(Essay 5) Response by Dr. Glenys Livingstone to Magos, Muses, and Matrikas: The Magoist Cosmogony and Gynocentric Unity by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.

Triple Spiral, MoonCourt, photo by Glenys Livingstone

Triple Spiral, MoonCourt, photo by Glenys Livingstone

[Author’s note: This paper is published in the journal, the Gukhak yeonguronchong 국학연구론총 (Issue 14, December 2014). Here it will appear in five sequels including the response by Dr. Glenys Livingstone. Numbers of end notes differ from the original paper.]

Dr. Hwang begins with noting three difficulties for identifying Mago as Great Goddess of East Asia … the primary sources are
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(Art) Earth Mother Goddess, Love, by Rena Hoffman

 

Art by Rena Hoffman

‘Earth Mother Goddess, Love’ 1996, Chalk Pastel

I have always created images from within that hold deep meaning for me, which often resemble iconic images from the outside world, one such example being ‘Earth Mother Goddess, Love’, resembling the well recognised, ‘Venus of Willendorf’. Continue reading

(Poem) If We Were Rooted by Mary Saracino

Cottonwood Tree in February, Denver, CO Photo credit: © 2011, Mary Beth Moser

Cottonwood Tree in February, Denver, CO
Photo credit: © 2011, Mary Beth Moser

If we were rooted to the ground like trees

or roses would we understand how intimately

our lives are entwined with the Mystery?

 

She carries us in her arms, cradles us in her heart

washes away our sorrows with her rain

echoes our fears with her thunder

warms our weary bones with her sun

dries our tears with her billowing wind

 

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(Meet Mago Contributor) Lucy Pierce

Lucy PierceLucy Pierce trained in Fine Art, majoring in Ceramics at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. I now live in the beautiful Yarra Valley, not far from the river and overlooking the mountains, with my beloved partner and 3 beautiful children. I feel my creative work has led me on a journey deep into the psycho-spiritual realms of my being. Through my creative impulse I feel wooed into a deep engagement with the poetic interface of life.
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(Essay 4) blackbird and a pear tree by Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum

A family story told in art, names, places, denied cultures,

black and sensual madonnas,  diversity of beliefs,

visionary and healing Santa Lucia of Sicily

blackbird and a pear tree book cover (c) 2014, Trent Nahas

blackbird and a pear tree book cover (c) 2014, Trent Nahas

An earthquake and an ancestral and contemporary story of grandmothers, mothers and fathers, kids, sisters and brothers, cousins, and 100 kinds of pizza 

 

The earthquake in late August 2014 in Napa shook Californians and others.  After eldest son Naury mopped water from a broken tank, he continued researching and planning the September family trip to Sicily gifted by their eldest son Josh.  His wife Barbara researched hotels, restaurants, and wine festivals.

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