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Starhawk

Data de nascimento: 17. Junho 1951

Starhawk, nascida como Miriam Simos , é uma escritora estadunidense, anarquista e auto-denomina-se como bruxa. É bastante conhecida por ser uma teórica sobre o Paganismo, colunista wiccana no Beliefnet.com, e uma das primeiras vozes do eco-feminismo.

Vive em São Francisco onde atua na Tradição Reclaiming que foi co-fundada no final da década de 1970.

É internacionalmente conhecida por ensinar acção directa e não violenta, e, uma activista do movimento de paz, ambiental e de anti-globalização. Viaja e ensina na América do Norte, Europa e Médio Oriente dando conferências e workshops.

Teve bastante influência na decisão da Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations para incluir tradições baseadas nas fontes de fé da UUA. Dirige numerosos workshops e foi um membro activo do The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, Inc.

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„We turn the Wheel to bring the light. We call the sun from the womb of night. Blessed Be!“

—  Starhawk

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979)
Contexto: This is the stillness behind motion, when time itself stops; the center is also the circumference of all. We are awake in the night. We turn the Wheel to bring the light. We call the sun from the womb of night. Blessed Be!

„Sexual integrity means honestly recognizing our own impulses and desires and honoring them, whether or not we choose to act on them.“

—  Starhawk

Fonte: Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex and Politics (1982), Ch. 3 : The Ethics of Magic, p. 41
Contexto: Sexual integrity means honestly recognizing our own impulses and desires and honoring them, whether or not we choose to act on them. If we value integrity, we must also value diversity in sexual expression and orientation, recognizing that there is no one truth, or one way, that fits everyone.
Sexuality is sacred because through it we make a connection with another self — but it is misused and perverted when it becomes an arena of power-over, a means of treating another — or oneself — as an object.

„Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.“

—  Starhawk

Fonte: Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex and Politics (1982), Ch. 6 : Building Community : Processes for Groups, p. 92
Contexto: We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.

„For her law is to love all beings, and she is the cup of the drink of life. The circle is ever open, ever unbroken.“

—  Starhawk

Bodhi Tree lecture (1999)
Contexto: We join together to earth the power of the season and to slip between the worlds, the voices saying to every one of us, "Wake up, you are it, you are a part of the circle of the wise. There is no mystery that has not already been revealed to you. There is no power you do not already have. You share in all the love there is. The goddess awakens in infinite forms and a thousand disguises. She is found where she is least expected, appears out of nowhere and everywhere to illumine the open heart. She is singing, crying, moaning, wailing, shrieking, crooning to us, to be awake, to commit ourselves to life, to be a lover in the world and of the world, to join our voices in the single song of constant change and creation. For her law is to love all beings, and she is the cup of the drink of life. The circle is ever open, ever unbroken.

„It's a big garden — I've tended only one corner of it.“

—  Starhawk

Bodhi Tree lecture (1999)
Contexto: The Spiral Dance is a seed planted twenty years ago. Over the last two decades, the goddess movement has grown from many seeds like a garden of long-life flowers and healing herbs. It's a big garden — I've tended only one corner of it.

„Systems don't change easily. Systems try to maintain themselves, and seek equilibrium. To change a system, you need to shake it up, disrupt the equilibrium. That often requires conflict.“

—  Starhawk

Toward an Activist Spirituality (2003)
Contexto: Systems don't change easily. Systems try to maintain themselves, and seek equilibrium. To change a system, you need to shake it up, disrupt the equilibrium. That often requires conflict.
To me, conflict is a deeply spiritual place. It's the high-energy place where power meets power, where change and transformation can occur.

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„Witchcraft offers the model of a religion of poetry, not theology. It presents metaphors, not doctrines, and leaves open the possibility of reconciliation of science and religion, of many ways of knowing.“

—  Starhawk

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979)
Contexto: Witchcraft offers the model of a religion of poetry, not theology. It presents metaphors, not doctrines, and leaves open the possibility of reconciliation of science and religion, of many ways of knowing. <!-- p. 209

„The Goddess religion asserts that the earth is alive, and that everything on the earth is part of a living being.“

—  Starhawk

Bodhi Tree lecture (1999)
Contexto: The Goddess religion asserts that the earth is alive, and that everything on the earth is part of a living being. We believe that you can celebrate life in many different images and forms, that life moves in cycles of birth and growth and death and rebirth, and that the same spirit moves through nature, through the cycles of the seasons, through the birth and growth and death of plants and animals, and through our lives as human beings. There is a multiplicity of images that you can draw upon for understanding and power, but the reason we focus on the goddess is partly to counterbalance the 5,000 years worth of focus on male holy images, and partly to affirm that bringing life into the world is sacred. Our goal is not to get out of the world or to get out of life, but to integrate it, to celebrate it, to embrace it fully, and to embrace all the different cycles within it

„The word witch is related to the root of the word "willow," a very flexible tree.“

—  Starhawk

Bodhi Tree lecture (1999)
Contexto: The word witch is related to the root of the word "willow," a very flexible tree. Since ancient times witches have been known as those who can bend or shape fate. We twist the energies. The idea of witch became synonymous with wise woman, and with others who were herbalists and healers and keepers of the old traditions after the advent of Christianity. We were the ones who really knew the land and knew what grew there, and how to use it.

„Any creative work that is truly alive is influenced by a thousand chance factors in its generation.“

—  Starhawk

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979)
Contexto: Any creative work that is truly alive is influenced by a thousand chance factors in its generation. <!-- p. 231

„On some deep cosmic level, we are all one, and within us we each contain the potential for good and for destruction, for compassion and hate, for generosity and greed. But even if I acknowledge the full range of impulses within myself, that doesn't erase the differences between a person acting from compassion and love, and another choosing to act from hate and greed. Moreover, it doesn't erase my responsibility to challenge a system which furthers hate and greed.“

—  Starhawk

Toward an Activist Spirituality (2003)
Contexto: On some deep cosmic level, we are all one, and within us we each contain the potential for good and for destruction, for compassion and hate, for generosity and greed. But even if I acknowledge the full range of impulses within myself, that doesn't erase the differences between a person acting from compassion and love, and another choosing to act from hate and greed. Moreover, it doesn't erase my responsibility to challenge a system which furthers hate and greed. If I don't resist such a system, I am complicit in what it does. I join the perpetrators in oppressing the victims.

„When possessed by the Judge, we live in a world of comparisons, competition, and punishment, constantly rate ourselves and others, feel jealousy and guilt.“

—  Starhawk

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979)
Contexto: The Judge, whose core issue is our sense of worth and value, splits us into Judge and Subject to be Judged. When possessed by the Judge, we live in a world of comparisons, competition, and punishment, constantly rate ourselves and others, feel jealousy and guilt. The Judge seduces us with the false promise that we can gain value if we obey, perform, produce. <!-- p. 238

„Don't speak of it; don't see it; you're the only one who ever felt that.“

—  Starhawk

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979)
Contexto: The Censor, whose core issue is isolation and connection, splits us into Silencer and Secret-to-be-kept, tells us, "Don't speak of it; don't see it; you're the only one who ever felt that." Possessed by the Censor, we feel shame confusion, and blame, often for the victim, or we live in denial. The Censor deludes us with the belief that the pain we are in will go away if we don't name it or speak of it.

„There are no mass meetings, only circles.“

—  Starhawk

Bodhi Tree lecture (1999)
Contexto: I'm going to end with a vision I have for the winter solstice: There are bonfires everywhere strung along the beaches, blazing on twin peaks on all the high places. In the parks and on rooftops small groups gather around cauldrons. There are no mass meetings, only circles.

„We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.“

—  Starhawk

Fonte: Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex and Politics (1982), Ch. 6 : Building Community : Processes for Groups, p. 92
Contexto: We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.

„This is the stillness behind motion, when time itself stops; the center is also the circumference of all.“

—  Starhawk

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979)
Contexto: This is the stillness behind motion, when time itself stops; the center is also the circumference of all. We are awake in the night. We turn the Wheel to bring the light. We call the sun from the womb of night. Blessed Be!

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