Posted 23 July 2011, by Editor, Lake County News, lakeconews.com
NORTH COAST, Calif. – Janie Rezner’s guest on “Women’s Voices” on KZYX on Aug. 8 will be Starhawk, articulate pioneer in the revival of earth-based spirituality and Goddess religion.
The show can be heard live at www.kzyx.org at 7 p.m. There will be time for call-ins.
Starhawk is well-known as a global justice activist and organizer, whose work and writings have inspired many to action.
She is the author or coauthor of 12 books, including “The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess,” long considered the essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement, and the now-classic ecotopian novel “The Fifth Sacred Thing.”
Her new exciting and very timely project is to create a stunning movie set in San Francisco, from that novel; see more about the project at www.kickstarter.com/projects/fifthsacredthing/the-fifth-sacred-thing.
She writes, “Climate change, environmental destruction, social unrest and inequality all clamor for massive change: in our economy, our technology, our politics, our systems for producing what we need, growing our food, educating our young, caring for our sick and elderly – just a few things! The good news is that we actually have the know-how and the resources to make those changes, if we so choose. The obstacles are in us: our values, our choices, our ways of perceiving. Unless we change the consciousness that maintains this mess, how can we get out of it?”
“Stories shape our perceptions of the world. They frame reality for us, telling us what is possible and showing us how a hera/o might act. Shit happens – but the stories we tell ourselves determine what pieces of it we deal with and how. Facts exist, but stories give them meaning and value.
“The Fifth Sacred Thing, published in 1993, is a story that has already influenced hundreds of thousand of people. But my determination to make it into a movie that can reach far more people comes from my belief that what Lily says is true. A story can shift consciousness. A story can become a magical working, a spell.”