Mago Almanac: 13 Month 28 Day Calendar (Book A)

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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Size 6″x9″

ISBN-13: 978-1535348379

ISBN-10: 1535348372

Total no. of page 85

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We want to get back the 13th Friday scheme. This almanac shows how that is possible. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

This almanac functions as a handbook for us moderns to enter an archaically new way of understanding time/space, the inter-cosmic time, operating in the Magoist Calendar. We are about to pass a threshold and walk into the (M)otherworld. The Magoist Calendar, the book of the Creatrix, summons the Reality of the Creatrix, WE/HERE/NOW, the ultimate destination of human intelligence/spirituality. The Mago Almanac awakens her user to the last reserved revolutionary call in our time, to dismantle the patriarchal calendar and return it to its sender, godfathers. Disassembling the engine of patriarchy, the Magoist Calendar leads its captives to the Mother Time wherein all beings are found kindred. Ultimately, the Mago Almanac is a roadmap to our reunion with the Mother Creator.

This booklet not only introduces the germs and seeds of the Magoist Calendar but also provides the reader with necessary calendric translations. In order to access the seemingly defunct the 28 day/13 month gynocentric calendar, we need to rely on the languages of such 12 months (read patriarchal) calendars as the Gregorian Calendar and the Sinocentric lunisolar calendar with which we moderns are familiar. Through this almanac, we will be versed in both calendars, the 12 months and the 13 months, and measure them in tandem to see which one is rhythmic, which one is nature-based, and which one lifts us up to stay connected with all other beings.

This booklet has three parts: Part I includes 5 charts of 13 month/28 day calendar basics, Part II includes the actual workbook of 13 months with Gregorian dates translations accompanied by Mary Daly quotes from Wickedary, and Part III includes author’s research on the Magoist Calendar based on the Budoji, primary text of Magoism.

Book A (Year 1 and Year 2) stands for the year of 2018 in the Gregorian Calendar (from December 17, 2017 till December 16, 2018) and the year of 2019 in the Gregorian Calendar (from December 17, 2018 till December 16, 2019).

Year 1 (5915 Mago Era) begins on December 17, 2017, the one intercalary day that comes on the day before the New Year’s Day. Its New Year’s day on December 18, 2017 marks the new moon day in the first month of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

Year 2 (5916 Mago Era) will be the same as Year 1. It begins with the one intercalary day of December 17, 2018. Its New Year’s day is December 18, 2018. However, it won’t be the new moon day since the moon’s phases are not exactly the same as the moon’s motions for the coming years. For this reason and the Gregorian Calendar’s intermittent dates involved in Book B, Mago Almanac plans to publish its yearly booklet.

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(Excerpts will be shared in Return to Mago E-Magazine.)

Mago Alamac includes Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang’s essay, “Introducing Magoist Calendar: Original Blessings of the Womb Time” also included in the anthology, Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess (Mago Books, 2017).

To learn about the Mago Calendar, see the monograph, Magoist Calendar, The Mago Time Inscribed in Sonic Numerology (forthcoming Nov. 2018).

Endorsements by Trista Hendren, Harriet Ann Ellenberger and Glenys Livingstone

“If we are ever to reverse patriarchal thought, we must reach to the roots of our oppressors. Until reading Hwang’s Mago Almanac, I had never given much thought to the patriarchal calendar — even tough 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 interpretations 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. Author of PaGaian Cosmology.

Author 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 (, Mago Academy (, and Mago Books ( Together with Mago Sisters, she also founded Gynapedia ( and Mago Pool Circle ( 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.


Book Reviews & Endorsements

  • She Rises: A Book Review by Kate Brunner

    She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality? edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill is the product of a collective writing project that began in March 2014 with an open call for submissions that answered the questions now found on the book’s brilliantly beautiful cover. As the project took shape, a total of 92 voices contributed their thoughts, feelings, images, poetics, prose, challenges, & calls to prayer in answer to why– Why Goddess feminism? Why Goddess activism? Why Goddess […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • (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 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 […]

  • (Book Reivew) She Rises Volume 2 by Dr. Lila Moore

    (She Rises Volume 2 Live Now. See and oder here.) She Rises Vol 2: How Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? explores how Goddess-based spirituality, which is sometimes termed as women’s spirituality, is expressed and actualized in the lives of contemporary women from around the world. The book is a body of writings with creative imagery by 96 authors which is contextualized within a Magoist Cosmology and Mago Work. According to co-editor, Dr Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Mago Work “advocates feminist and […]

  • 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: […]

  • (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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