Mago Academy seeks for the categories of (1) video or audio presentation for a day program (2) your data about yourself and/or your organization for 9 newsletters to be published each day during this period.
By naming this period of nine days Mago Time/Space (Time/Space of the Great Goddess), we are intent to create radical alternative ways to celebrating the global custom of patriarchal, capitalist “Christmas” seasons.
Join us during the 9 days leading up to the December Solstice (Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) and:
– Rekindle the flame during the time of December Solstice
– Build community, cooperation, and connection among sojourns in the S/HE timespace
– Celebrate our common Origin and Herstory in the Great Goddess
How to participate by viewers and readers: We will post each day’s program in above mentioned websites at 9PM U.S. PST, unless otherwise indicated. Our viewers and readers can ask questions and make comments on a specific issue addressed by our hosts and presenters.
The Verbal Code as a Sign of Living/Loving Gynocentric Reality: During these 9 days, we proclaim the Gynocentric Reality (Mago Time/Space), that is, the Background Reality, to borrow Mary Daly’s word. It is the Way of the Universe (The Mago Way). We propose the idea that we treat each other beyond/beneath one’s identity defined by race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, spirituality, class, education, and etc. We will read/listen to WHAT people say NOT who say that, so to speak. For nine days, we intend to disrupt the usual MENTAL habit of labeling the speaker into a category such as “white woman,” “Asian woman,” “African American woman,” “Native American,” “lesbian,” “white man,” “person of color,” “Christian,” “Muslim,” “middle-class,” “U.S. American,” “British,” “Chinese,” “Third World,” “Ph.D.” and so on. Our identities are all good in nature, enriching the Goodness of Life on Earth. However, it is the patriarchy that attempts to colonize us by dividing and ranking people. When we are consciously undoing the mental habit of patriarchal labels among ourselves, we are preparing a direct path to Gynocentric Reality. How do we do that? As a sign of undoing patriarchal mental labels, we propose the Verbal Code, which is “In Mago Time/Space.” We begin our talk/comment by using the Verbal Code. For example, this can be one’s comment on a Facebook post, “In Mago Time/Space, (whatever one wants to say).” We are neither suggesting that we should remove all all self-referential titles in our talks during this period. Nor that we take someone’s talk uncritically. Rather, we propose a mental/linguistic practice that will affect OUR MIND/Tongue/Language. When we use the Verbal Code, “In Mago Time/Space,” we mean that “I see you the way who you are not by the label that patriarchy places on you. And you are my Sister or Brother in the Primordial Mother.” Change begins in our mind AND manifests in our action/life. There is no dualistic thinking here. Change in thinking is the key to the change in our action.