Pagan Elders & Ancestors: Starhawk
Starhawk is best known for writing The Spiral Dance and co-founding the Reclaiming tradition of Witchcraft, but what don’t you know about Starhawk? Her contributions span the gamut from composing ritual chants that have come to be known as traditional, to blending magical practice with anti-globalization activism, to teaching the practical skills of permaculture. Her theology – about gender, about politics, about the purpose of magic – has shifted substantially along the way. In this course, we’ll sample Starhawk’s writing from the 1970s to the 21st century, asking what changes her work has wrought in herself and in Pagan communities. Many readings will be available digitally, but you must have access to the 20th anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance — earlier editions will not do for the purposes of this course.
“Pagan Elders and Ancestors” is part of a planned series of Foundations courses covering important figures in the history of magick and contemporary Paganism.
This course is taught by Sarah Whedon, Ph.D., and will run from May 16 – June 11. There is no required meeting time.
Required Texts: Starhawk. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess, 20th anniversary edition. HarperOne, 1999.
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