The Enchanted Life

Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday
Narrated by: Fiona Reid
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Enchantment. By Dr. Sharon Blackie’s definition, a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world, a profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life. Enchantment is a natural, spontaneous human tendency - one we possess as children, but lose, through social and cultural pressures, as we grow older. It is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated: the enchanted life is possible for anyone. It is intuitive, embraces wonder, and fully engages the mythic imagination - but it is also deeply embodied in ecology, grounded in place and community.

Taking as her starting point the inspiration and wisdom that can be derived from myth, fairytales, and folk culture, Dr. Sharon Blackie offers a set of practical and grounded tools for enchanting our lives and the places we live, so leading to a greater sense of meaning and of belonging to the world. To live this way is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary.

©2018 Sharon Blackie (P)2018 Anansi Audio

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I loved this book

I loved this book. Not sure if I would have gotten through it if I was reading it vs listening to it. But as an audiobook, it was fantastic! It definitely touches on some very important themes and give good advice on how to move deeper into your self and the world.

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A life changing book

A wonderful book that reinforces the importance of living an Authentic life. I also found the sections on the importance of storytelling, mythology and fairytales really touching and important.

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Excellent !!

This book is amazing and inspirational! I will buy the book now to keep on my shelf.

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Inspiring

This was truly an amazing book, I intend to buy a hard copy as well as listen to it again!

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For life

Inspiring, just bundling many thought and reflections together. Just a brilliant guide to life

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I feel very enlightened

What a well-written book, and beautifully narrated recording. I truly enjoyed how well the author reintroduced me to my inner self.

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A very important book

A very important well written book, this is life changing for me. She carefully unravels the hyper rationality of our time and looks to re court the mystery again. I believe in this book I think it's to be required reading for everyone. My only slight is that Blackie suffers from her own hyper rationality but really can't help it she has a sharp intellect but trusting in her intuitive all knowing self she will no doubt do even greater things. The narrator is also absolutely perfect.