Posts tagged: Pagan

City of Refuge: The Sequel to The Fifth Sacred Thing

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By , July 17, 2015

“Every city needs three things: a plaza, a hearth and a sacred tree.”The message came to me in a dream, as I was considering writing a sequel to The Fifth Sacred Thing, my futuristic novel in which an ecotopian Northern California struggles to resist an invasion by the brutal, militarist Southlands using nonviolence and magic. Fifth ends with the Resistance successful, but then what? The book was long enough, so there was no need or room to answer that one when I wrote it twenty years ago.

But over the last few years, as together with Yerba Buena films we’ve been working to bring the story to the screen, ‘then what?’ kept echoing in my head. As I worked on endless drafts of a screenplay, then a pilot script for TV, and as I pondered episode breakdowns for a pitch, I began to toy with the idea of writing a sequel.

And so begins Starhawk’s Big Self-Publishing Adventure!

Follow the adventure on Facebook: City of Refuge!

Source: Starhawk’s Website

Goddess Remembered Trilogy

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By , April 25, 2015

Women and Spirituality Trilogy

A series of three titles investigating the relationship between women and spirituality from ancient times to the present. Titles include: Burning Times, an in-depth look at the witch-hunts that swept through Europe just a few hundred years ago (56 min. 10 sec.); Full Circle: Authors, teachers, social activists and feminists explore manifestations of contemporary women’s spirituality in the Western world (56 min. 36 sec.); and Goddess Remembered: A salute to the goddess-worshipping religions on the ancient past featuring discussions linking the loss of goddess-centred societies with today’s environmental crisis (54 min. 29 sec.).


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Oh My Gods!

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By , March 15, 2015

Spring Equinox

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By , March 20, 2013


“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”  –Neltije Blanchan

Can fragrances be perceived through the allergies of the very breath of spring?

And now we find ourselves on the precipice of a new season. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we observe the Spring Equinox, the moment when the light of day and the darkness of night are equal. Today, if but for a single moment, there is perfect balance.

And there is meaning in the balance.

The Equinox is more than just a scientific fact, an observable reality; it points to the shift that we are making toward a time of new growth and new life. The outer world — the thawing soil under our feet, the budding branches of the trees, the new sounds of the new offspring mingling with the bustle of the city — is all an indication to us that we are changing, too. We are breaking open and coming to life again. Continue reading 'Spring Equinox'»

Blessed Solstice

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By , December 21, 2012


A Blessed Solstice | The Wild Hunt.
Everything you need to know: Winter solstice 2012 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky.


October 31

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By , October 31, 2012


Autumn Equinox

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By , September 22, 2012

 Today Autumn begins.  It’s always been my favorite season, even now, when I am far away from the amazing colors and scents of my New England youth.  

The equinox is at 7:49am (PST) today, September 22, 2012.  

May your day and season be blessed

Blessed Midsummer

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By , June 20, 2012


Merry May Folk

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By , May 1, 2012

and Merry Beltane

Merry May Folk

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“Beltane is the start of summer in my half of the planet, and may it be a full, rich, fecund summer. May babies be strong and crops be abundant and happy couplings begin and ripen. May maypoles be wrapped with joyous wishes and may the dancers find what they desire. May what needs to begin, begin and grow stronger. May what needs to end, slip away with dignity. May the bonfires be bright, and life go on with all its vigor.”

– Phaedra Bonewits, “Beltane Meditation.”