The Worker's Cauldron

Witchcraft and Women's Liberation Part 3: Feminist Spirituality and Magical Politics

February 29, 2024 David Roddy& Mercedas Castillo Season 5 Episode 8
The Worker's Cauldron
Witchcraft and Women's Liberation Part 3: Feminist Spirituality and Magical Politics
Show Notes

In this episode of "The Workers Cauldron," we delve into the intersection of feminist paganism and direct action through the lens of Starhawk and her cohorts' activism against nuclear power in the 1980s.

We navigate the rich history and dynamic landscape of the feminist pagan movement, exploring how spiritual practices intertwined with feminist ideals fuelled a potent form of activism. Drawing on the writings of Starhawk, a prominent figure in both feminist and pagan circles, the episode unpacks the significance of reclaiming feminine power in the face of environmental destruction and patriarchal oppression.

Bonus features: Anarcha-Feminism, EcoFeminism, Spiritual Feminism, Socialist Feminism, all the feminisms.

Sources:

Barbara Epstein, Political Protest and Cultural Revolution: Nonviolent Direct Action in the 1970s and 1980s

Starhawk,
Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex, and Politics
       The Spiral Dance: a Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess

Cynthia Eller:
Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America

Margot Adler,
Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today

Merlin Stone:
When God Was a Woman

Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow (ed):
Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion

Susan Griffin,
Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her

Peggy Kornegger:
Anarchism: The Feminist Connection

Françoise d'Eaubonne,
Le Féminisme ou la Mort

Ynestra King: The Ecology of Feminism and the Feminism of Ecology



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