Comments for Sharon Blackie: Singing Over the Bones http://singingoverthebones.org The journal of writer & story-weaver Sharon Blackie Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:02:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on Why enchantment matters by vagabondtabby http://singingoverthebones.org/2016/03/22/why-enchantment-matters/comment-page-1/#comment-1787 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:02:53 +0000 http://singingoverthebones.org/?p=1956#comment-1787 Kieron, thank you for your words! The chasm, though, isn’t as wide as most people think, & there’s all _kinda_ stuff in there already.

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Comment on Why enchantment matters by mamósblog http://singingoverthebones.org/2016/03/22/why-enchantment-matters/comment-page-1/#comment-1785 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:40:13 +0000 http://singingoverthebones.org/?p=1956#comment-1785 I have always wanted to jump into books that are full of enchantment – faerie stories, fantasy, unicorns, woodland folk, myths and magic….. Yes, the world needs to be re-enchanted and women are the ones to do this. Come on – let us do it!

‘Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.’
W.B.Yeats.

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Comment on Islands, Otherworlds, and the labyrinth at the world’s end by Sharon Blackie http://singingoverthebones.org/2016/02/11/islands-otherworlds-and-the-labyrinth-at-the-worlds-end/comment-page-1/#comment-1784 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:14:41 +0000 http://singingoverthebones.org/?p=1894#comment-1784 Interesting for sure and yes I’ve always been irritated by later medieval portrayals of women as ‘witches’ – especially those who, like Morgan, are infinitely more interesting in earlier manuscripts and only come later to be associated with evil. Which is why we must keep picking apart!

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Comment on Islands, Otherworlds, and the labyrinth at the world’s end by lornasmithers http://singingoverthebones.org/2016/02/11/islands-otherworlds-and-the-labyrinth-at-the-worlds-end/comment-page-1/#comment-1783 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:43:42 +0000 http://singingoverthebones.org/?p=1894#comment-1783 Here in northern Britain there are two stories of well maidens raped by famous kings. The goddess Modron was raped by Urien Rheged and bore his children, Owain and Morfudd. Continuing the family tradition, Owain raped Teneu, who’s now known as a saint in Glasgow. The well in Glasgow cathedral was probably dedicated to her before St Kentigern. Yes, this patriarchal culture certainly contributes to the Wasteland. Within the narrative of Peredur, the role of the witches of Caer Loyw and his slaughter of them is downplayed in relation to the Fisher King story. Lots to pick apart!

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Comment on Why enchantment matters by Kieron http://singingoverthebones.org/2016/03/22/why-enchantment-matters/comment-page-1/#comment-1778 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:49:23 +0000 http://singingoverthebones.org/?p=1956#comment-1778 I, too, hope you will, Vagabondtabby. The world needs people like you, who go between polarities and who can help bridge the chasm between women and men.

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Comment on Why enchantment matters by laurabruno http://singingoverthebones.org/2016/03/22/why-enchantment-matters/comment-page-1/#comment-1777 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:22:10 +0000 http://singingoverthebones.org/?p=1956#comment-1777 Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
I just ordered my copy of “If Women Rose Rooted” and have been eagerly awaiting the chance to read this! I’m so fortunate to know so many enchanted men, as well. Here’s to re-enchanted lives and a re-enchanted world! Thank you, Sharon, for this gift to all beings.❤

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