Starhawk Spring Equinox Tour

Starhawk is coming to Austin on tour for her new book, City of Refuge. In her now-classic novel, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and her new sequel, City of Refuge, she brings alive a culture where human creativity and diversity are cherished, where tyranny and eco-disasters threaten, but where people come together to create a society where the elements that sustain life–earth, air, fire and water—are sacred, where human needs are provided for and human diversity is truly valued.

Starhawk draws on decades of experience as an activist, as a leader in the earth-based spirituality movement, and as a practitioner and teacher of permaculture to explore how we change the direction our society is heading in. Permaculture offers an integrated design system and solutions that can help us mitigate the climate crisis and regenerate ecosystems on a large scale. Yet to do so, we must also challenge the intersections of racism, sexism, economic inequality, and violence that support exploitation and destruction. “Only justice can assure balance…only in balance can that fifth sacred thing we call spirit flourish in its full diversity.


~*Spring Equinox Ritual*~

Friday, March 25, 7-9 PM

Location: Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Cost: Suggested Donation, $5-$50


~*The Magic of Co-creation: Power, Process, and Conflict in Groups: A Social Permaculture Workshop*~

Saturday, March 26, 10 AM – 5 PM

Location: Radiance Dome, Trancendental Mediation Community, Austin, TX 78737

Cost: Sliding Scale, $75-150 with a $50 deposit to hold your spot

Lunch Included with Workshop Tuition


~*City of Refuge BOOK SIGNING with Starhawk*~

Sunday, March 27, 5-7 PM

Location: The VORTEX

Cost: FREE

Copies of City of Refuge and the Empowerment Manual will be available for sale.

More About City of Refuge-

Every city needs three things: a plaza, a hearth and a sacred tree…

City of Refuge begins just a few weeks after Califia has successfully defeated the invading Stewards’ forces from the Southlands. As the Califians replant their garden streets and rebuild their beautiful city, they struggle to integrate the soldiers who have defected to the north. When a warship is discovered off the coast, the Califians realize that their peaceable society will never be truly safe until the Southlands are also free.

Bird, the musician turned guerilla, deeply wounded from years of battles, prison and torture, has put his faith in a power different from the gun and the bomb. Yet he longs to go back and fight.

Madrone, the healer, has gained tremendous power from her initiation by the Melissas, the bee priestesses, yet how can even she heal a whole society? How do you build a new world when people are so deeply damaged by the old?

And River, the former soldier Ohnine, who defected to the North and turned the tide of the final battle, struggles to become a real person, not just a tool of the army breeders.

Bird’s grandmother, Maya, ancient storyteller, nears the end of her life. “Tell the story, sing the song,” she tells Bird.


Sunday, March 27, 8 PM

Location: The VORTEX

Cost: $10-30, Buy Tickets at this link:

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