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, directed, co-edited, written for the Return to Mago E-Magazine (http://magoism.net), Mago Academy (http://magoacademy.org), and Mago Books (http://magobook.com) and co-founded and directed Gynapedia, free online gynocentric encyclopedia, and Mago Pool Circle, Gift-Sharing Hub.
She has 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, 2016) and 2017 Mago Work Calendar (Mago Books, 2016).
Forthcoming edited and authored books include Mago Almanac: 13 Month, 28 Day Calendar (Book A), Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess, Goddesses in Myth, History, and Culture, The Mago Way Volume 2 (all info available at Mago Books).
She is the co-founder of Mago Pool Circle, a social network among feminists, activists, and Goddessians.
Dr. Hwang leads Mago Pilgrimage to Korea annually and gives lectures internationally. Hwang advocates peace and connection of all beings as WE in S/HE through the Primordial Knowing, the consciousness of Mago (the Great Goddess). She also facilitates an ongoing cross-cultural discussion group on Facebook named The Mago Circle (https://www.facebook.com/groups/magoism/).
Prior to returning to her graduate studies, Hwang, among other publications, translated and published Mary Daly’s first two books, Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation (Seoul: Ewha Woman’s University Press, 1996) and The Church and the Second Sex (Seoul: Women’s Newspaper Press, 1997), into Korean. That was after she worked and lived as a member of Maryknoll Sisters, U.S.-based Catholic overseas missionary organization, in Korea, U.S. and the Philippines. She is an artist, poet, teacher, and philosopher by birth and training.
Dr. Hwang’s books and essays are available:
Mago Academy (below ebooks free for the public)
The Mago Way, Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia.
2017 Mago Work Calendar.