(Special Post 6) Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality? A Collective Writing

Credit: prairielabyrinth.com

Credit: prairielabyrinth.com

[Editor’s Note: This was first proposed in The Mago Circle, Facebook Group, on March 6, 2014. We have our voices together below and publish them in sequels. It is an ongoing project and we encourage our reader to join us! Submit yours today to Helen Hwang (magoism@gmail.com). Or visit and contact someone in Return to Mago’s Partner Organizations.]  

Esther Essinger “Why Goddess, when “G*D” is perpetrating so much grief?
1) First, it’s vital to know that Goddess is NOT “G*D” in a skirt. It is demanded of NO one that they “believe” or “have faith”, so there can be no guilt (and no punishment! (No Hell below us, thank you John) in NOT choosing to interest oneself in these particular Stories, myths, legends and tales which center the Cosmic Female, the Universal Mother, Mother Earth /Mother Nature at their core. No evangelism happening here!

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(Poem) Lakshmi by Tim Buck

Goddess Lakshmi by Raja Ravi Varma. Painted in the late 19th century.

Goddess Lakshmi by Raja Ravi Varma. Painted in the late 19th century.

Every seven generations,

one child is chosen

from the pool of seed

floating on the surface of

Secret Lotus Lake.

She comes to keep the bond

intact and ever blooming

between what is possible

and what withdraws in Brahman.

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(Interview) with Glenys Livingstone by Michelle Claire White: Seasonal Ritual in Southern Hemisphere

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This interview was done for the Australian Pagan Awareness Network’s magazine The Small Tapestry, Winter (S.H.) 2014.

Glenys Livingstone is a Goddesswoman who facilitates seasonal rituals at her home in the Blue Mountans at Bru-Na-BigTree in Springwood. Her book  entitled PaGaian Cosmology: Reinventing earth based Goddess Religions is the fruit of her Ph.D. thesis completed at the University of Western Sydney: it  offers a unique perspective of a naturalistic pagan that fuses the indigenous traditions of Europe with scientific theory, feminism and a deep poetic relationship with place. Together she and her partner Taffy Seaborne have created the Mooncourt as a sacred space for sharing sacred ceremony and exploring the triple Goddess as a metaphor for cosmic creativity. She is published author, blogger, workshop facilitator and active member of both the Pagan and Goddess Spirituality communities here in Australia.

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(2014 Mago Pilgrimage) Monday 20 October

AM Drive and visit to Jinju, traditional city, Chokseok-ru Pavilion and cultural sites.

Arrival at hotel near Gimpo via Daejeon or Okcheon.

 

Time of posting equates to 9 am Korean standard time on the above date, coinciding with the start of today’s activities. The programme is very full so we are unlikely to post updates of what we’ve been doing, but we hope this schedule will allow you to be with us in spirit today. There will be daily posts for each day’s schedule. For an overview of the Pilgrimage, please see: http://magoism.net/mago-academy/2014-mago-pilgrimage-to-korea/programs-and-schedule/

(2014 Mago Pilgrimage) Sunday 19 October

 

AM and PM: Festival of Return to Mago (Open Heaven and Great Gut): This is an annual event that takes place in Mago Castle. Only a limited number of participants are allowed in order to preserve Mago Castle as cultural historical site of Magoism. 6 Movements of Magoist Live Drama (out of all 81 Movements), scripted and directed by Master Hanpul.

Venue: Mago Castle

 

Time of posting equates to 9 am Korean standard time on the above date, coinciding with the start of today’s activities. The programme is very full so we are unlikely to post updates of what we’ve been doing, but we hope this schedule will allow you to be with us in spirit today. There will be daily posts for each day’s schedule. For an overview of the Pilgrimage, please see: http://magoism.net/mago-academy/2014-mago-pilgrimage-to-korea/programs-and-schedule/