(Announcement) Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism, 4 Year Projects

Dear RTM Contributors and Readers,

Upon our 5th anniversary on August 15, 2015, Mago Books is pleased to announce a practice of Maternal/Gynocentric Gift Economy in the form of Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism.

Mago Books seeks encyclopedic articles on (1) persons/organizations, (2) feminist/gynocentric notions, (3) animals/plants/nature. These articles will be first published in Gynapedia, Online Gynocentric Encyclopedia. We aim at publishing them as three books in the form of E-Books and/or Print Books within the coming 4 years by Sept. Equinox of 2021.

On a perennial basis, one can become Author for Gynapedia and create pages. Please find the proposal form below and submit it accordingly.


What is the Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary Project about? 

It is one of the things that we CAN do in the face of ever-accelerating patriarchal assaults. We trust that the speed of our minds/hearts/souls runs faster than that of the former. The project is conceived as an extension and continuation of the Mago Gift Work aligned with Maternal/Gynocentric Gift Economy. Ultimately, we do this to give ourselves, communities, and the terrestrial eco-community what we are universally given by our mothers, ancestors, and the Cosmic Mother. Advocating the Gift Economy, Genevieve Vaughan writes, “We are born into a Gift Economy practiced by those who mother us, enabling us to survive. The economy of exchange, quid pro quo, separates us from each other and makes us adversarial, while gift giving and receiving creates mutuality and trust.”

The project of Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary of Goddess feminist activism aims at channeling the Sisterly dynamic (Inter-cosmic Sisterhood) in which one’s self-motivated giving/sharing for the cause of ALL in WE empowers both the receiver and the giver, the Original Dynamic of the Creatrix. Simply put, we aspire to host the Metamorphic Nature of the Gift Economy; our giving/sharing of gifts/talents/resources transforms us all and saves the inter-specieal terrestrial community (Yes, we humans are responsible for the survival of animals, plants and nature as well). Outcome of such dynamic is Sisterly trust and bond that animate all in WE. In this mechanism, we experience the divine providence of our giving and receiving, which guides us into an ever-deepening commitment to look after the Whole.

The term, Wickedary, is borrowed from Mary Daly’s Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language in Cahoots with Jane Caputi. As the title suggests, Mago Wickedary is propelled by the vision of Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, advocate of Magoism who was immensely influenced by Mary Daly.

Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism is perceived as the third type of the collective writing project that the Mago Work has undertaken after She Rises series and Celebrating the Goddess series.


Project Categories (not in priority order):

(1) Persons and organizations (writers, researchers, advocates, poets, artists, musicians, and others)

(2) Feminist/gynocentric notions

(3) Animals, plants and nature

Publishing MediaGynapedia (Free Online Feminist/Gynocentric Encyclopedia), E-books, and/or Print Books

Deadline: Ongoing till Jan. 31, 2021.

  • Primary Deadline Jan. 31, 2018.

The Persons and Organizations Category: This book will build on the bio data of Mago Work collective writing projects’ contributors including She Rises Volume 1 and She Rises Volume 2Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess Volume 1Return to Mago E-Magazine, Mago Pool Circle and Gynapedia but does NOT exclude other Goddess feminist activist writers, artists, poets, researchers, advocates, musicians, educators, and others.


Proposal Form for all three categories:

1. Your name, country/state/city of residence

2. Contact email, and/or website(s)

3. Categories of your articles (one may write for multiple categories):

(1) Persons and organizations (writers, researchers, advocates, poets, artists, musicians, and others)

(2) Feminist/gynocentric notions

(3) Animals, plants and nature

4. List of your accomplishments (briefly describe them in the spirit of Gift Economy, if appropriate)

5. Please indicate if you can create page(s) in Gynapedia directly. See Gynapedia Author’s Handbook. If so, list your online article(s) instead of below.

If you do not wish to become a Gynapedia Author, please refer to below:

Proposed entry word count: up to 2000 words (include URLs for interlinking)

Font: Times New Roman (12 font size, 1 spaced)

Style: Chicago Style, footnotes (if applicable)

Illustrations: As attachment of jpg files (must be 300 dpi)

Submission: Email submission only, to Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang magopoolcircle@gmail.com (State “Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary Proposal” in the subject line of your email.


Proposal Form for Persons and organizations:

Write the summary of your biography (no more than 100 words strictly) AND answer the proposal form below (all together 1000 words). Attach your self-photo image and/or a couple of other images in your email.

Please use the following proposal form (you may answer them selectively).

1. Your name, country/state/city of residence

2. Contact email, and/or website(s)

3. Your area of specialty (research, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, art, photography, advocacy, social movement)

4. List of your accomplishments (briefly describe them in the spirit of Gift Economy, if appropriate)

5. What makes you become a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist?

6. How did you come to arrive at where/what you are as a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist?

7. As a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist, what do you aspire for yourself, the young, and/or the world?

8. Something that you want to give/share with the Goddess feminist activism community and/or the world.

9. Please indicate if you can create page(s) in Gynapedia directly. See Gynapedia Author’s Handbook. If so, list your online article(s) instead of below.

If you do not wish to become a Gynapedia Author, please refer to below:

Proposed entry word count: up to 2000 words (include URLs for interlinking)

Font: Times New Roman (12 font size, 1 spaced)

Style: Chicago Style, footnotes (if applicable)

Illustrations: As attachment of jpg files (must be 300 dpi)

Submission: Email submission only, to Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang (magopoolcircle@gmail.com) (State “Gynapedia/Mago Wickedary Proposal” in the subject line of your email.)


Mago Books is seeking volunteer Authors and Coeditors for these books as well as Gynapedia. Please contact Dr. Hwang (magoism@gmail.com).