Meet Mago Scholar Amina Rodriguez

I am a mother of three remarkable young adults who have deeply inspired me in different ways to improve myself. Thanks to the influence of my daughter I became fully vegan and I am healthier than I have ever been as a result and I feel far more vibrant. I am returning myself to the flow of nature, spending as much time as possible out in nature grounding myself to mother earth who has been my main therapist, healer and comforter. I love taking pictures of birds, trees, and all in nature that calls out to me. I write poetry and I am working on writing a book about my journey within. I have simplified my life as much as possible so that I can focus on my own evolution in the hopes that I can assist in the much needed shift towards a more balanced humanity. Because there is nothing more important to me than helping the human species evolve, I need to share my belief that self-acceptance and self-expression are what help us do that. I am working on getting together my writings about a method nature inspired in me which has helped in my own evolution. I hope to convert my scattered, inspired notes into an actual book that may assist others in their own development. I have a BA in Psychology from Florida International University but my most important education has come from spending quality time with trees. I have discovered Kai Chi Do, a form of meditation in motion which has been a blessing in my life. I recently completed the Kai level instructor training and I am looking forward to continuing my journey in the Kai Chi Do experience. This practice is ideal for anyone who is on a self-healing journey. I am still healing; I am certainly a work in progress. I believe this process of growth and human evolution never ends so I feel this opportunity to share with the Mago Work is such a blessing. I hope that with some guidance I can be of some service by sharing my personal, self-healing process. I thank the Mago Work!

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2017 Module 2 Open Forum: Korean Historical Dramas

khdWelcome to Korean Historical Dramas Forum 2, 2017!

Module 2: June 27 – August 28 (9 weeks).

See general info on Korean Historical Dramas.

No homework or prerequisite. Please feel free to enter in “Leave A Reply” at the end of this page your questions, comments, and suggestion on any of dramas and/or Korean Historical Dramas in general. Or you can send a message in Contact Form below. Continue reading “2017 Module 2 Open Forum: Korean Historical Dramas”

Korean Historical Dramas Module 2 (free open forum) June 27, 2017

Changdeok Palace, Korea. Photo by Manfred Sommer, Flickr

Module 2: June 27-August 28 (9 Weeks)

To participate, enter Open Forum here.

Enjoy Cultural/Historical Dramas and make it your learning experience!

KMS 100 Korean Historical Dramas (Korean Magoist Studies Elective Course)

This class can be taken as “a cultural retreat” during which one is invited to experience and explore the gift-giving legacy of Magosim (the mytho-historical-cultural matrix of the Great Goddess) steeped in the traditional Korean Culture! Enjoy the ride and let the rest work on your behalf! Korean Historical TV dramas will take you to a magical journey of self-transcendence to the core of your own issues in life. Meet our female and male protagonists who invoke a time-proven intelligence/dream/courage in you. Experience how they strike a chord beyond borders. We will dis-cover that we are not alone in our journey of Life. We will see that our mind/heart/soul is awakened to remember, cherish and love the Life that we are given! Continue reading “Korean Historical Dramas Module 2 (free open forum) June 27, 2017”

(Online Class) Introduction to Magoism begins June 27, 2017

Module 1: June 27-August 28, 2017, Module 2: June 20-August 21, 2017

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): June 27-August 28, 2017

Module 2 (9 Weeks): June 20-August 21, 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 TBA)

 

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 include (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.

(Optional) Create or edit pages concerning Magoism in Gynapedia, free online encyclopedia (http://www.gynapedia.com)

 

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.

Gynapedia, free online encyclopedia.

 

Register Now: $250 per module (Installment plans are possible upon request). Upon registration, you will be invited to the email list and the class room in a timely manner. Work Study scholarship is possible. Please contact Dr. Hwang below.

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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!

 

 

 

Who is your Shero? Become Author and Write about Her in Gynapedia

Three rays of light that create nine corners represents the Nine Mago Creatrix.

Gynapedia is live as of Equinox March 20, 2017! Check out Gynapedia, a free online gynocentric encyclopedia (http://www.gynapedia.com). 

Who is your shero, mentor, or teacher? Who has influenced you to become a feminist, activist, or Goddessian? As a feminist, activist, and Goddessian, who do you want the world know? You CAN write about her and her work in Gynapedia. Mother-daughter, friends, and a group can collectively create a page.

Unlike Wikipedia, Gynapedia Authors CAN create pages about themselves, their friends, and their organizations. In addition, they, unlike those of Wikipedia, CAN use external links to their websites and published articles (see below “How Gynapedia differs from Wikipedia). Foremost, they are strongly encouraged to use internal links to related authors and advocacies for network and collaboration. While Gynapedia provides Authors with exceptional rights and advantages, it is of utmost importance that Authors write articles within the broadly defined theme of feminism, activism, and Goddess Spirituality. All pages in Gynapedia must be written in the style of an encyclopedia article, which requires a synopsis, subsection, objective or third person voice, and/or support by researches. Table of contents is strongly recommended.

If you are interested, please email your application below to Gynapedia Administration Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com). You can become Gynapedia Author(s) or let our volunteers create pages for you!

What is Gynapedia? Gynapedia is a gift-sharing project supported by The Mago Work, which includes Mago Pool Circle[1], Return to Mago E-Magazine[2], Mago Academy[3], and Mago Books[4]. Administered by Gynapedia Administration Circle, Gynapedia is a collective endeavor to serve the general public as well as feminists, activists, and Godessians, broadly defined. In addition to be a compendium of comprehensive topics, Gynapedia intends to promote network and collaboration among her users across cultures and geographies. This is an English version of Gynapedia.

Gynapedia is using the platform called Mediawiki[5], a free software created and used by and for Wikipedia[6]. Note that Gynapedia is operated independently from Wikpeida especially during the first year. Registered Users, unlike Wikipedia, will be given the right of editing at Stage II, to be announced.

You can self-train to become Author and create a Page in Gynapedia. For details, see Gynapedia Author’s Handbook.

Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified upon selection. Please fill out the following application info and email it to Gynapedia Administration Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com). State “Gynapedia Authors” in the Subject of your email.  Thank you and Mago blessings to all in WE!

Important: Upon registration, email your user name to Gynapedia Admin Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com) so that we can assign you to the Author’s user group.

Your name(s):
Your contact Email(s):
Your representative’s website or Facebook (optional):
Your representative’s Country/City/Region of residence:
Article tittle(s):
Tell us briefly about your shero and/or her work:
Why is she and/or her work important for the world to know?
Things that you like us to know about yourself and/or your work:
Your C.V. or Resume (optional or upon request)

Gynapedia Free Online Gynocentric Encyclopedia is Live Now!!!

Three rays of light that create nine corners represents the Nine Mago Creatrix.

Mago Academy is happy to announce that Gynapedia, a free online gynocentric encyclopedia, is live to the public view! Visit us http://www.gynapedia.com.

Welcome to Gynapedia, a free online gynocentric encyclopedia. Gynapedia is a gift-sharing project supported by The Mago Work, a group of collaborative projects including Mago Pool Circle[1], Return to Mago E-Magazine[2], Mago Academy[3], and Mago Books[4]. Administered by Gynapedia Administration Circle, Gynapedia is a collective endeavor to serve the general public as well as feminists, activists, and Godessians, broadly defined. In addition to be a compendium of comprehensive topics, Gynapedia intends to promote network and collaboration among her users across cultures and geographies. This is an English version of Gynapedia.

The concrete idea of Gynapedia[5] came into being in January 2017 as an extension of Mago Pool Circle[6], co-founded byHelen Hye-Sook Hwang. Hwang proposed the idea of a free online encyclopedia to be implemented to Mago Sisters. Kaalii Cargillsuggested the Mediawiki platform. The name Gynapedia owes to Kaalii Carill and Mago Sisters who supported it. Spider Redgold conducted the installation of Mediawiki. Sumaiyah Dymonz undertook the task of Local Settings management. Hwang coordinated tasks among the Administration Circle, while continuing to build the basic structure of Gynapedia. For the first year, Gynapedia Administration Circle includes Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Sumaiyah Dymonz Yates, Spider Redgold, Kaalii Cargill. Mediawiki Management Circle includes Sumaiyah Dymonz Yates and Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.

Gynapedia is using the platform called Mediawiki[7], a free software created and used by and for Wikipedia[8]. Note that Gynapedia is operated independently from Wikpeida especially during the first year. Find out how Gynapedia differs from Wikipedia in Gynapedia:Author’s Handbook. Registered Users, unlike Wikipedia, will be given the right of editing at Stage II, date to be announced.


Recently Updated

For all Users, see Gynapedia:User’s Handbook.For all Authors, see Gynapedia: Author’s Handbook as well as Gynapedia:User’s Handbook.


In order to create a page, one must become Author. Authors can create and edit pages for one’s own topics and/or topics by others.

Necessary Qualifications:

Skilled or capable of self-training in creating and editing pages in Wikipedia.
Researched, published, or taught topics on feminism, activism, and Goddess Spirituality.
Familiar with the general landscape of scholarship, research, movement, and creative projects on feminism, activism, and Goddess Spirituality.

For details, see here[10] to become Author, Patroller, and/or Advisor and here[11] to become Author. Important: Upon registration, email your user name to Gynapedia Admin Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com) so that we can assign you to the Author’s user group.


Gynapedia is operated by volunteers and we are seeking volunteers (Authors, Patrollers, and Advisors) to help start and management. If you are interested, please email your application to Gynapedia Administration Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com). For application, see here[12].


Collective Writing Pages are available in the following:Goddess
Feminism
Activism
Mary Daly
Audre Lorde
Gloria Anzaldua
Barbara Mor
Lydia Ruyle
Your Shero![13]

Anyone or any group interested in providing a section or the overall structure of the article, please email Gynapedial Admin Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com). Or consider becoming Author. See here[14].


Who is your shero, mentor, or teacher? Who has influenced you to become a feminist, activist, or Goddessian? As a feminist, activist, and Goddessian, who do you want the world know? Write about her in Gynapedia. Mother-daughter, friends, and a group can collectively create a page. For details, see here[15].


Gynapedia Free Workshop #1, Tutorial for Authors, see details here[16]

Gynapedia Free Online Gynocentric Encyclopedia Project Seeks Authors and Volunteers

Three rays of light that create nine corners represents the Nine Mago Creatrix.

In preparation for Gynapedia, the free online gynocentric encyclopedia project, forthcoming to the public on Equinox March 20, 2017, Mago Academy seeks volunteers in the categories of Authors, Patrollers and Advisors. If you are interested, please email your application to Gynapedia Administration Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com).

What is Gynapedia? Gynapedia is a gift-sharing project supported by The Mago Work, which includes Mago Pool Circle[1], Return to Mago E-Magazine[2], Mago Academy[3], and Mago Books[4]. Administered by Gynapedia Administration Circle, Gynapedia is a collective endeavor to serve the general public as well as feminists, activists, and Godessians, broadly defined. In addition to be a compendium of comprehensive topics, Gynapedia intends to promote network and collaboration among her users across cultures and geographies. This is an English version of Gynapedia.

Gynapedia is using the platform called Mediawiki[5], a free software created and used by and for Wikipedia[6]. Note that Gynapedia is operated independently from Wikpeida especially during the first year. Registered Users, unlike Wikipedia, will be given the right of editing at Stage II, to be announced.

First Year Plan (tentatively, March 20, 2017-March 19, 2018)

Stage I: Authors can create and edit pages.

Stage II: Authors can create and edit pages. Users can edit pages.

Stage III: Contributors can create and edit pages. All Users (including anonymous) can edit pages.

Volunteers are needed for the following three user groups:

1. Authors: Those who will create and edit pages for one’s own topics and/or topics by others.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Skilled or capable of self-training in creating and editing pages in Wikipedia.
  • Researched, published, or taught topics on feminism, activism, and Goddess Spirituality.
  • Familiar with the general landscape of scholarship, research, movement, and creative projects on feminism, activism, and Goddess Spirituality.

2. Patrollers: Those who will monitor previously created pages, report problems, and edit pages on a regular basis.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Skilled in creating and editing pages in Wikipedia.
  • Created at least one substantive page in Wikipedia or Gynapedia.
  • Familiar with the general landscape of scholarship, research, movement, and creative projects on feminism, activism, and Goddess Spirituality.

3. Advisors: Those who will suggest pages topics, edit pages, and/or create pages.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Capable of self-training in creating and editing pages in Wikipedia.
  • Researched, published, or taught topics on feminism, activism, and Goddess Spirituality.
  • Founded, organized, or created organizations, journals, and/or websites on the broadly defined theme of feminism, activism, and Goddess Spirituality.

What You Will Do

All Gynapedia volunteers are required to register the Gynapedia website. Administrators will assign you to the corresponding user groups. The order of Author->Patroller->Advisor is technically hierarchical. If you are selected for a higher group, you will be automatically given the rights of all lower user groups. For example, you are chosen as “Advisor,” you will be given the rights of Authors and Patrollers as well.

Communications will take place via email and/or Facebook’s group, The Mago Circle.

Also selected volunteers are invited to create and/or edit the collective writing pages which include “Goddess,” “Feminism,” “Activism,” “Mary Daly.”

Authors: Create and edit pages, your own and/or by others.

Patrollers: Check newly created pages and inspect spam or bot posts.

Advisors: Suggest page topics, create your own pages, and edit pages, your own and by others.

Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified upon selection. We will ask you to provide your short bio and self-portrait image. Your volunteer’s post will be published Mago Pool Circle (http://www.magopoolcircle.net) and Mago Academy (http://magoacademy.org) websites.

Please fill out the following application info and email it to Gynapedia Administration Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com). State “Gynapedia Volunteers” in the Subject of your email.  Thank you and Mago blessings to all in WE!

Important: Upon registration, email your user name to Gynapedia Admin Circle (magopoolcircle@gmail.com) so that we can assign you to the Author’s user group.

Name:
User Group (Author, Patroller, and/or Advisor):
Contact Email:
Website or Facebook (optional):
Country/City/Region of residence:
Your strengths, skills, and/or resources to share:
Describe your preferred working pattern(s) (optional). Indicate hours, days, weeks etc.
Things that you like us to know about yourself and/or your work:
C.V. or Resume (optional or upon request)

2017 Module 1: Korean Historical Dramas Open Forum

khdWelcome to Korean Historical Dramas Forum 1, 2017!

Module 1: February 14 – April 14 (9 weeks).

See general info on Korean Historical Dramas and 2017 Modules.

No homework or prerequisite. Please feel free to enter in “Leave A Reply” at the end of this page your questions, comments, and suggestion on any of dramas and/or Korean Historical Dramas in general. Or you can send a message in Contact Form below. Continue reading “2017 Module 1: Korean Historical Dramas Open Forum”

Korean Historical Dramas Free Online Forum beginning Feb. 14, 2017

Changdeok Palace, Korea. Photo by Manfred Sommer, Flickr

Module 1: February 14 – April 14 (9 weeks).

Module 2: June 30-August 7 (9 Weeks) TBA

To participate in Open Forum (syllabus and five drama info and links, and study guides, etc. provided), fill out and send the Contact Form below. We will send you Password to join us! If you had participated in any of 2016 modules, the password is sent to you via email. Enter Open Forum here.

Enjoy Cultural/Historical Dramas and make it your learning experience!

KMS 100 Korean Historical Dramas (Korean Magoist Studies Elective Course) Continue reading “Korean Historical Dramas Free Online Forum beginning Feb. 14, 2017”

Day 9, 2016 Nine Day Solstice Celebration

Nine Day Solstice Celebration program and Return to Mago E-Magazine Online Expo!

Please click here – day-nine-pdf – for image with video links or below.

First Video by Donna Henes

 

Day Nine image.001.jpg

Resources on Nine Goddesses/Maidens/Magos:

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Mago Books, 2015), Chapters 6, 7, 8.

Staurt McHardy, The Quest for the Nine Maidens

Deanne Quarrie, “The Nine Maidens” in Feminism and Religion blog.

For more, read Essay 1Essay 2, and Essay 3 on the Nine-Mago Movement.


She Rises Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality Volume 1 and Volume 2 available at Mago Books.

What is the Mago Work? Check out 2017 Mago Work Calendar.

Day 8, 2016 Nine Day Solstice Celebration

Nine Day Solstice Celebration program and Return to Mago E-Magazine Online Expo!

Please click here – day-8-pdf – for image with video link or below.

Day 8 image.001.jpg

Resources on Nine Goddesses/Maidens/Magos:

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Mago Books, 2015), Chapters 6, 7, 8.

Staurt McHardy, The Quest for the Nine Maidens

Deanne Quarrie, “The Nine Maidens” in Feminism and Religion blog.

For more, read Essay 1Essay 2, and Essay 3 on the Nine-Mago Movement.


She Rises Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality Volume 1 and Volume 2 available at Mago Books.

What is the Mago Work? Check out 2017 Mago Work Calendar.

Day 7, 2016 Nine Day Solstice Celebration

Nine Day Solstice Celebration program and Return to Mago E-Magazine Online Expo!

Please click here – day-seven-pdf – for image with links to video or below:

Day Seven image.001.jpg

Resources on Nine Goddesses/Maidens/Magos:

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Mago Books, 2015), Chapters 6, 7, 8.

Staurt McHardy, The Quest for the Nine Maidens

Deanne Quarrie, “The Nine Maidens” in Feminism and Religion blog.

For more, read Essay 1Essay 2, and Essay 3 on the Nine-Mago Movement.


She Rises Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality Volume 1 and Volume 2 available at Mago Books.

What is the Mago Work? Check out 2017 Mago Work Calendar.

Day 6, 2016 Nine Day Solstice Celebration

Nine Day Solstice Celebration program and Return to Mago E-Magazine Online Expo!

Click here – day-six-pdf – for image with video link or below:

day-six-image-001

Resources on Nine Goddesses/Maidens/Magos:

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Mago Books, 2015), Chapters 6, 7, 8.

Staurt McHardy, The Quest for the Nine Maidens

Deanne Quarrie, “The Nine Maidens” in Feminism and Religion blog.

For more, read Essay 1Essay 2, and Essay 3 on the Nine-Mago Movement.


She Rises Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality Volume 1 and Volume 2 available at Mago Books.

What is the Mago Work? Check out 2017 Mago Work Calendar.