Posts by: Starhawk

Our Kickstarter campaign is drawing to a close in just a few days.  I’ve felt so astoundingly gifted by all of the amazing support we’ve received! From people giving us their hard-earned money, others who have offered us their services or creative work, to all the people who’ve written and told me how […]

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Permaculture is a system of ecological design aimed at meeting our human needs while regenerating and healing the environment around us.  The word ‘permaculture’ was coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970’s, from ‘permanent agriculture’.  But it’s not just gardening or ranching — permaculture principles also work for economics, urban […]

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Everything is connected.

Abundance, health and happiness come not from things, but relationships.  Money can’t buy me love!

As designers, we look at connections in space and time.  If we put things in the right place, do things in the right order and at the right time, we save work, money and energy.

“To every […]

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Less than a week to go on our Kickstarter campaign for The Fifth Sacred Thing movie.  We’ve done so well–but still have far to go!  However, it occured to me that it was past time to share with you all the Green Plan I wrote up for our production.  It’s designed to guide […]

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A Tale of Many Meetings

On 9 August 2011 By

In a triumph of optimism and ideology over observation and common sense, I’ve just hung out my laundry to dry in the cold, dank, near-freezing San Francisco fog.  There is a reason I love this place—and there’s another reason I generally do my big travels in the summer, which I’m preparing to do now, today—assuming […]

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Lammas morning—I woke up and saw that during the night we’d reached our first funding point on our Kickstarter campaign for The Fifth Sacred Thing movie.  Yesterday, I’d posted the update below on our Kickstarter page—hoping that we’d hit that landmark on Lammas, and we did!  Such good magic!

“August 1, Lammas, […]

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August 1, Lammas, one of the eight key Celtic Pagan holidays on the Wheel of the Year.  Lammas, traditionally, was the beginning of the harvest, when the early crops are coming in and the summer fruits are ripe.  In Ireland, it was Lughnasad, the festival of the sun-God Lugh.  “Lammas” comes from “Loaf-mass”—the loaf made […]

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This summer has been a whirlwind of teaching permaculture and working on making a movie from my novel, The Fifth Sacred Thing.  But a few days ago I took a break to attend a performance of Guys and Dolls put on by SF Arts Education, in which my fifteen-year old Goddess-child Kore […]

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A Tale of Two Movies!

On 27 July 2011 By

Our Kickstarter campaign for The Fifth Sacred Thing is going phenomenally well.  We are 80% toward our original funding goal—with 25 days left to go!  Thanks to everyone who has been showing us such fantastic support!

Now, we’re shifting gears.  Our campaign really has two goals—first, of course, to raise the money we […]

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“Who is the Goddess, Who is the Goddess?  We are!”

We sing these words each year at the big Spiral Dance ritual put on by Reclaiming, the spiritual network of teachers and ritual-makers I work with.

 

In The Fifth Sacred Thing, the Goddess is a character, much as Aywah is in Avatar.  Although the […]

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