Auntie Starhawk’s Sex Advice for Troubled Times

Resist the Patriarchy: Have Good Sex!

All the #metoo posts and continual revelations of what women have always known and experienced about the ubiquity of sexual harassment and assault are tremendously important, empowering and liberating as they blow away the smokescreen that has obscured the truth of women’s lives.

But […]

The Magical Battle of This Time

The World Has Gone Bonko.

Devout Christians vote for a self-admitted sexual predator. Climate change revs up hurricanes and whips up wildfires into holocausts—and the deniers in government respond by rolling back programs to mitigate it.

Having spent the ‘60s and beyond debunking the right-wing assertions that every progressive movement […]

Happy Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice! Here in the northern hemisphere it is the longest day and shortest night of the year, when light reaches its peak and begins to decline. We celebrate the Solstice to honor the balance or light and dark that together create the rhythm that moves the world.

It is a time of […]

On Not Lighting a Solstice Bonfire

So tonight I embrace the cold. Call it in—cold is what we need, to cool the overheated earth, to bring back the rains. I offer up the fire, to the snowy plover, to all the endangered species, to everything and everyone whose simple birthrights are stolen. Let this be the Solstice magic. Tides turn. Miracles happen. Out of darkness, light is born. […]

Permaculture in Palestine

In the afternoon, we walk down through the village to the permaculture demonstration farm Murad has established…I tell the group what I see in at the farm—the diversity of trees and food plants, designed so that if one crop doesn’t do well others will fill in. The many levels of planting, from the upper-story trees to the smaller bushes, the low annuals and perennials, the ground covers—a classic forest garden. […]

Winter Solstice 2012

So let this Solstice be a time when we all put our intention toward the change, and draw forth the strength, the courage and the determination to bring that new world into being. […]

Summer Solstice: Dreams, Manifestation, Movies

We believe the world needs a powerful vision of a positive future here on earth. Once we might simply have told the tale around the fire. Two decades ago, I wrote it as a novel. Now, as the world becomes every more visual, we want to make it a film. […]

Save Tasmania's Ancient Forests!

Tasmanian environmental groups are calling for an international day of action on December 14/15 to pressure the Australian Government to enforce a moratorium on logging the old growth. […]

Some Quick Scenes from the Trip

Ooh–it’s been a fast and furious few weeks! Hardly even time to check email, let alone write blogs, only intermittent email access–but here’s a few highlights and pics if I can get them up before we leave for a fabulous Sicilian lunch and then out to begin the Demeter workshop… […]

Winter Solstice, 2009

But the message of Solstice is this: hope does not come once into the world and fulfill itself. Hope and light must constantly be reborn, over and over again. They wax and wane, and must be renewed. […]