Sharon Blackie

Writer  |  Psychologist  |  Mythologist

Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer, psychologist and mythologist.

Her highly acclaimed books, courses, lectures and workshops are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, cultural and environmental problems we face today.

As well as writing five books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling If Women Rose Rooted, her writing has appeared in anthologies, collections and in several international media outlets – among them the Guardian, the Irish Times, and the Scotsman. Her books have been translated into several languages, and she has been interviewed by the BBC, US public radio and other broadcasters on her areas of expertise.

Sharon has taught and lectured at several academic institutions, Jungian organisations, retreat centres and cultural festivals around the world.

Books

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‘… mind-blowing in the most profound and exhilarating sense. This is an anthem for all we could be; an essential book for this, the most critical of recent times.’

MANDA SCOTT, AUTHOR OF THE BOUDICA SERIES AND INTO THE FIRE

‘Engaging and inspiring, Sharon Blackie’s beautiful book will empower people to find wonder in everyday life.’

CLOVER STROUD, AUTHOR OF THE WILD OTHER

‘A jewel for lovers of the mystical, its pages conjure up reimaginings of ancient tales, characters and beliefs from an eco-feminist angle.’

PSYCHOLOGIES MAGAZINE

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

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Books

Click the covers to find out more

Coming soon…

‘… mind-blowing in the most profound and exhilarating sense. This is an anthem for all we could be; an essential book for this, the most critical of recent times.’

MANDA SCOTT, AUTHOR OF THE BOUDICA SERIES AND INTO THE FIRE

‘Engaging and inspiring, Sharon Blackie’s beautiful book will empower people to find wonder in everyday life.’

CLOVER STROUD, AUTHOR OF THE WILD OTHER

‘A jewel for lovers of the mystical, its pages conjure up reimaginings of ancient tales, characters and beliefs from an eco-feminist angle.’

PSYCHOLOGIES MAGAZINE

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

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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THE BONE CAVE

Interactive online gatherings focused on reclaiming the mythic feminine

Our ancestors descended into caves to incubate dreams and listen to the whisperings of the Otherworld. From time to time, I take up residence in my own virtual Bone Cave, tending a fire pit around which you are all invited to gather with me. The Bone Cave is a liminal place: a place for immersing ourselves in the fast-flowing river of myth and story – for imagining and reimagining the world, and our own unique mythopoetic journey through it. 

The Bone Cave sessions are focused around conversations about the mythic feminine, but all are welcome. Join us for forthcoming live sessions, or purchase reduced-price recordings of past events.

 

THE MYTHIC IMAGINATION NETWORK

Join my community for subscriber-only writing, teaching and monthly story circles

I’m delighted to invite you to my Mythic Imagination Network, a private space where I offer live monthly teaching/ sharing circles to subscribers, post occasional teaching notes on myth, mythopoetics and the mythic imagination, and gather together a community of ‘mythical misfits’ – people who are looking for a more authentic and inspiring story to live by than that offered by the overculture. We also host story circles and sharing circles from guest contributors each month..

COURSES & EVENTS

ONLINE COURSES 

Browse my transformative courses, each of which is designed to lead you into a deeper awareness and understanding of your own unique mythopoetic journey through this life. Born in the wild edgelands where psychology, myth and ecology converge, these courses are aimed at rewilding the tired and overly domesticated psyche.

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THIS MYTHIC LIFE

This Mythic Life is a unique on-demand, self-study course exploring ancient stories and traditions through the lens of depth psychology. Through myth, archetypes, dreams, fairy tales we can come to understand our unique gift and purpose, and weave ourselves back into the natural world to which we belong.

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

The COVID-19 pandemic led to all in-person events being cancelled for 2021. Here, you can find out what’s going on online, and what’s in the works for live gatherings in late 2022 and 2023.

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‘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.’

Extract from If Women Rose Rooted

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Join me on This Mythic Life, for conversations about cultivating the mythic imagination, learning to belong to our places, and the relevance of myth and fairy tales to our lives today.

THE BLOG

Please do visit my blog, The Art of Enchantment, to discover what I’m working on and thinking about now. 

Below you’ll find three of my most-loved posts.

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