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Sharon Blackie

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If Women Rose Rooted is a rallying cry for women to reawaken their natural power - not just for the sake of their own wellbeing, but for love of this threatened earth.

In this life-changing book that blends myth, memoir and modern day mentors, renowned psychologist Dr Sharon Blackie journeys from the wasteland of modern society to a place of nourishment and connection.

‘Mind-blowing. An anthem for all we could be ... I sincerely hope every woman who can read has the time and space to read it.’ Manda Scott, author of Boudica and A Treachery of Spies

‘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.’

Like Women who Run with the Wolves, this is powerful rallying cry to women to embrace a different kind of femininity. Described as both transformative and essential, Sharon Blackie leads the reader on a quest to find their place in the world, drawing inspiration from the wise and powerful females in native mythology, and guidance from contemporary women who have re-rooted themselves in land and community and taken responsibility for shaping the future.

Beautifully written, honest and moving, If Women Rose Rooted is a passionate song to a different kind of femininity, a rallying, feminist cry for the rewilding of womanhood; reclaiming our role as guardians of the land.

Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 416 pages
ISBN-10: 1912836017
Item Weight: 1.24 lbs
Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.55 x 7.8 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings

"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 and Into the Fire

"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

"Blackie does an admirable job of describing a beautiful, rich, intoxicating, messy, terrifying and ultimately illuminating pathway into the heart of the land and of our own souls. Recommended." -- Sharon Paice Macleod, SageWoman

"A beautiful, intelligent and unusual book... I'm hoping this book will become the anthem of our generation." -- Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens, The Wild Girl and The Beast's Garden

"It was one of those rare times when I felt as if by some means of synchronicity, the right book reached me at exactly the right moment." -- Dreaming in Stitches

"This book has the power to change lives, I truly believe that... A real game changer." -- The Way of the Buzzard

"It is heartening to read a progressive view of the women's movement and one that links with care for the Earth and all living beings. This book is very well recommended." -- GreenSpirit magazine

Dr Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction, a psychologist who has specialised both in neuroscience and narrative, and a mythologist with a specialisation in Celtic Studies. Her unique approach to working with myth, fairy tales and folklore highlights the insights these traditions can offer us into authentic and meaningful ways of being which are founded on a deep sense of belonging to place, a rootedness in the land we inhabit. See http://sharonblackie.net for more information.