Sharon Blackie

Writer  |  Psychologist  |  Mythologist

Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer and internationally recognised teacher whose work sits at the interface of psychology, mythology and ecology.

Her highly acclaimed books, courses, lectures and workshops 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.

As well as writing four books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling If Women Rose Rooted, her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Irish Times, the Scotsman, and more, and she has been interviewed by the BBC and other major broadcasters on her areas of expertise.


A new on-demand, self-study course

As a psychologist specialising in myth and the deep imagination, I’m passionate about helping people to uncover and step into rich new visions for their lives.

Our ancient Western wisdom traditions tell us that it’s through exercising the embodied and emplaced imagination – through working with myth, archetypes, dreams, fairy tales, and through exploring creative and expressive practices – that we can come to understand our purpose in this life, weave ourselves back into the land where our feet are planted, and come to feel a sense of belonging to this beautiful, animate Earth in which we’re so deeply enmeshed.

This Mythic Life is a unique self-study course which guides you to revive these old enchantments, and to delve deep into the mysteries of wild psyche. With recorded webinars, workbooks, guided imagination journeys and exclusive audio explorations of myths and fairy tales, This Mythic Life will help you to unlock the magic of the everyday.



Browse my transformative courses, each of which is designed to lead you into a deeper awareness and understanding of your own individual mythopoetic journey through this life, and the unique gift you bring to this world, at this time.

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An exciting course which offers practical techniques for cultivating your mythic imagination, and uncovering the unique mythic threads which are woven through our lives.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to all my in-person events for 2020 being cancelled. However, there are some exciting online collaborations afoot – find out where I’m teaching or speaking in the coming months, and what’s on for 2021.

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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

The podcast


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.


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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