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Works: 80 works in 310 publications in 6 languages and 9,914 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Dystopian fiction  Documentary films  History  Psychological fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Fables 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Narrator, Speaker, Other
Classifications: BF1566, 299
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Starhawk
The spiral dance : a rebirth of the ancient religion of the great goddess by Starhawk( Book )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the practices and philosophies of witchcraft and Goddess religion
Webs of power : notes from the global uprising by Starhawk( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since her arrest and five-day jail stay during the Seattle anti-WTO protests in November 1999, Starhawk has poured her energy into the global justice movement, participating in direct actions, leading nonviolence training workshops, and writing, always writing. Webs of Power is the outcome: an account from the front lines of that movement as it migrated from Seattle to Prague, then Brazil, Quebec City, and Genoa. As well as reporting the actions on the street, it includes a privileged glimpse behind the scenes, too, at the fierce discussion of the issues, strategies, and tactics of an always-evolving social movement. The book is also a personal vision of what an alternative future might look and feel like beyond the version offered up to us by the promoters of corporate globalization. Webs of Power is a unique contribution to our understanding of one of the most pivotal struggles of our time."--Jacket
The empowerment manual : a guide for collaborative groups by Starhawk( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Empowerment Manual is a comprehensive guide for those seeking to foster vision, trust, accountability and responsibility through shared power and bottom-up leadership. This desperately needed toolkit is key to: understanding group dynamics; facilitating communication and collective decision-making; dealing effectively with difficult people."--Page 4 of cover
Dreaming the dark : magic, sex, & politics by Starhawk( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and French and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the ancient religion of the Goddess offers a transforming power that could heal the spiritual and political split between individual and society
The fifth sacred thing by Starhawk( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagine a world without poverty, hunger, or hatred, where a rich culture honors its diverse mix of races, religions, and heritages, and the Four Sacred Things that sustain all life-earth, air, fire, and water-are valued unconditionally. Now imagine the opposite: a nightmare world in which an authoritarian regime polices an apartheid state, access to food and water is restricted to those who obey the corrupt official religion, women are property of their husbands or the state, and children are bred for prostitution and war. The best and worst of our possible futures are poised to clash in twenty-first-century California, and the outcome rests on the wisdom and courage of one clan caught in the conflict. Ninety-eight-year-old Maya has helped shape the ecumenical culture of the North by reviving and re-creating an earth based spiritual tradition. Madrone, the granddaughter of Maya's longtime lovers, is a healer trying to thwart recurring epidemics that she suspects are biological warfare waged by the tyrannical South. Bird, Maya's grandson, returns from ten years in a Southern prison with warnings of impending invasion and an urgent request for help from the resistance in the hills. When Madrone travels south to aid the rebels and search for a cure to the deadly viruses, she finds herself fighting for her own life alongside battle-weary guerrillas and beautiful pirates. Meanwhile, in the North debates rage about how to repel the invaders. "All war is first waged in the imagination, first conducted to limit our dreams and visions," Maya says, and warns that by killing their enemies, they may themselves become transformed by violence and destroy all they have built. Bird champions her alternative vision and becomes a leader of the faction calling for nonviolent resistance. When he is captured and pressured to cooperate with the enemy, the fate of the North hangs in the balance."--Jacket
Truth or dare : encounters with power, authority, and mystery by Starhawk( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and German and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the nature of power, discusses liberation and illusion, and looks at the symbolism and ritual of witchcraft
Fertile ground : women, earth, and the limits of control by Irene Diamond( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Diamond's far-reaching eco-feminist vision, the struggle for women's rights is inseparable from the struggle for ecological sanity, the eradication of militarism and opposition to the industrialized, wealthy nations' exploitation of poor countries. Her passionate, challenging manifesto critiques mainstream feminism which, she contends, has become stalemated by its contention that women's freedom resides in gaining control over women's bodies and sexuality. Diamond, who teaches in the University of Oregon's political science department, views new genetic screening techniques as part of a masculinist ``medical heroics'' that threatens the well-being and dignity of women. After scanning the damaging effects of agribusiness and Western-style development on traditional societies and their ecosystems, she outlines a diversity of alternative practices and protests--organic farming, small dam projects, community-based child care networks, campaigns for land redistribution in India, a women's ``peace camp'' on an English military base--that offer the possibility of sustainable social justice and democratic empowerment."
The twelve wild swans : a journey to the realm of magic, healing, and action : rituals, exercises, and magical training in the reclaiming tradition by Starhawk( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Continuing the lessons and deepening the knowledge first set out in ... The spiral dance," ... the authors "transform a fairy tale about twelve wild swans into a set of instructions for an initiatory journey into the world of Witchcraft ... describing three distinct paths into magic, healing, and action."--Jacket
Walking to Mercury by Starhawk( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on an eco-feminist, crusading for a better environment. She is Maya Greenwood, 38, and the novel describes her early lesbianism and drug taking, before she finds her vocation, building a people's park in San Francisco and protesting a nuclear test site in Nevada. By the author of The Fifth Sacred Thing
The earth path : grounding your spirit in the rhythms of nature by Starhawk( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wiccan ecofeminist author of The Spiral Dance shares insight into how to develop a greater awareness of the natural world, protect the balance of nature, and draw on its significant powers; in a primer that draws on earth-based spiritual practices and offers group exercises, meditations, and spells
The pagan book of living and dying : practical rituals, prayers, blessings, and meditations on crossing over by Starhawk( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to her own mother's death, Starhawk, the bestselling author of the classic Spiral Dance, along with other Pagan authors, created in inspiring collection of essays, original prayers, blessings, and meditations that present the Pagan way of dying. In the tradition of such bestsellers as How We Die and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, it offers a new understanding of death and the rituals that surround it, adding insight and depth to spirituality. An inclusive, respectful, and deeply spiritual guidebook for those in the Pagan community and beyond, this powerful resource will help the dying make the transition between life and death, and their loved ones will find spiritual comfort and strength through the grieving process. It shows us that death can be a process of renewal and transformation
Circle round : raising children in goddess traditions by Starhawk( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows parents how to introduce children to the spirituality of Mother Earth through rituals and stories marking eight holidays
Signs out of time( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs out of time, a film by Donna Read and Starhawk, examines the life and work of world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Marija Gimbutas. Drawing from her extensive knowledge of mythology and linguistics, Lithuanian-born Gimbutas uncovered the life-affirming and goddess-worshiping civilizations of pre-historic "Old Europe." Weaving together footage of Gimbutas herself, as well as interviews with her supporters and critics, Signs out of time reveals a visionary scholar whose theories challenged the "establishment" of her time and influenced a generation of scholars, feminists, and social thinkers
The beginner's guide to Wicca : [how to practice earth-centered spirituality] by Starhawk( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starhawk is the bestselling author who introduced over a million readers to Wicca, the earth-centered tradition that teaches us to seek wisdom from the cycles of life and the principles of nature itself. On The Beginner's Guide to Wicca, she invites a new audience of listeners to learn blessings, spells, and rituals to connect with the Goddess, deepen a personal spiritual practice, and create community ritual and celebration
The last wild witch by Starhawk( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the tale of how the children of a perfect little town embraced their wild side and, in the process, found their joy and courage while saving the last wild witch and the last magic forest from disappearing
Modern pagans : an investigation of contemporary pagan practices( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-faceted view of modern Paganism as it is practiced today. Represented are Reclaiming, Gardnerians, Druids, Santería, Shamans, Goddess historians, Technopagans, activist Pagans, Radical Faeries, Military Paganism, ex-Catholic Pagans, Spiral Dance, EarthSpirit, Pagan piercers, Pagan child-raising, second- and third- generation Pagans, sacred sex, artists, musicians, orgies and more. The "spiritual" sequel to Modern primitives. -- Cover, p. [4]
La danza espiral : un renacimiento de la antigua religión de la Gran Diosa by Starhawk( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiccan rituals & blessings by Starhawk( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a collection of prayers and invocations to bring healing to individuals, their communities, and the world, and to connect more deeply with their own inner power
Goddess Remembered( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic poetic documentary is a salute to 35,000 years of "pre-history," to the values of ancestors only recently remembered, and to the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. Goddess Remembered features Merlin Stone, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish, Starhawk, Charlene Spretnak, and Jean Bolen, who link the loss of goddess-centered societies with today's environmental crisis. In this film, they propose a return to an interconnected life system, with respect for the Earth and the female, as fundamental to our survival
City of refuge by Starhawk( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the violent, desperate world of 2048, eco-catastrophes and societal breakdown have left the country splintered. Yet amidst the ruins stands a green and flourishing city where four things are sacred--air, fire, water, and earth. When the ruthless stewards of the Southlands invade, the people of Califia defeat them using nonviolence and magic. But they'll be back, unless the northerners can liberate the Southlands first. Healer Madrone struggles to repair the wounds of war and deprivation. Soldier/defector River leads an army of liberation to the south. Bird, musician turned guerrilla, longs to return to the fight, but now he's pledged to deeper powers. How can they build a new world when people are so deeply wounded by the old? Madrone has a dream... Build a city of refuge in the heartland of the enemy
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The spiral dance : a rebirth of the ancient religion of the great goddess
Webs of power : notes from the global uprisingThe empowerment manual : a guide for collaborative groupsDreaming the dark : magic, sex, & politicsThe fifth sacred thingTruth or dare : encounters with power, authority, and mysteryFertile ground : women, earth, and the limits of controlThe twelve wild swans : a journey to the realm of magic, healing, and action : rituals, exercises, and magical training in the reclaiming traditionWalking to Mercury
Alternative Names
Simos, Miriam.

Simos, Miriam 1951-

Starhawk Amerikaans auteur

Starhawk écrivaine, sorcière wiccane et féministe américaine

Starhawk scrittrice statunitense

Starhawk US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin




English (206)

German (16)

Spanish (5)

Japanese (4)

Polish (4)

French (3)