“…When Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang invited me to contribute monthly, I had no idea of the rich pathway and community I was entering into. It was not difficult for me to find material … I had a lot to say from a gynocentric perspective: my PaGaian cosmology was deeply resonant with Magoism, the understanding of She as Primordial Mother, Creatrix. Helen and I shared this passion. The fact that Helen’s quest for Her was as Mago, Great Goddess of East Asia in particular, took me further into understanding Great Goddess’s multicultural manifestation … it was good for my Western brain, and I am deeply grateful for this journey.
Helen and I shared so much as feminist, Goddess-focussed scholars and practitioners, both deeply committed to a better world, a m(O)therworld, and the call to be of service to that, that stretched back in each of our lives in similar ways – both inspired and transformed by Mary Daly, both having had a period of Christian/Catholic experience as we sought to make our way. Yet we were also hugely different in our cultural experience. It has been a rich relationship. And so it has been with the very diverse group that Return to Mago has gathered over the years: it is a global community that expands the mind, and challenges a contributor to speak with a larger audience, …”
The contribution of my writing to Return to Mago E-Magazine has evolved since it began four years ago, into a deeply mutually enhancing relationship. The time and effort taken to write carefully and in alignment with my heartfelt passions and insights, and then to be able to publish to a receptive audience, has always been rewarding – for me personally and apparently for many who received it.
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