Celtic Studies: Myth and Tradition


The Hedge School’s signature offering, new for 2018, is a year-long immersion into the field of Celtic Studies, by Dr Sharon Blackie. It offers a sound and up-to-date introduction to our Celtic heritage, and practices for participants to explore the relevance of our native traditions to our lives today. Please visit this page for more information.



The Voices of the Wells


‘The Voices of the Wells’ is an online course for women, offered by Dr Sharon Blackie, which involves more interaction with Sharon and the opportunity to listen to other guest teachers. This course lasts for 8 weeks. Please visit this page for more information about intakes and how to sign up.




The Fairy Tale Atlas


‘The Fairy Tale Atlas: Fairy Tales as Road Maps to Transitioning Terrain’ is a ten-week course offered by Dr Joanna Gilar. It is an in-depth, interactive exploration of the fairy tale and its relevance in today’s world.  Please visit this page for more information. about intakes and how to sign up.





Dr Sharon Blackie is currently offering several online courses in mythmaking which are designed for self-study. Please follow the links (in the course titles) below for more information. (Please also note that these courses aren’t designed to run in any particular order. If you’re interested in studying with us but aren’t sure which course to begin with, we’d recommend ‘The Mythic Imagination’, as it covers many of the general principles which are relevant to the other courses.)


COMING SOON: The Fool’s Journey: an Archetypal Pilgrimage


In autumn 2018, Sharon will be offering a new 22-week-long online course which offers you the opportunity to explore with her the riches of the Fool’s Journey: an archetypal life-journey which derives from the sequence of the Major Arcana of the Tarot, beginning with the Fool. The Journey will be focused around imagery and archetypes from our native British and Irish traditions.




The Mythic Imagination


‘The Mythic Imagination’ is a unique six-module, six-month online course in the field of mythological studies. It is informed by depth and archetypal psychology, and is designed to present myth and fairy tales not just as entertainment, or a collection of stories which offer insight into beliefs and traditions from the distant past, but as a living principle, deeply enmeshed in our lives and the life of this beautiful, animate Earth. During the course we explore the many ways in which myth can illumine and inform our journeys through life. Theory and background information is presented which will help you in your studies, but the major focus of this course is to offer practical guidance, exercises and writing meditations to help you develop and deepen your own mythic imagination.


Sisters of Rock and Root


‘Sisters of Rock and Root’ is a unique year-long experience for women who want to delve deeply into wild stories, myths and archetypes, and so to connect in a grounded, rooted way with the cycles and seasons of the year, and the themes associated with them as they arise in your own life. This course is focused on building a deep, embodied sense of belonging to the place you live in right now.



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