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 Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess and the ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, and its sequel City of Refuge.


Her most recent non-fiction book is 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.





*Photo by Ann Cook


Lessons from my Elder Years

How does our thinking shift and change as we enter into our elder years?  

Crafting a Croning Ritual 

On how to think about this Rite of Passage and how to make it personal and meaningful.

Fringe Event

Myth, Trance and Story:

How do we weave a coherent thread of story through our rituals?  What are the components of a story, and how are they similar to the deep, collective stories we call myths and the pathworkings and drum trances we can create for ritual?  We’ll work with clear intention, coherent imagery, voice, and drama to practice the skills that can make our rituals more meaningful and powerful and our trancework more fulfilling.