Charlene Spretnak is the author of eight books on cultural history, feminism, and religion and spirituality, including Green Politics, States of Grace, The Resurgence of the Real, Relational Reality, and Lost Goddesses of Early Greece. She also edited the anthology The Politics of Women's Spirituality. She is a foremother of the women's spirituality movement and of ecofeminism. Two decades after the death of Marija Gimbutas, she wrote "Anatomy of a Backlash: Concerning the Work of Marija Gimbutas" (J. of Archaeomythology, Spring 2011). She is a professor emerita in philosophy and religion and lives in Ojai, California.