Regenerative Culture, Earth-based Spirituality, and Permaculture

City of RefugeComing very soon!

In just a short time, Starhawk will be a launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of her epic new sequel to The Fifth Sacred Thing!

This new book, called  City of Refuge, continues the story where The Fifth Sacred Thing left off.

The peaceful folk of Califia–northern California–have successfully resisted an invasion by the ruthless Stewards of the Southlands, and turned them back using nonviolence and magic!  But soon they will rebuild their army, and return…

Healer Madrone and musician-turned guerilla Bird journey to the heart of the Steward’s city to create a “City of Refuge” where the poor, the downtrodden and the hungry can come for healing and hope.

But how do you liberate people who have no concept of liberation?  How do you build a new world when people are broken by the old?

You have waited for over twenty years for more of this epic story.

Now, your wait is almost over! Stay tuned…

The Empowerment Manual:Empowerment Manual cover
A Guide for Collaborative Groups
by Starhawk

FREE bonus chapter
The Five-Fold Path of Productive Meetings
Starhawk’s gift to you is this out-take from her latest book.

It happens over and over again—a group of people come together, fired up with passion to create change. They begin with huge inspiration and enthusiasm—and a year later, it’s all foundered in the mire of conflict. We could have changed the world ten times over—if we didn’t have to do it together with other people, those irritating, self-righteous, controlling, fluff-brained, clueless idiots who are our friends and allies.

We can do better. In her twelfth book, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, Starhawk draws on four decades of experience in circles and collectives to show us how to foster connection, clear communication, and positive power in ourselves and our groups.

Earth Activist Training:

Another world is possible: learn the skills to design and create it:

Starhawk co-founded and co-teaches Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism.  Our two-week permaculture design certificate courses can change your life and change the world!

Learn how to heal soil and cleanse water, how to regenerate landscapes and plan urban neighborhoods that work for people.   Design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources to create real abundance and social justice. Explore the strategies and organizing tools we need to make our visions real. Participatory, hands-on teaching with lots of ritual, games, projects, songs, and laughs along with an intensive curriculum in ecological design.

Earth Activist Training also stresses ‘social permaculture’ — the ecology of group dynamics, the design of human systems to embrace diversity, resolve conflicts and build functional, nurturing and creative groups.

EAT has a commitment to bring the skills and tools of permaculture to the groups most impacted by environmental and social injustice.  We have ongoing partnerships with inner-city groups with a focus on Bayview Hunters’ Point in San Francisco.  We offer Diversity Scholarships for people of color working in environmental and social justice, as well as activist scholarships and work trade.

Upcoming EAT courses:

August 15-30, Girona, Catalunya, Spain!

Special Appeal:

Help us counter ‘austerity’ in Spain!  Greece has been in the news, but Spain also suffers from the draconian policies of the IMF and the big banks with high unemployment and the siphoning of money from the poor and middle class.  One of the best counters is permaculture, teaching the skills of earth healing, ecosystem repair and ways to generate abundance while regenerating the environment!  We have more than ten unemployed potential students for our upcoming course in Spain–can you DONATE to help us bring them tools and skills for a new direction?


For more information (including some fantastic videos) and to register, go to the Earth Activist Training Website

Meet Starhawk and her co-teacher Charles Williams:

Starhawk’s Articles and Archives

Starhawk’s archives are found under Writing/Activism. We invite you to read her dispatches from many of the important social movements and mobilizations.