Starhawk

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Starhawk (born Miriam Samos in 1951) is a American writer, activist and Witch. She is well known as a theorist of paganism and is one of the foremost voices of ecofeminism. Starhawk lives in San Francisco, where she works with the Reclaiming tradition of Witchcraft she helped found, through classes, workshops, camps, and public rituals in earth-based spirituality, with the goal to "unify spirit and politics".

She is internationally known as a trainer in nonviolence and direct action, and as an activist within the peace movement, women's movement, environmental movement, and Anti-globalization movement. She travels and teaches widely in North America, Europe and the Middle East giving lectures and workshops.

She is currently working with United for Peace and Justice, the RANT trainers' collective, Earth Activist Training, and other groups.

Authorship

She is the author of numerous non-fiction best-selling works: The Earth Path (2004), Spiral Dance (1979, 1989, 1999), Dreaming the Dark (1982, 1988, 1997), Truth or Dare (1988), Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising (2003) She is the author of a widely read essay, “How We Shut Down the WTO" as well as her web writings (http://www.starhawk.org/activism/activism-writings/activism-writings.html).

With Hilary Valentine she wrote The Twelve Wild Swans: A Journey Into Magic, Healing and Action (2000) a resource book for Pagans. With M. Macha NightMare and Reclaiming Collective, she wrote The Pagan Book of Living and Dying (1997). Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition (1998) was co-written with Anne Hill and Diane Baker.

Starhawk's fiction includes The Fifth Sacred Thing (1993), and Walking to Mercury (1997) ISBN 0553102338.

Films, music, etc.

Starhawk has been consulted or contributed to the films Signs Out of Time: The Story of Archaeologist Marija Gimbutas[1] (http://www.belili.org/index.html), Goddess Remembered, The Burning Times, and Full Circle. She participated in the Reclaiming CDs Chants: Ritual Music, and recorded the guided meditation Way to the Well.

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