Upcoming Online Class, Introduction to Magoism

Intro to Magoism


Mago Academy is pleased to announce the upcoming online course, Introduction to Magoism! It is the required course for Magoist Certificate Programs but open to the public. Upon registration, participants be automatically given the status of Mago Associate!


Introduction to Magoism


Instructor: Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D. (Email: magoism@gmail.com)


When: Module 1 (9 Weeks): Sept 27-Nov 25, 2016

Module 2 (9 Weeks): Jan 17-Mar 17, 2017


Methods: Online Discussions (Google Community and email, participants prepare questions for each week, study guides, videos and images, and discussions) and Video Meetings (Tentatively second Thursdays in October, November, February, and March; Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Feb 9, Mar. 9 @4PM PST)


Description: “Mago” is an East Asian term for the Great Goddess and “Magoism,” in a narrow sense, refers to the mytho-historic-cultural matrix of East Asia that venerates the Great Goddess. In a broad sense, it indicates the gynocentric cultural matrix of the Great Goddess. We explore the universal and specific nature of Magoism. It is a required course for Magoist Studies Certificate Programs.


Objectives: Both instructor and participants are encouraged to have an embodied understanding of the following:

  • Co-relation between trans-patriarchal feminism and Magoism
  • Undoing the persepective of nationalism, ethnocentrism, and colonialism
  • Universality and specificity of the Mago talk
  • Basic notions of the Great Goddess in HER text of Magoism and how to awaken in HER
  • Relation between the Great Goddess talk and the consciousness of WE
  • Power of polysemic gynocentric (pre-patriarchal) terms of Magoism and Old Korea
  • Implications of the Great Goddess talk in distinction from the Goddess talk
  • Key notions of Magoism and mytho-history of Old Korea including Mago, Magoism, the Mago Triad, Nine Magos, Mago Stronghold, magocratic Old Korean confederacies, Goddess Goma, Budo Joseon, Little Budo Silla, Sinseons (Magoist Adepts), Mudangs (Korean Shamans), Budoji, and Hwangdan Gogi


Reading Materials (PDF books will be provided):

The Mago Way: Reconstructing Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia Volume 1 (Mago Books, 2015) by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang (Hereafter TMW)

Seeking Mago, the Great Goddess: A Mytho-historic-thealogical Reconstructing of Magoism, an archaically originated gynocentric tradition of East Asia by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang (Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D. dissertation 2005). (Hereafter SM)

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation by Mary Daly (Hereafter BGTF)


Reader and Study Guides available upon registration!

(Required) Post your three questions each week in the discussion board.

(Optional) An essay or research paper of 3-20 pages or a creative project. Any topic from the class and/or a comparative approach is welcome.


Resources include:

The Mago Circle, Facebook Group for previous and current discussions on central topics of Magoism.

Return to Mago E-Magazine.

Explore Hanguk/Korea, Google Community.


Register Now: Early Bird $500 by Sept 6, 2016, thereafter $520 (Installment plans are possible upon request). Upon registration, you will be invited to the email list and the class room in a timely manner.

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Questions and inquiries: 

Email to magoacademy@gmail.com or use Contact Form below.


Magoist Studies Certificate Programs 

Why Magoist Studies? Because it provides one with the perspective of the Whole, Being Here and Now for all, that has begun from the Great Goddess and guides us through our cosmic and personal time/space. Magoist Studies Programs aim at promoting the consciousness of WE that is derived from the knowing of the Great Goddess/Primordial Mother/Creatrix. All programs and activities are designed to awaken one’s innate power to self-teach (de-educate), self-heal, and self-transform. Reading/researching/writing/creating is our guide to enter S/HE Reality or the Way of the Great Goddess (Mago). By cultivating/sharpening/refining gynocentric intellectuality, we re-member oneself and the terrestrial eco-community to the Original Story of WE/HERE/NOW at the time of rapid changes brought by doomed patriarchy. (For more, see here.)


Meet Mago Scholars who participates here!





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