Mago AcademyMago Academy (alias Goddess Hedge School) is a non-profit organization that promotes biophilic-knowledge, connection, and peace to the world community of women and men.

Founder/Executive Director
Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

Helen Hwang is a scholar, teacher, and activist for Goddess Feminism and World Peace. Hwang earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. degree in Women’s Studies in Religion (Claremont Graduate University, CA) and currently completing her second M.A. degree in East Asian Studies at UCLA. She has reconstructed Magoism, a pan-East Asian gynocentric cultural matrix that venerates Mago, the Great Goddess of East Asia. Hwang advocates Magoism as a historical framework in which women of the world can realize alliances across differences. Previously, she was a member of Maryknoll Sisters in Korea, New York, and the Philippines. Encountering Mary Daly’s Radical Feminism, she pursued her graduate studies. Hwang has published many articles in English and Korean and gives lectures, while teaching religions and feminisms at the university level in the U.S.

Research and Project Advisers 

Wennifer A. Lin, Ph.D. (USA/Taiwan)

Glenys Livingston, Ph.D. (Australia)

Luciana Percovich (Italy)

Marla J. Selvidge, Ph.D. (USA)

Karen Jo Torjesen, Ph.D. (USA)

Lydia Ruyle (USA)

Trista Hendren (USA)

Leslene della Madre (USA)

Editors and Editorial Advisers for Return to Mago (Webzine) and Magowikidary (Online Library)

Rosemary Mattingley (Editor-in-Chief)

Dr. Helen Hwang

Donna Snyder

Mary Saracino

Jillian Parker

Anne Wilkerson Allen

Dr. Wennifer A. Lin

Anna McBain

Dr. Glenys Livingstone

Dr. Mary Ann Ghaffurian

Hearth Moon Rising

Lydia Ruyle

Leslene della Madre


Partners (TBA)

Mago Academy Korea

Myung-Joo Kim, Ph.D.

Yongnim Kim

Hae-Kyung Ahn

Dong-Hun Shin, Ph.D.

Currently Mago Academy is directing the following programs:

Online Class: Gaia and Mago, Rekindling Old Gynocentric Unity

2014 Mago Pilgrimage to Korea

2013 Mago Pilgrim Tour to Korea

E-publication to be announced (Co-editors and Advisers include Helen Hwang, Rosemary Mattingley, Donna Snyder, Mary Saracino, Wennifer A. Lin, Jillian Parker, Anna McBain, Anne Wilkerson Allen, Mary Ann Ghaffurian, Glenys Livingstone, Lydia Ruyle, Hearth Moon Rising, Harriet Ann Ellenberger, Leslene della Madre, and Carol P. Christ).

Please support us in a way you can. We like to invite you as our sponsor or partner. Contact: Dr. Helen Hwang (

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