(Mago Almanac 1) Restoring 13 Month 28 Day Calendar by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

[This and the following sequels are from Mago Almanac: 13 Month 28 Day Calendar (Book A), Years 1 and 2 (5, 6, 9, 10…), 5915-6 MAGO ERA, 2018-9 CE (Mago Books, 2017).]

We want to get back the 13th Friday. This almanac shows how that is possible. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang


This almanac functions as a handbook for us moderns to enter an archaically new way of understanding time/space, the inter-cosmic time, operating in the Magoist Calendar. We are about to pass a threshold and walk into the (M)otherworld. The Magoist Calendar, the book of the Creatrix, summons the Reality of the Creatrix, WE/HERE/NOW, the ultimate destination of human intelligence/spirituality. The Mago Almanac awakens her user to the last reserved revolutionary call in our time, to dismantle the patriarchal calendar and return it to its sender, godfathers. Disassembling the engine of patriarchy, the Magoist Calendar leads its captives to the Mother Time wherein all beings are found kindred. Ultimately, the Mago Almanac is a roadmap to our reunion with the Mother Creator.

This booklet not only introduces the germs and seeds of the Magoist Calendar but also provides the reader with necessary calendric translations. In order to access the seemingly defunct the 28 day/13 month gynocentric calendar, we need to rely on the languages of such 12 months (read patriarchal) calendars as the Gregorian Calendar and the Sinocentric lunisolar calendar with which we moderns are familiar. Through this almanac, we will be versed in both calendars, the 12 months and the 13 months, and measure them in tandem to see which one is rhythmic, which one is nature-based, and which one lifts us up to stay connected with all other beings.

This booklet has three parts: Part I includes 5 charts of 13 month/28 day calendar basics, Part II includes the actual workbook of 13 months with Gregorian dates translations accompanied by Mary Daly quotes from Wickedary[2], and Part III includes author’s research on the Magoist Calendar based on the Budoji, primary text of Magoism.



Because we today have lost the actual counting of the 13 month year and the 28 day month, the restoration of the Magoist Calendar is set for a new beginning. Year 1 commemorates the return of the Magoist Calendar in the 21st century. As is with all forthcoming years, Year 1 begins with one intercalary day that falls on the day before the New Year’s day (December 17, 2017). Year 1’s New Year marks the confluence of the lunar and solar beginnings, which is the new moon day in the month of Winter Solstice (December 18, 2017) in the Northern Hemisphere. Conventionally, both the new moon and Winter Solstice that are considered as a beginning in the ancient cultures of the world.

Year 1 is, however, no isolated point of time. I set Year 1 as 5915 ME (Mago Era) to connect with the historical legacy of the Magoist Calendar for at least 5915 years. Where does the number 5915 come from? 5915 indicates the time of her innovation in 3,898 BCE (3898 + 2017). Did the Magoist Calendar originate in 3,898 BCE? The origin of the 28 day/13 month gynocentric calendar remains unknown. The 13 lunar cycle may have been already available as early as 25,000 to 20, 000 BCE, as shown in the relief of the “Venus of Laussel” in France, the Paleolithic Woman who holds in her hand a bison horn with 13 notches. Her people are possibly to have used the 28 day sidereal lunar cycle[3] in sync with the menstrual cycle for a monthly cycle, given that the 13 months is a consequential number of monthly 28 days in a year. Also the linguistic data supports. Many languages of the world share the same root for “moon”, “menstruation” and “month”. We simply don’t have more data beyond that. As a whole, assigning a specific year of origin to the gynocentric calendar proves to be a misguided endeavor.

That said, we have a more definite timeframe to consider for her relatively new innovation. Sources support that the Magoist Calendar was crafted during the period of Danguk (3898 BCE – 2333 BCE), the confederacy of nine sub-states of Old Magoist Korea, founded by Goma, the shaman ruler. Goma is the yet-to-be known Goddess for, among others, her establishment and worldwide spread of the number nine symbolism in the pre-patriarchal world. Precisely, 5915 ME for Year 1 is intended to revive Goma’s civilizational legacy in our time, which I call the Nine Mago Movement.



The Mago Calendar or Magoist Dalryeok (Moon-Time Keeping) refers to the 13 month year, 28 day month, and 7 day week calendar. It keeps luni-gyno-solar time patterned in an infinitely multiple number of self-circuiting spirals (the 13 months, the 28 days, and the 7 days, for example) that are in sync with one another. An apt analogy for the luni-gyno-solar calendar would be a conglomeration of myriad organic cogwheels that spin harmoniously. In short, the Mago Calendar charts the live/growing/transforming time of NOW, the Mago Time. The synchrony between the moon and women’s menstruation underlies the foundation of the Magoist Calendar. Such luni-gynocentric understanding of the Magoist Calendar is indeed old, manifested in the 28 Constellations/Mansions of the Moon across cultures. In fact, the 28 Constellations of the Moon is an older form of the Magoist Calendar whose sub-calendric cycles (13, 28, and 7 for example) are attributed to the time of the Danguk confederacy for their documentations.

The Magoist Calendar is distinguished from the 12 months patriarchal calendars among which I count the Gregorian solar calendar and the Sinocentric lunisolar calendar. Unlike those patriarchal calendars that have an irregular number of months (28, 29, 30, or 31), the Magoist Calendar is characterized by her regularity and cyclicity (28 days) in a month, throughout the year, uniformly. In fact, a calendar that lacks regularity and cyclicity fails its definition. In regards to this property, patriarchal calendars, (while their days are intermittent and therefore unfit for cyclicity), have faked a rhythmic nature by employing the 7 day weekly cycle, which is part of the 13-28-7 scheme of the gynocentric calendar. Patriarchal calendars owe their dependency upon the gynocentric calendar. Put differently, the Magoist Calendar has never fully disappeared even from patriarchal calendars. She is visible, wherever the 7 day weekly cycle is presented.

The Mago Calendar comprises the following three components:

  1. 13 months of 28 days, each month is undergirded by 4 weeks of 7 days (364 days).
  2. Annual one intercalary day that comes on the day before New Year, the first day of the 1st month (365 days).
  3. Every fourth year one intercalary day that comes on the day before the first day of the 7th month (366 days).

As seen above, the length of the year in the Magoist Calendar is treated as a four-year unit in which a year is counted as precisely 365.25 days (4 x 365 + 1 = 1461 / 4 = 365.25). While 1 is considered as a basic frame of the yearly time, 2 and 3 are considered outside the annual time frame, each of which operates with a different interplay of Nine Numerology.

A day is fixed with each of the 7 weekdays. For example, the first day always falls on Sunday, the second day on Monday. The old convention of the 13th Friday is back with us. (see “28 DAY MONTHLY CALENDAR”).

To be continued.

(Meet Mago Contributor) Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.


[1] Most issues addressed in this Introduction, alongside other salient data, are treated in more detail in my essay, “Introducing Magoist Calendar: Original Blessing of the Womb Time”, included in this booklet. Others are discussed in my forthcoming book tentatively entitled, Magoist Calendar: The Mago Time Inscribed in Sonic Numerology.

[2] See Mary Daly in cahoots with Jane Caputi, Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language (Harper Collins, 1994).

[3] For the sidereal period and the moon-menstruation synchrony, see my essay included in this book.



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I love the whole idea of the Mago Calendar, and think it’s a creation/re-creation that will slowly alter my consciousness the more I read about it and use it. Yes!