The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers welcomes Starhawk
”Holding Power Well”
November 4-6, 2011
(and a fundraiser for)
~Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans~
Holding Power Well
This workshop explores issues of power and leadership. How do we take our power and own it as a life-giving force? How do we recognize when we do have power, and use it in ways that empower others? How do we nurture and support leadership in our groups, while also holding our leaders accountable? This is a workshop for anyone who has struggled with these issues in relationships or groups.
All of us have internalized models of power as domination, which often interfere when we attempt to form new structures based on power-from-within. We will consider power within sacred space, and through ritual, trance, and energy work develop the tools we need to transform destructive patterns into energies freed for change. Starhawk will draw material from her new book: The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups.
author, activist, permaculture designer, committed global justice activist and organizer, is one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, The Earth Path, and her first picture book for children, The Last Wild Witch. Her latest book is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide For Collaborative Groups,
forthcoming in November 2011. Starhawk is a veteran of progressive movements, from anti-war to anti-nukes, and is deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism. She directs and teaches Earth Activist Trainings, www.earthactivisttraining.org, which combine a permaculture design certificate course with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. She travels internationally teaching magic, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. Her web site is www.starhawk.org.