Harvard Divinity School apparently doesn’t want me to embed this, so you’ll have to click on this link to hear Starhawk’s recent talk there about Permaculture & the Sacred. If you’ve been a Witch as long as I have, it’s a rather amazing thing: Starhawk! invited to give a lecture at Harvard Divinity School. Founded in 1636, the school, which is billed as non-denominational, has always, however, had a link to the Unitarian Church, so perhaps, even back in 1636, members of the faculty and student body wouldn’t have been as enthusiastic about burning a Witch as would some other Xians. But still.
What impressed me most about Starhawk’s lecture is the part, early on, where she talks about what she calls “edges” and what I’d call “liminal spaces.” One point she makes about edges is how rich they are, bringing together, as they do, multiple systems. And that’s precisely one of the characteristics of liminal spaces and times that make them such good fodder for Witchcraft. And it’s why Hecate is the matron Goddess of Witches and magic workers.
The whole thing is well worth a listen.
Picture found here.