Starhawk (born Miriam Samos in 1951) is a writer. She also describes herself as a witch, and is well known as a theorist of paganism, trainer in nonviolence and direct action, and activist within the peace movement, women's movement, environmental movement, and Anti-globalization movement.
She is the author of The Fifth Sacred Thing, The Spiral Dance, Dreaming the Dark, and Truth or Dare. A feminist and peace activist, she is one of the foremost voices of ecofeminism and travels widely in North America and Europe giving lectures and workshops. She lives in San Francisco, where she works with the Reclaiming collective, which offers classes, workshops, and public rituals in earth-based spirituality