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 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.

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

‘… 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 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, and listen with me to the songs of salty rock and earth-root. The Bone Cave is a place for entering into the mystery – for imagining and reimagining the world, and our own unique mythopoetic journey through it.

In The Bone Cave, we’ll gather together around our virtual fire pit at intervals throughout the year, and delve deeply into the myths and stories which can sing new life back onto the ashes of our depleted bones. We’ll search the hidden cracks for the images which call to our soul; we’ll come together to remember who we are, and who we someday might become.

The Bone Cave sessions are focused around conversations about the mythic feminine, but all are welcome to join in.

NOW BOOKING: ‘A PSYCHE THE SIZE OF EARTH’, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021; ‘THE CAVE OF DREAMS’, SATURDAY DECE,BER 11, 2021

THE MYTHIC IMAGINATION NETWORK

Join us in our new community and learning space

I’m delighted to invite you to The Mythic Imagination Network, a private space for building community and exclusive learning opportunities, as well as a safe space and sounding board for exploring and enhancing your own unique mythopoetic journey through life.

All those who are interested in cultivating the mythic imagination as a way of life are welcome here: lovers of myth and story; artists, writers, activists; those interested in Jungian and archetypal psychology, spiritual seekers …

Share, reflect, learn and grow with likeminded travellers through the enchanted forests of the psyche. Offer articles or videos of your own, join themed discussion groups and a monthly online sharing circle. Join me for our regular Story Cauldron book clubs and Soul Story Circles; explore exclusive content from me and guest contributors, receive discounts on online courses – and more.

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 individual mythopoetic journey through this life, and the unique gift you bring to this world, at this time.

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THIS MYTHIC LIFE

This Mythic Life is a unique on-demand, self-study course exploring our ancient wisdom traditions. Through myth, archetypes, dreams, fairy tales we can come to understand our unique gift and purpose, and weave ourselves back into the beautiful, animate cosmos to which we belong.

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

The COVID-19 pandemic has 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 when the world reopens.

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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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