Lessons from The Fifth Sacred Thing - A public talk by Starhawk


"What would it look like if we based our culture on respect for the elements that sustain life, if earth, air, fire and water were sacred? Imagine a culture where human creativity and diversity were cherished. Popular culture abounds with post-apocalyptic disaster stori
es, but offers us few images of a positive future here on earth. Yet if we can t even imagine a just, balanced and flourishing future, how can we create it?

Two visions of the future clash in Starhawk's novel, The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development as a feature film. What can it teach us about how we avoid disaster and mobilize our creativity and our courage to create the world we want to live in?"

Join us to hear Starhawk in a rare PNW appearance! (If you aren't familiar with Starhawk, please visit her website www.starhawk.org)

We'll be gathering for a potluck at 5:30 to do some "cross pollination" with the diverse communities that love Starhawk's works. Please bring a dish to share as well as your own dishes, cups, silverware, and napkins. We'll have beverages available courtesy of TERRA (Tacoma Earth Religions Revival Association)!

Starhawk will speak at 7 pm w/time for Q&A. She will lead a spiral dance afterwards for those who would like to join in that.

King's Books will be on hand with a selection of Starhawk's books for sale before her talk (during the potluck) so bring your reusable shopping bags to carry them home! Might even get some of those signed if Starhawk isn't still eating!

Admission: Sliding scale $10-20.  You can buy tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets at the following link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/260585 And if you'd like to sponsor someone who can't afford a ticket, you can do that on that site also.  Thank you for your generosity.


Please RSVP so we can get a good count! Check back for details as we have them and invite your friends!

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  • polly b.

    it was a great evening. it was wonderful listening to Starhawk speak. She is such an interesting and right on speaker. The potluck beforehand was also very nice, getting to mingle with others was nice.

    August 12, 2012

  • Anna

    Great speaker. Eloquent and moving. A great representative for the Pagan Permaculture movement.

    August 8, 2012

  • Kae

    Awesome! Thanks to Starhawk, Kelda, and everyone who helped make this happen. And that would include everyone who was there for the Spiral Dance! I won't forget..."What if the trees were already there?"

    August 7, 2012

  • Patricia M.

    The turnout was wonderful and the energy in the room - in spite of it being hot and muggy - was amazing. Starhawk is inspiring even before she speaks just by her quiet presence and down-to-earth accessibility. She models how every one of us has gifts that are needed and that our future depends on learning to value and encourage those gifts. It's about relationship not stuff!

    August 7, 2012

  • Kelda L.

    I guessed about the '240' attended. I started to count and then got bored. So maybe someone else has a more official count. And pictures, for Sustainable Tacoma-Pierce to use, would be awesome!!!! Please post if you have some!

    August 7, 2012

  • Kelda L.

    Great fun for all sorts of wonderful communities to come together and hear Starhawk's, as always, revolutionary thoughts and humor. What an evening!

    August 7, 2012

  • Patricia M.

    Welcome to MY world! If it's on my calendar, I believe it, too. Glad you can make it on Aug. 6th.

    July 27, 2012

  • kalena

    this gave me a good laugh, ok, my apologies. it kept showing on my calendar the wrong day, probably because i put in the wrong date. my good fortune-i will be there on aug 6th!

    July 27, 2012

  • Patricia M.

    I'm sorry, Karen, but you were two weeks early! The event is on August 6th. It wasn't clear from your post that you were talking about yesterday or I would have made that clear. I hope you will be able to come in two weeks.

    July 24, 2012

  • Patricia M.

    Absolutely and thanks for asking! I should make that clear on the Facebook event also.

    July 23, 2012

  • kalena

    i wont make it in time for the potluck, can i pay at the door?

    July 23, 2012

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