'To create real, permanent change we’ll need to fundamentally shift the way we see the world and our place in it . . .'
The Enchanted Life is published this time next week. To celebrate, here is an exclusive extract.
With just one week until The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday by Sharon Blackie is published, here is an early extract from the book: Re-enchanting ourselves Once, we had contracts with the plants and animals who share this world with us. We would treat them with respect; like the...
Since we're just two weeks away from publication, I'm delighted to offer you a first extract from 'The Enchanted Life':
'Stories teach us everything we know. Their lessons are deep and rich. Anywhere, there may be a door to another world: learn to look for it. Always leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way out of the dark wood. Don’t maim yourself trying to fit into the glass slipper which was made for someone else. Gold is never a good goal. Never take your skin off and leave it unattended...'
'When places and features of the landscape are tied to old stories, knowing and remembering those old stories as we walk through the land can weave us into its history, connecting us to the ancestral voices, helping to establish enduring bonds between individuals and the natural world around them – whether that be animals, plants, or features like mountains and rocks. They connect us to land, and show us how to engage with it in a deeper way.'
Sharon Blackie quoted in this fascinating article about the folklore resurgence. Love the photo too!
(Sharon's The Enchated Life is released on 27 Feb: http://www.septemberpublishing.org/product/the-enchanted-life/)
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