‘Mind-blowing and profound in the most exhilarating sense.’ Manda Scott, author of the Boudica series and Into the Fire
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.
‘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
Read a sample: If Women Rose Rooted – sample chapter.