Meet Mago Contributor, Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.

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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). She has co-edited and published She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? (Mago Books, 2015). Also authored The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia(forthcoming in Sept. 27, Mago Books).

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.

Recently published posts: 

(Essay 2) Returning Home with Mago, the Great Goddess, from East Asia by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Essay 1) Returning Home with Mago, the Great Goddess, from East Asia by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(2014 Mago Pilgrimage Report 1) Sweat Lodge in Gyodong, Ganghwa Islands by Helen Hwang

(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.

(Essay 4) Magos, Muses, and Matrikas: The Magoist Cosmogony and Gynocentric Unity by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.

(Essay 3) Magos, Muses, and Matrikas: The Magoist Cosmogony and Gynocentric Unity by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.

(Essay 2) Magos, Muses, and Matrikas: The Magoist Cosmogony and Gynocentric Unity by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.

(Essay 1) Magos, Muses, and Matrikas: The Magoist Cosmogony and Gynocentric Unity by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.

(Video) Gurang (Nine Goddesses), Gaeyang Halmi (Grandma Gaeyang), and Goddess Gom: Exploring Old Magoism in Korea by Helen Hwang

(Video) 2013 Mago Pilgrimage to Korea by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Budoji Essay 5) The Magoist Cosmogony by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Budoji Essay 4) The Magoist Cosmogony by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Budoji Essay 3) The Magoist Cosmogony by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Budoji Essay 2) The Magoist Cosmogony by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Budoji Essay 1) The Magoist Cosmogony by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Essay 3) Making the Gynocentric Case: Mago, the Great Goddess of East Asia, and Her Tradition Magoism by Helen Hwang

(Essay 2) Making the Gynocentric Case: Mago, the Great Goddess of East Asia, and Her Tradition Magoism by Helen Hwang

(Essay 1) Making the Gynocentric Case: Mago, the Great Goddess of East Asia, and Her Tradition Magoism by Helen Hwang

(Pilgrimage Essay 2) Report of First Mago Pilgrimage to Korea by Helen Hwang

(Pilgrimage Essay 1) Report of First Mago Pilgrimage to Korea by Helen Hwang

(Mago Essay 3) Toward the Primordial Knowing of Mago, the Great Goddess by Helen Hwang

(Mago Essay 2) Toward the Primordial Knowing of Mago, the Great Goddess by Helen Hwang

(Mago Essay 1) Toward the Primordial Knowing of Mago, the Great Goddess by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Essay) The Mago Hedge School: Why Remember Mary Daly? by Helen Hye Sook Hwang

(Essay) A Cross-Cultural Feminist Alchemy: Studying Mago, Pan-East Asian Great Goddess, Using Mary Daly’s Radical Feminism as Springboard by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Bell Essay 5) The Ancient Korean Bell and Magoism by Helen Hwang

(Bell Essay 4) The Ancient Korean Bell and Magoism by Helen Hwang

(Bell Essay 3) The Ancient Korean Bell and Magoism by Helen Hwang

(Bell Essay 2) Ancient Korean Bells and Magoism by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Bell Essay 1) Ancient Korean Bells and Magoism by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Photo Essay 5) ‘Gaeyang Halmi, the Sea Goddess of Korea’ by Helen Hwang

(Photo Essay 4) ‘Gaeyang Halmi, the Sea Goddess of Korea’ by Helen Hwang

(Photo Essay 3) ‘Gaeyang Halmi, the Sea Goddess of Korea’ by Helen Hwang

(Photo Essay 2) ‘Gaeyang Halmi, the Sea Goddess of Korea’ by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Photo Essay 1) ‘Gaeyang Halmi, the Sea Goddess of Korea’ by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Essay) Mago, the First Mother of East Asia by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

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