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Writing and teaching are the warp and weft of my life; the texture of my work comes from the richly woven entanglements of both of these threads. But the writing life predominates, and so opportunities to work with me in live/interactive online settings, or in person, are necessarily limited. Below, you’ll find a variety of offerings, ranging from on-demand, self-study courses to more interactive, community-based experiences, as well as live events and workshop.
All of my work is grounded in a firm commitment to ongoing academic and professional training in the fields of psychology (with a focus on narrative, depth and transpersonal psychology), mythology and folklore – and especially in my longstanding exploration of the native traditions of the British Isles and Europe. In order to teach, you need to have learned. And you need to keep on learning. As a teacher and guide, that’s my commitment to you. Please check out my academic and professional qualifications here.
If I’m passionate about any one thing, I’m passionate about transformation. It’s only by transforming ourselves that we can hope to transform the world. If we want to change the dominant, life-denying cultural mythology which is failing us and failing the planet, we need to begin by transforming the myths that each one of us chooses to live by. We need to discover our personal calling, to uncover the unique gift that we each bring to the world at this time – and to understand our own individual mythopoetic journey through this life. That’s the foundation for all of my work.
Change always begins with individuals, and it always begins with imagination. It begins with a different story which succeeds in capturing our imagination more effectively than the old, now-crumbling story with which we’ve been brought up. A different story which speaks to our longing for deeper connection, for deeper meaning. My work is designed to help you find those stories.
A collection of 13 guided imagination audio journeys
‘Enchanted Journeys’ is a collection of thirteen audio files, each of which offers a guided imagination journey around 25 – 30 minutes long, narrated by Dr Sharon Blackie and priced at £18 for the collection.
All of these meditations are designed to help you to work with your deep imagination, engage with the imaginal world and develop resources for activating your mythic imagination.
HAGITUDE – THE PROGRAM
A woman’s journey from menopause through elderhood
Hagitude: a comfort with the unique power we embody; a strong sense of who we are and what we have to offer the world; a strong belief in our necessary place in the ever-shifting web of life.
Join me in bringing together a vibrant and diverse tribe of women to explore the ways in which we can flourish during what is so often portrayed as a time of decline. How can we prepare ourselves for yet another searing transformation, and move into the second half of life with a new sense of vitality, creativity and vision?
This yearlong membership program offers the opportunity to learn together (with and from each other), to create together, and ultimately, to become together.
THE BONE CAVE
Interactive online gatherings to reclaim the mythic feminine
Our ancestors descended into caves to listen to the whisperings of the Otherworld. From time to time, you’ll find me in residence in my own virtual Bone Cave, tending a fire pit around which you are all invited to gather. 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. We gather together to delve deeply into the myths and stories which can sing new life back into the ashes of our depleted bones. To remember who we are, and who we someday might become.
Visit the Bone Cave page to find out what’s coming up, and purchase past recordings.
THE MYTHIC IMAGINATION NETWORK
… for subscriber-only teaching and sharing circles.
I’m delighted to invite you to my network, a private space where I offer live monthly teaching/ sharing circles to subscribers, 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 two or three story circles and sharing circles from guest contributors each month.
This Network also offers a gentle and moderated space and a friendly sounding board for exploring and enhancing your own unique mythopoetic journey through life, with me and with other fellow travellers.
ONLINE SELF-STUDY COURSES
COURTING THE WORLD SOUL
Courting the World Soul is an on-demand, self-study foundation course in cultivating the mythic imagination.
– learn practical techniques to create a grounded, embodied practice
– uncover the mythic themes and archetypes which are active in your life
– understand your own individual mythopoetic journey through this life, and the unique gift you bring to this world, at this time
THIS MYTHIC LIFE
Our old Western 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 unique gift and purpose, and weave ourselves back into the web of life on this beautiful, animate Earth.
This Mythic Life, then, is a unique on-demand, self-study course which guides you to revive these old enchantments, and unlock the magic of the everyday.
SISTERS OF ROCK AND ROOT
Myth and medicine intertwined: Sisters of Rock and Root is a year-long, on-demand self-study experience for women who want to delve deeply into the wild Western European myths and fairy tales which have women at their centre. We’ll explore a range of female archetypes, and harness their wisdom to help us connect in a grounded, rooted way with the cycles and seasons of the year. Join this course to explore the themes associated with these stories as they arise in the cycles and seasons of your own life.
MYTH, TRADITION, SPIRITUALITY
Are you interested in studying accurate and up-to-date information about the native myths and traditions of the ‘insular Celts’: Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Cornwall? And are you interested in exploring what an authentic contemporary spirituality might look like in the context of this ancient knowledge, so reclaiming your ancestral roots? If you are, then this unique, self-study distance-learning course is for you.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
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October 12, 2023
Waterstone’s, Kendal, Cumbria. ‘An Evening with Sharon Blackie’. Details and tickets here.
September 12 – 14, 2023
Hagitude paperback mini book tour.
12 September at 6pm, Blackwell’s, Oxford
13 September at 7pm, Winstone’s, Frome
14 September (time tbc), Topping’s, Bath
July 28, 2023
Online event: ‘A Conversation with Sharon Blackie’, CIIS, California. Details here.
June 29 – 30, 2023
Bradford Literary Festival.
‘Let’s Talk About the Menopause’ panel: details and tickets here.
‘Finding Ourselves Through Fairy Tales’ lecture: details and tickets here.
June 2 – 4, 2023
Guest speaker, ‘Jung by the Sea’: Centenary Celebration of Jung’s seminars in Cornwall. For more details, please visit the conference website.
April 29, 2023
Chipping Norton Literary Festival: Hags, with Victoria Smith. Tickets and details here.
March 9, 2023
Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford, with Katherine May. Get tickets here.
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