Marion Woodman

The way to healing lies in finding a connection between body and soul. Soul needs body as much as body needs soul. Each is out of context without the other, an abandoned fragment of what it is.
— Marion Woodman

Marion Woodman was a unique presence in this world. She dove deeply into her own healing, uncovering and discovering lost truths about femininity, patriarchy, and healing. When I read her, I recognized a teacher who was alive inside of my soul, but who I was only now finally meeting.

Marion passed away in 2018. She is one of the many women who had the courage to work in the darkness of the 20th century, making fertile the soil for this next great awakening.

Sharon Blackie

I can’t remember now how I first heard of Sharon Blackie. It was a couple of years ago, and like many of the good things in life, she came and then went, and then came back again. I bought her book “If Women Rose Rooted” a couple of years ago and then received it for Christmas this year.


Sharon Blackie lives in Ireland and offers many online courses from there. She is also coming to the United States this year for trainings and immersive experiences. Her work focuses on our connection to the land, and reclaiming our path of participation in “the land’s dreaming.”

This is a wonderful book to read all the way through or keep by your beside table. An inter-weaving of celtic myths, personal memoir, and time spent with rooted women, the book delivers its magic in many ways.

For many of us in—as she puts it—the celtic “diaspora,” her work speaks deeply to the longing to connect to our own, ancient, Earth-centered, feminine spirituality, something many of us have been brutally cut off from for thousands of years.

In this beautiful book is the story of her own awakening and an invitation to our own. I find her writing beautiful, soulful, and full of inspiration that speaks directly to the heart.