Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer whose work sits at the interface of psychology, mythology and ecology. Her highly acclaimed books, articles, online courses and residential retreats are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today.

Coming in spring 2018! The enchanted life is possible for anyone, no matter where they live. It is creative, intuitive, imaginative; it thrives on work that has heart and meaning; it respects the instinctive knowledge and playfulness of children, and relishes story, poetry and art. For all those who feel an emptiness at the heart of modern life – who long for a more authentic, harmonious and connected lifestyle. An inspiring new book for the intelligent, creative self-development arena with insight, wisdom, interviews, case studies and exercises.

‘… mind-blowing in the most profound and exhilarating sense. This is an anthem for all we could be. It’s an essential book for this, the most critical of recent times.’ Manda Scott, author of the ‘Boudica’ series & ‘Into the Fire’

‘A powerful and inspiring exploration of the female relationship with landscape.’ Melissa Harrison, author of the Costa-Shortlisted ‘At Hawthorn Time’



‘Hugely potent. A tribute to the art of storytelling that is itself an affecting and inspiring story.’ The Independent on Sunday

‘Powerful (reminiscent of The English Patient), filmic, and achieving the kind of symmetry that novels often aspire to, but rarely reach.’ The Scotsman

‘If women remember that once upon a time we sang with the tongues of seals and flew with the wings of swans, that we forged our own paths through the dark forest while creating a community of its many inhabitants, then we will rise up rooted, like trees. And if we rise up rooted, like trees … well then, women might indeed save not only ourselves, but the world.’

Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted

The Hedge School — a physical location as well as a virtual space — aims to offer academically sound, up-to-date resources which are free to all, as well as personally transformative teachings in the native culture, folklore and traditions of the Celtic lands. It is steeped in what we call ‘applied mythology’: it’s about practical guidance for living well, living authentically, connecting with our places, and finding a deep, embodied sense of belongingness to this wide, beautiful Earth.

Join us here, for deep-rooted teachings (online courses, workshops and residential retreats) in myth, wild mind, and enchantment.


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