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The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
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Jun 29, 2012

it was amazing
Read in September, 2012

The Fifth Sacred Thing offers an alternative vision of how the Post Carbon Era could be experienced by those who choose to live in harmony with the earth. It's an education about ancient Pagan customs which still color our lives. Poetically and fiercely written by one of the boldest earth activists of our time, it is a must read vision of our future. Starhawk used some principles inherent in the restorative justice movement to create her solution. I got to witness restorative justice in action among youth at risk. When faced with making amends after witnessing their victim' s suffering, their transformation was powerful. So it can really work in real life. The Fifth Sacred Thing entices us to live, not as plunderers, but as stewards who help to heal our planet and all who reside here. reference:

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Mary I love Starhawk. I didn't know this book existed! It will have to go near the top of my "To Read" list!

Debra Awesome, Mary! I love your book list, especially the Mists of Avalon series. I can tell by your list that you are a Mom. ;) I recommend the Frog and Toad books, Little Bear, and Magic Tree House series for young readers.

Debra I just finished this book, and my review of it. I was up til nearly 3 because I couldn't put it down in the end! It's really good, imaginative, plausible and inspiring.

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