My name is Dr Sharon Blackie. I’m an award-winning writer and internationally recognised teacher with academic and professional qualifications in the fields of mythology and folklore, psychology and neuroscience, and literature and creative writing. My books, courses, lectures and workshops are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today. As well as writing four books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling If Women Rose Rooted, my writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Irish Times, the Scotsman, and more, and I’ve been interviewed by the BBC and other major broadcasters on my areas of expertise.
I'm delighted to invite you to my network, a private space where I offer live monthly teaching/ sharing circles to subscribers, post occasional teaching notes on myth, mythopoetics and the mythic imagination, and gather together a community of ‘mythical misfits’ – people who are looking for a more authentic and inspiring story to live by than that offered by the overculture. We also host story circles and sharing circles from guest contributors each month.
This Network is not just about sharing new work and teachings: it offers a gentle and moderated space and a friendly sounding board for exploring and enhancing your own unique mythopoetic journey through life, with me and with other fellow travellers. You can offer art, articles or videos of your own; you can join discussion groups, our Zoom-based story circles, and our regular live open sharing circles. Or, if you prefer, you can just enjoy the space quietly, to read and listen.
This network is for you if:
– You’d like regular and exclusive access to monthly teaching/sharing circles from me and from guest teachers, to talk about myth, stories, and the ways in which we might navigate this ever-more-challenging world
– You'd like to join our live 'Wheel of the Year' sharing circles, centred around the eight old seasons of the year which are native to our traditions here in Britain and Ireland
– You’re looking for a safe space in which to share your work, stories and experiences with likeminded people
– You’d like to discuss my online courses with others who are enrolled in them, or exchange ideas about my books with others who are following the same path, in dedicated discussion groups