Celebrating the Goddess

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Celebrating the Goddess refers to the second type of a collective writing project that the Mago Work undertakes after She Rises series. The first book (Volume 1), Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess (edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Mary Ann Beavis), was published in time for August 15, 2017. It was published by Mago Books as two books, the main book and the sectional book, the latter which includes Section Two of the main book.


Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess[edit]

35 Contributors
Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess restores the original vision of celebrating cultural and natural landmarks from the perspective of Goddess feminist activism. By taking such categories as time, seasons, nature and the female divine as a point of departure, this book brings modern minds out of patriarchal holiday conventions and invites the reader to join the sobering chorus, led by our 35 authors—writers, researchers, poets, artists, ritualists, photographers and activists from around the world. At an individual level, this book presents a wide range of thealogical expressions in 88 chapters that are self-transcending and metamorphic. Its Goddess Spirituality, which may be called Engaged Goddess Spirituality, is characterized by the impetus to derail the cultural and spiritual paradigm of patriarchal religions. In other words, this book, fueled by the commitment to feminist social change, undertakes the task of undercutting the main nerve of patriarchal advancements that peril the terrestrial community at an ever-magnifying scale. However, Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess does not stop there. Summoning the time/space of the Primordial Mother, HERE/NOW, it re-channels seemingly isolated spiritual practices of the world to the consciousness of WE in S/HE. In short, it is a multi-faceted practical book that accompanies one’s process of awakening and commitment to Engaged Goddess Spirituality.

What it aims[edit]

Discovering and owning Nature’s female rhythms
Personalizing cosmic time
Riding Earth’s seasons
Countering foreground patriarchal propagandas
Politicizing female experiences as salvific
Commemorating Goddesses and gynocentric cultures
Befriending non-human members of the terrestrial community
Supporting Indigenous struggles
Exploring nature-based lifestyles
Engaging spirituality with feminist activism
Awakening the deep memory of WE
Cultivating the primordial consciousness of the Creatrix

Section titles[edit]

Section One: Time, Nature and the Goddess

Section Two: The Chorus in Poetry, Art and Ritual

Section Three: The Wheel of Seasons

Section Four: A New Beginning, Winter Solstice

Sections One, Three, and Four follow thematic categories, while Section Two is a collection of such genres as poetry, prose, art, and photography, which therefore stands as an autonomous booklet that contains the themes of the other three sections. Readers may opt to read this book perennially (Section One, Two, and Three) and seasonally (Section Four for Winter Solstice).

Endorsements[edit]

Endorsement by Mary Condren, Th.D.

Mary Condren, Th.D. Author of The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland[edit]

"Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess is an important contribution to the ongoing reclaiming of pre-colonial, indigenous traditions from many parts of the world. Several articles, poems and images draw on ancient customs, artefacts and ritual traditions of the ancient calendar festivals. Helen Hwang’s chapter on the ancient Budoji calendar is worth the cost of the book. 

Extraordinary parallels between various traditions suggests that they may derive from reflections on our common humanity, rather than cultural diffusion or colonisation." 


Endorsement by Charlene Spretnak, Ph.D.

Charlene spretnak, author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece[edit]

“A wise and poetic gathering of the many ways in which goddess spirituality, past and present, engages with the grand cosmological drama of the seasons of the year and the phases of the moon – resulting in a sense of time that is deeply and beautifully grounded.”