Sharon 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: a Pilgrimage
At the beginning of February 2018, Sharon will be offering a new 26-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. More information will be available soon; please sign up to Sharon’s newsletter to be kept informed. This course will be offered twice during 2018.
‘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.
In this course we explore and reclaim our native Wise Woman stories and traditions, bringing them alive and making them relevant to the world we live in today. We explore both old and new representations of the Wise Woman in myth, story, literature and art. We explore a range of skills and practices which help us develop a rich and authentic relationship with the natural world around us, and bring us back into balance with the land on which we live.
‘Sisters of Rock and Root’ (formerly ‘Sisterhood of the Bones’) 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.
INTERACTIVE ONLINE COURSES
‘The Voices of the Wells’ is an online course which involves more interaction with Sharon and other guest teachers. From 2018, this course will last for 8 weeks, and several intakes will be offered during the course of the year. Please visit this page for more information, and sign up to Sharon’s newsletter for news of new start dates.
The Hedge School was founded by award-winning writer, psychologist and mythologist Dr Sharon Blackie. Her highly acclaimed books, articles, online courses and residential retreats 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.
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