirk Becker, recognized in 2009 as Nanaimo’s Top 20 Most Powerful People (surely they mean “influential”?)
• Co-host of “Heart and Mind: Tools for Change” radio talk show
• She and Dirk farm organic vegetables
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.
Wennifer Lin-Haver, Ph.D.
- She Rises Volume 1 Book Review by Marcella J. Lively
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: Why Goddess Feminism? Why Goddess Activism? and Why Goddess […]
- (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 […]
- 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 […]
- (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 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: […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]