Nine Day Solstice Celebrations

Resources on the Nine Goddess/Mago Movement:

Mago Almanac: 13 Month 28 Day Calendar (Book A) Free PDF download

The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang (Free PDF download)

(Essay 1) Why Reenact the Nine-Mago Movement? by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Essay 2) Why Reenact the Nine-Mago Movement? by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

(Essay 3) Why Reenact the Nine-Mago Movement? by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

Gurang, Nine Maidens: This was created as part of my presentation for the class, Gaia and Mago: Rekindling Old Gynocentric Unity, co-taught by Dr. Glenys Livingstone and Dr. Helen Hwang.

General Resources:


2017 Nine Day Solstice Celebration

Theme: Personal Transformation in tune with Mago Time/Space!

December 13 to 21, 2017 (Days may vary depending on where you are located)

Program Outline

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9

Call for Presentations (closed)

(Online Mago Festival) Create and Shine Your Own Nine Goddess Symbol

A New Beginning is always with us in OUR Mago Time/Space, WE/HERE?NOW, wherein all beings spiral a cyclic journey in tune with all other beings. The coming December Solstice of 2017 (the Gregorian year) marks a very special new beginning, however. For we count it as Year 1 of the revived Magoist Calendar, 13 Month 28 Day gynocentric calendar, or 5915 Mago Era since the foundation of Danguk, a pre-patriarchal confederacy of nine sub-states, in 3898 BCE by the Goddess Goma. For more details about the Magoist Calendar, see Mago Almanac.

Topics/themes: Each day will have a theme. Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following; story of becoming oneself, female sexuality/spirituality, cross-cultural unity in the Goddess, women’s self-birthing, female bonding, motherhood, mothers and daughters, raising Goddess sons, seeking inner voice, gynocentric/feminist journey/pilgrimage, meeting the female voice in literature, art, and media, love of Nature, inner healing, female alliance across borders, and Goddess men/masculinity.

2016 Nine-Day Solstice Celebration

Theme: In Mago Time/Space, S/HE Renews HERSELF!      

Hosted by Mago Academy

December 13 to 21, 2016.

See individual programs:

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9

Program Outline is available now.

Call for Presentations/Participations available here.

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

Resources on Nine Goddesses/Maidens/Magos:

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Mago Books, 2015), Chapters 6, 7, 8.

Staurt McHardy, The Quest for the Nine Maidens

Deanne Quarrie, “The Nine Maidens” in Feminism and Religion blog.

For more, read Essay 1Essay 2, and Essay 3 on the Nine-Mago Movement here.

2015 Nine-Day Solstice Celebration:

Theme: In Mago Time/Space, patriarchy disintegrates!

See 2015 Program Details here!

We will begin 8 day countdown beginning Dec. 6, 2015. Coming soon and stay tuned~~~

Where: Three main online venues Mago Academy’s website ( Girl God’s website ( Academy’s Youtube channel. In addition, we will connect with you through The Mago Circle Facebook Group, Mago Academy Facebook Page, The Girl God’s Facebook Page, and other websites and social network media by our hosts and presenters.

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.

See individual programs:

Day 1Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9

 9 Day Program Details, Nine Day Solstice Celebration

2015 Nine-Day Solstice Celebration Program Outline

Meet the Planners and Directors!

2015 Nine-Day Solstice Celebration, Dec. 14-22.

Call for Participation

Meet us in the Facebook Event here.

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