Green Festival Speakers
Starhawk is the author of twelve books on Goddess religion, earth based spirituality and activism, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development as a feature film with Yerba Buena Films. http://thefifthsacredthing.com/ Her latest book is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, which examines power, process and conflict for groups that organize without top-down leadership. A committed activist for global justice and the environment, she is a veteran of progressive movements, from anti-war to anti-nukes to Occupy, is a highly influential voice in the revival of Goddess religion, and has brought many innovative techniques of spirituality and magic to her political work. She has trained activists in direct action and organizing, taught earth-based ritual, healing, and community building world-wide, and directs Earth Activist Training, http://www.earthactivisttraining.org/ which combines permaculture design with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing skills. Starhawk writes a blog on permaculture, Paganism and politics, Dirt Worship www.starhawksblog.org. Her website is www.starhawk.org.