If Women Rose Rooted : A Journey to Authenticity and Belonging
Aged 30, Sharon Blackie found herself weeping in the car park of the multinational corporation where she worked, wondering if this was what a nervous breakdown felt like. Somewhere along the line, she realised, she had lost herself – and so began her long journey back to authenticity, rootedness and belonging.
In this extraordinary book of myth, memoir and modern-day mentors, Blackie faces the wasteland of Western culture, the repression of women and the devastation of our planet. She boldly names the challenge: to reimagine women’s place in the world, and to rise up, firmly rooted in our own native landscapes and the Celtic stories and wisdom which spring from them.
A haunting Heroine’s Journey for every woman who finds inspiration and solace in the natural world.
'I love this book. Truly, it's 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. I sincerely hope every woman who can read is given one, and has the time and the space to read it.' - Manda Scott, author of Boudica
‘Women have long been told to “know our place”. This powerful and inspiring exploration of the female relationship with landscape turns the diktat around, showing us what may be gained from doing just that.’ Melissa Harrison, author of Clay and At Hawthorn Time
Sharon Blackie's is a writer, storyteller and psychologist, and has an wide international following through her Singing Over the Bones online community and her editorship of the nature writing magazine EarthLines. She lives in the hills of Donegal, Ireland. As well as her popular blog, Sharon's large Facebook reach and active Twitter correspondents gives Sharon fans across the globe, from ANZ to USA.