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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‘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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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…
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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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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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My psychology studies didn't begin well. In the first lecture I ever attended, a sardonic disbeliever-in-everything thoroughly and mockingly debunked…
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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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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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I never intended to write a memoir; it was the furthest thing from my mind. I intended to write a book on place, on how myth and story can bring us back…
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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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In my book The Enchanted Life, I wrote that I believe enchantment to be an attitude of mind which can be cultivated, a way of approaching the world…
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