Book Review:  If Women Rose Rooted – The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging by Sharon Blackie

If Women Rose Rooted

I love this book. Truly, it’s mind-blowing in the most profound and exhilarating sense. This is an anthem for all we could be, an essential book for this, the most critical of recent times. I sincerely hope every woman who can read has the time and space to read it.’ ~ Manda Scott, Boudica and Into The Fire

I am deep in a process of researching, studying, learning and self-development when If Women Rose Rooted caught my eye.  It had consistently great reviews with 5 stars.  I was drawn to purchase it and find out for myself.

The book arrived, I had a stack of books to read already but felt called to start If Women Rose Rooted and I couldn’t put it downIf Women Rose Rooted is a beautifully written, honest and moving read.  Part autobiography, part mythical Celtic storytelling, part exploration of contemporary women deeply rooted in the land and part guide for shaping our journey for the future.

This is the core of our task: to respect and revere ourselves, and so bring about a world in which women are respected and revered, recognised once again as holding the life-giving power of the earth itself.’ ~ Sharon Blackie

We are guided deftly on 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 us on a quest to find our place in the world, drawing inspiration from powerful women in Celtic mythology and guidance from contemporary women re-rooting with the land and community.

We live in a time of profound change and this book is thought-provoking and inspirational.  Blackie’s autobiographical thread through the book is an opportunity to review our lives, make sense of situations and experiences, heal and let go of difficult or painful situations and make sense of the person we are today.

Using the Eco-Heroine’s Journey throughout the book to illuminate a path to understanding how we fit into the world, finding a way to be, facing the things that are dysfunctional and calling us to change both ourselves and the word around us.  This wisdom and sharing is a profound call to reclaim our power to bring ourselves and Mother Earth back to wholeness.

This book marks the Rites of Passage we transition through in life and explores how these experiences may be painful and unauthentic for individuals in our contemporary culture.

As the feminine awakens and we rebalance the masculine & feminine, this book can guide us to reconnect, find our authentic selves, re-root into the Earth, release what no longer serves us and help us find a sense of belonging.

Dr Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction, a psychologist who has specialised both in neuroscience and narrative, and a mythologist with a specialisation in Celtic Studies. Her unique approach to working with myth, fairy tales and folklore highlights the insights these traditions can offer us into authentic and meaningful ways of being which are founded on a deep sense of belonging to place, a rootedness in the land we inhabit. See her website for more information: