Starhawk – The Feminist Future

The witches among us are pioneering the link between feminine empowerment and environmentalism. And no one has done more here than Starhawk. Her bestselling book, The Spiral Dance, helped bring Goddess worship to the religious forefront, and left an indelible mark on feminist spiritual consciousness. She talks with Ken about the current political moment, the future of feminism, and how to use permaculture principles to heal social ills.  

Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism. She is the author or co-author of thirteen books, including the ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, its sequel City of Refuge, and The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, on group dynamics, power, conflict and communications. Starhawk founded Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirituality and with a focus on activism. She travels internationally, lecturing and teaching on earth-based spirituality, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. 

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Theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music are tracks by The Human Experience: "Sunu" from the album Soul Visions with Rising Appalachia, and Here for a Moment on the album Gone Gone Beyond.