The Fifth Sacred Thing

The Fifth Sacred Thing

Number of page: 496
Author: Starhawk
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780307477651
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression.From the Trade Paperback edition.

About The Author

Starhawk, author ofThe Fifth Sacred ThingandWalking to Mercury, lives with her husband, stepchildren, and Goddess-children in San Francisco, where she works with the Reclaiming collective.


  • David NaylorDavid Naylor
    Important read This is a timely read as we head into the Trump era. It’s all unfolding before our eyes.
  • Lee LynneLee Lynne
    Amazing Disturbing, dark, beautiful. Read this book, it’s one of my favorites.
  • Elizabeth SmithwickElizabeth Smithwick
    One of my favorite books
  • Susan McGlohnSusan McGlohn
    Intriguing, and genuinely engaging A beautifully woven tapestry of many traditions of wisdom, technology (real and imagined), and the stories of the characters lives. Each time I read it I learn more about myself and what I know is my own wisdom is unlocked.
  • Cyrus DraegurCyrus Draegur
    Genuinely entertaining, but also wise. As a staunch atheist, I don’t normally brook any time for silly rituals or hocus-pocus. And yet, I’ve learned hard that all perspectives possess value, even if one may be compelled to ignore the baby when they toss out the bathwater. But it’s there, even if you don’t see it. This book showcased many ideas I’d come to espouse on my own prior to embarking upon its literary journey, although it uses slightly different verbiage. The message, I kid you not, is true, even if the aesthetics are not. Read, learn!
  • willszalwillszal
    LibraryThing Review Phenomenal. Extremely intense and violent. Don’t be fooled: there’s nothing utopian in this book. Realistic. An important book to read if you’re alive during these times.
  • engpunk77engpunk77
    LibraryThing Review The utopia (very pagan/wiccan)is threatened by an almost foreseeable dystopia in which human values are gone and corporations are the new dictatorship. Freaked me out, as each year more and more aspects of the dystopia seem possible.
  • Virtual_JoVirtual_Jo
    LibraryThing Review A chilling yet uplifting vision of a future ravaged by war, in which a small group of people build a new kind of utopian community. Violent and shocking in places yet very thought-provoking and well worth a re-read!
  • kmgallokmgallo
    LibraryThing Review Fun, Easy Read. This book I have read a number of times, if only for the feeling of possibility in a potentially dismal future.