I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the old mythic idea of ‘the question that must be asked’. These days, we seem to be so focused on finding the answers to life, the universe and everything that we forget to wonder whether we’re asking the right questions to begin with.
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‘And though home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.’ – Charles…
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Dear friends Welcome to my new monthly newsletter at The Art of Enchantment, here on Substack. Those of you who were signed up to my original Mailchimp…
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Somehow, this was harder than my last post, on nonfiction. Perhaps because during the first three or four decades of my life I read vastly more fiction…
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I’ve been asked many times about the books which have inspired me most, and contributed to the process of my awakening. As I began to browse through my…
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This article originally appeared on the Garrison Institute blog. We think we make them up, the myths, stories and dreams which so richly define the…
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The glass mountain. Beautiful, but utterly unattainable. Too large to walk around; impossible to scale. You simply can’t get any traction. There are no…
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Back in 2007, my then-new husband took me with him on a weeklong fishing trip to the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Fishing for David isn’t…
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The Art of Enchantment, with Dr Sharon Blackie