All programs are aired at 9 PM PST US and will be available anytime from then at Mago Academy (magoacademy.org) and The Girl God (thegirlgod.com).
Day 1 (Dec. 14): “Gathering at the Crossroad for Mago Time/Space”
Hosts: Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Trista Hendren, and Kaalii Cargill
Invitation to cleansing, invoking, and entering Gynocentric Reality (Mago Time/Space) collectively!
A. “Casting the Circle” by Glenys Livingstone
B. “Casting the Circle” by Kaalii Cargill
This poem entitled, “Just Remember WE in S/HE,” is a poetic synopsis of The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Mago Book, 2015), authored by Dr. Hwang.
D. “Situating in the Womb of Gaia: a PaGaian contemplation of Her Creative Place” by Glenys Livignstone
A taste of PaGaian Cosmology: the Womb of Gaia altar/mandala presented in ceremonial style, unfolding some of its significance, applied to both hemispheres and different places. One of the layers of the mandala represents the Seasonal wheel with Solstices, Equinoxes and cross-quarter days of Old European tradition, which may be pathways to the center. The inner layer at center represents the Triple Goddess and Triple Spiral.
Participants may like to have a small altar with 3 candles in the center ready for lighting during the video. There are some expressive arm movements towards the end, with which one may join.
E. “Speaking at Rally to Commemorate the Bombing of Hiroshima” by Janie Rezner
I am speaking at a Rally Commemorating the Bombing of Hiroshima, Aug 4, 2001 in Fort Bragg CA. I recall my attending a similar event presented by a group of dedicated women in the Zendo at Green Gulch Zen Center, Marin, California, August 1995. “We were there remembering the horror of August 5th, l945. Hearing story after story, I sat in that packed, silent crowd, sweat streaming down my back as women musicians and speakers wove together the stories of suffering.” . . . and I was outraged at what patriarchal men were and still ARE doing.
Janie “Oquawka” Rezner, MA www.janierezner.com
F. “The Kolo: Community of Healing” by Danica Anderson, Ph.D.
The vital step is that I bear witness where memory is preserved and perpetuated into life giving social collective and community into culture. Like culture, oral memory traditions are rooted in our biology; the mother, the major caregiver of life.
I know women’s narratives tell the stories of their invisible and neglected lives which hold the secrets of healing trauma and violence. I carried with me their experiences across international borders and war zones and entered into their everyday lives.
Folding in what I learned, the kolo trauma treatment empowers women to remember they create culture and are the healers of their global communities—societies where women and children are not invisible or erased.
Danica Anderson, PhD, CCCJS # 16713
Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist (Forensic Psychotherapist)
Where Humanity Ends Healing Begins
G. “Time is Ripe: St. Gallen, Switzerland” by Lydia Ruyle
Images and Histories of the Goddess of the World
The Verbal Code as a Sign of Living/Loving Gynocentric Reality: During these 9 days, we proclaim the Gynocentric Reality (Mago Time/Space), that is, the Background Reality, to borrow Mary Daly’s word. It is the Way of the Universe (The Mago Way). We propose the idea that we treat each other beyond/beneath one’s identity defined by race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, spirituality, class, education, and etc. We will read/listen to WHAT people say NOT who say that, so to speak. For nine days, we intend to disrupt the usual MENTAL habit of labeling the speaker into a category such as “white woman,” “Asian woman,” “African American woman,” “Native American,” “lesbian,” “white man,” “person of color,” “Christian,” “Muslim,” “middle-class,” “U.S. American,” “British,” “Chinese,” “Third World,” “Ph.D.” and so on. Our identities are all good in nature, enriching the Goodness of Life on Earth. However, it is the patriarchy that attempts to colonize us by dividing and ranking people. When we are consciously undoing the mental habit of patriarchal labels among ourselves, we are preparing a direct path to Gynocentric Reality. How do we do that? As a sign of undoing patriarchal mental labels, we propose the Verbal Code, which is “In Mago Time/Space.” We begin our talk/comment by using the Verbal Code. For example, this can be one’s comment on a Facebook post, “In Mago Time/Space, (whatever one wants to say).” We are neither suggesting that we should remove all all self-referential titles in our talks during this period. Nor that we take someone’s talk uncritically. Rather, we propose a mental/linguistic practice that will affect OUR MIND/Tongue/Language. When we use the Verbal Code, “In Mago Time/Space,” we mean that “I see you the way who you are not by the label that patriarchy places on you. And you are my Sister or Brother in the Primordial Mother.” Change begins in our mind AND manifests in our action/life. There is no dualistic thinking here. Change in thinking is the key to the change in our action.
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