Starhawk is an award-winning author, feminist, peace activist, and a leading authority on the Goddess movement. She holds an M.A. in psychology from Antioch West University, and was a lecturer at the Institute for Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College in Oakland. She travels widely in North America and Europe giving lectures, workshops, and public rituals in the Goddess tradition. Starhawk is the author of "The Fifth Sacred Thing" and "The Spiral Dance."