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Starhawk, whose birth name is Miriam Simos, is an American Wiccan, writer, teacher, ecofeminist, and social justice activist. Starhawk was born on June 17, 1951, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a B.A. in fine arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in psychology from Antioch West University. She lives part time in San Francisco in a collective house and part time in the woods of Sonoma County, California.

From the publication of her first book in 1979, The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, Starhawk has been central to the revival of earth-based spirituality and Goddess religion. Today, she is a leading voice of the neo-pagan movement.

In The Spiral Dance, Starhawk explores the ...

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