Sharon Blackie - The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday
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Sharon Blackie reads from her new book, The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday, plus conversation with Claire Cummings
Presented in partnership with Black Mountain Circle
About The Enchanted Life
Enchantment. In Dr. Sharon Blackie‘s definition, a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world, a profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life. Enchantment is a natural, spontaneous human tendency — one we possess as children, but lose, through social and cultural pressures, as we grow older. It is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated: the enchanted life is possible for anyone. It is intuitive, embraces wonder, and fully engages the mythic imagination — but it is also deeply embodied in ecology, grounded in place and community.
Taking as her starting point the inspiration and wisdom that can be derived from myth, fairy tales, and folk culture, Dr. Sharon Blackie offers a set of practical and grounded tools for enchanting our lives and the places we live, so leading to a greater sense of meaning and of belonging to the world. To live this way is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary.
About Sharon Blackie
Sharon Blackie 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.
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