(2014 Mago Pilgrimage) Friday 10 October


Non-Korean Pilgrims move to Seoul National University’s Hoam Professor’s Residence by 11 AM

Check-in and move to the Symposium venue, Scofield Hall, by noon


Goddess Symposium: Lecture, Ritual, and Discussion in Seoul National University

Time and Venue: 2-6PM, Scofield Hall in Veterinary School

Co-hosted by Mago Academy and IF Cultural Future

Planning Committee: Helen Hwang, Vana Kim Hansen, Myungsuk Kim, Yunduk Jang, Hanseong Hong

Theme: “Archaic Future History Making: Reunion in the Great Goddess, Mago and Gaia”

Presenters: Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Dr. Glenys Livingstone

Presider: Dr. Vana Kim Hansen

Staff: Yunduk Jang, Yunseo Jeong, Hanseong Hong

2:00-2:30 PM Beginning Ceremony (Participants are asked to bring an item that symbolizes Goddess to her. Anything such as a card, book, letter, CD, and stone is good. This will be used as a gift from Goddess later at Closing Ceremony. Entering Ritual led by the planning committee with the music “MaGaia Womb” by Haekyoung Ahn to be played. Altar will be prepared in the front section of the hall.)

2:30-3:00 Introduction to Director of Mago Academy and non-Korean Mago Pilgrims (Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Glenys Livingstone, Rosemary Mattingley, and Robert(Taffy) Seaborne)

3:00-3:10 Introduction and Welcome Remark, IF Cultural Future and Myungsuk Kim 

3:10-4:10 Presentation and Response by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Glenys Livingstone

4:10-4:30 Intermittent Break (Time to view Lydia Ruyle’s Goddess Banners, exhibit items located at the entrance of the hall)

4:30-5:00 Group exercise and three-persons talk about presentations and the theme of the Symposium

5:00-5:30 Questions and comments from participants and responses by presenters

5:30-5:45 Closing Ceremony (Participants will choose a Goddess-symbol item from the altar. Time to give thanks to oneself, nature, and our Mother Earth. Ritual led by Planning Committee in a similar manner to Beginning Ritual.)

5:45-6:00 Group photo-taking

6:00-6:30 Removal of items from walls and tables (Volunteers are needed.)

6:30-7:30 Dinner at Sodam Maru (RSVP required, email Dr. Hwang, magoism@gmail.com)

Contact: Yungduk Jang (Email: ego1979@hanmail.net, Phone: 010-2773-8182)


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/