2016 Nine Day Solstice Celebration is coming soon!!!
Hosted by Mago Academy
December 13 to 21, 2016.
(Check out General info on Nine Day Solstice Celebraion.)
Theme: In Mago Time/Space, S/HE Renews HERSELF!
Mago Academy seeks for the categories of (1) video or audio presentation for a day program (2) your data about yourself and/or your organization for 9 newsletters to be published each day during this period.
By naming this period of nine days Mago Time/Space (Time/Space of the Great Goddess), we are intent to create radical alternative ways to celebrating the global custom of patriarchal, capitalist “Christmas” seasons.
Join us during the 9 days leading up to the December Solstice (Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) and:
– Rekindle the flame during the time of December Solstice
– Build community, cooperation, and connection among sojourns in the S/HE timespace
– Celebrate our common Origin and Herstory in the Great Goddess
Suggested topics include:
-My commitment to Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality
-2016 Goddess books
– Top 10 news events that have changed the World for the WE in SHE/HE
– My seasonal celebrations
– How I create Goddess art
– My Goddess poetry
– Healing the Mother wound (personal story)
– Goddess pilgrimage
– My dance with Goddess in 2016
– Insights, wisdom and experience as Daughter/Son or Mother in the Goddess
– My achievement as Goddessian
– Future visions, dreams and goals
– A topic that calls to you (please indicate in your proposal)
How to participate in one or both categories: Fill out the Presentation and/or Participation Form below.
For Category (1):
- Proposal Form by Nov 30
– Your video URL (YouTube, Vimeo or other platforms with URL link) is submitted by November 30. This means that your video is published by November 30.
For Category (2):
- Proposal Form by Nov 30.
Executive Planning Circle:
Helen Hye-Sook Hwang
We anticipate the Nine-Day Solstice Celebration to be an event of joy, solidarity, and self-empowerment for us, Goddessians/Magoists and all in WE! Why the Solstice season? Celebrating the day of December Solstice would be a way of balancing ourselves, as human members of the terrestrial community including the moon, with the songs and dances of the cosmic community. We would take this seasonal mark as a symbol for us to recognize the oneness of the whole community, as our ancient ancestors did.
Then why for nine days? “Nine” is no arbitrary number but the symbol of the Creatrix that was widely revered by gynocentric peoples of the world. By reviving the nine symbolism, we rejoin our ancestors in the Life-affirming reality of the Great Goddess. Speaking from the perspective of Magoism, the number Nine symbolism, pre-patriarchal in origin, cross-culturally manifests in the pantheon of the Nine Goddesses/Magos. They represent Nine Goddesses known as Nine Maidens (Gurang), Nine Muses, Nine Matrikas, Nine Durgas (Nava Durga), Nine Gallicians (Gallizenaes), and Nine Gwyllions, to name a few. The number nine is also deeply embedded and widely spread in such cultures and topographies as nine Koreans (Guhan), nine dragons, nine states, nine heavens, nine waterfalls, nine-tailed fox, nine-story pagoda, and nine-nipple bell in the case of East Asia. The origin of the nine Mago symbolism is epitomized in the folk story that Mago had eight daughters and dispatched them to different islands. Mago’s daughters respectively became the shaman progenitor in those regions. Here Mago means the Great Goddess.
Presentation Proposal Form for Category (1)
|Your name, location, contact email and/or website. If your presentation includes presenters other than yourself, include their names and email addresses.
|Presentation Topic (You may indicate more than 2 topics).
|Describe your presentation/program including the length of time and method (no more than 100 words per presentation. In the case of Group Program, treat it like a penal proposal, which requires the whole program description as well as descriptions of individual presentations.). If your proposal is selected, we may ask you further information from you.
|Special Needs or Questions.
Participation Proposal Form for Category (2)
|Your name, location, organization, website and contact email.
|Brief introduction of yourself and/or your work (max 30 words).
|Topic(s) that your work is most closely involved.
|An image or logo in jpg attachment.