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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. I sincerely hope every woman who can read is given one, and has the time and the space to read it. I love this book.’ Manda Scott, author of the Boudica series and Into the Fire
‘A powerful and inspiring exploration of the female relationship with landscape.’ Melissa Harrison, At Hawthorn Time
If Women Rose Rooted
The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging
‘This is the core of our task: to respect and revere ourselves, and so bring about about a world in which women are respected and revered, recognised once again as holding the life-giving power of the earth itself.’
A life-changing journey from the wasteland of modern society to a place of nourishment and connection.
If Women Rose Rooted has been described as both transformative and essential. Drawing inspiration from the wise and powerful female roles of native mythology and guidance from contemporary women who have re-rooted themselves in the land and taken responsibility for shaping the future, Sharon Blackie leads the reader on a path of discovery.
Beautifully written, If Women Rose Rooted is a song to a different kind of femininity. It is a direct argument for the link between the strength of women and the health of the land. And it is rallying cry to awaken women’s natural power on this threatened earth.
Sharon Blackie is a writer, mythologist and psychologist. Her work is focused on exploring and deepening our relationship with the land and with place through the transforming power of myth, story and other expressive arts. For many years she was a crofter, both in the far north-west Highlands of Scotland and in the Outer Hebrides, sandwiched between mountains and sea in one of the wildest and most remote places in the country. She now lives in the hills of Donegal, in a small stone riverside cottage by a waterfall in a wood. Originally trained as a psychologist and neuroscientist, Sharon has also practiced as a therapist specialising in narrative, storytelling, creative imagination and clinical hypnotherapeutic techniques. She is the founder and editor of EarthLines magazine, and runs creative courses and retreats for women.