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If Women Rose Rooted

A Journey to Authenticity and Belonging
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Global Book Sales
 | 
April, 2017
ISBN:
9781910463666
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$24.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This is a uniquely empowering, international word-of-mouth bestseller about wild landscapes, female mythology, and the challenges facing modern women. It is a book for any woman who has ever lost her way and who sees a wasteland at the heart of modern existence and longs to live a more authentic, rooted life once again. Sharon Blackie is a writer, storyteller, and psychologist who lives in the hills of Donegal, Ireland.

The title of this book comes from a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke: “If we surrendered/to earth’s intelligence/we could rise up rooted, like trees.”

A life-changing journey from the wasteland of modern society to a place of nourishment and connection, If Women Rose Rooted has been 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.

In these times it’s not enough to awaken ourselves, to find our community: the world is in need of restoration, and each one of us is challenged to do the work of collective change… of collective re-enchantment—a re-animation of the Earth. It’s time to become native to our places again… If there is to be change, it will come from us. Right here, where we stand. Women were always the story-givers, the memory-keepers, the dreamers. Listen now to the land’s long dreaming. Do you see what it’s dreaming? It’s dreaming you.

Beautifully written, honest and moving, If Women Rose Rooted is a passionate song to a different kind of femininity, 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.

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.

A potent postscript to the book is “The Eco-Heroine’s Journey: A Guide,” which is rich with prompts, questions, and suggestions for “the work ahead.”

“Destined to become a classic… 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.” —SageWoman Magazine

Publisher’s Description: 

2016 Nautilus Award Silver Winner in the Women category I love this book. Truly, it's mind-blowing in the most profound and exhilarating sense." -Manda Scott, author ofBoudica and Into the Fire This is the second edition of a uniquely empowering, international word-of-mouth bestseller about wild landscapes, female mythology, and the challenges facing modern women. It is a book for any woman who has ever lost her way and who sees a wasteland at the heart of modern existence and longs to live a more authentic, rooted life once again. Sharon Blackie is a writer, storyteller, and psychologist who lives in the hills of Donegal, Ireland. "

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