Enchantment : Reawakening Wonder in an Exhausted Age
A balm for our times from the internationally bestselling author of Wintering.
Our sense of enchantment is not only sparked by grand things. The awe-inspiring, the numinous, is all around us, all the time. It is transformed by our deliberate attention. The magic is of our own conjuring.
'A total joy . . . Thoughtful, patient and beautifully written, like walking with a friend as dusk settles, this is the book your soul needs right now.'
Feeling bone-tired, anxious and overwhelmed by the rolling news cycle and the pandemic age, Katherine May seeks to unravel the threads of a life wound too tightly. Could there be another way to live - one that feels more meaningful, more grounded in the places beneath our feet? One that would allow us to feel more connected, more rested and at ease, even as seismic changes unfold on the planet?
Craving a different path, May explores the restorative properties of the natural world and begins to rekindle her sense of wonder. It is a journey that takes her from sacred wells to wild moors, from cradling seas to starfalls. Through deliberate attention and ritual, she finds nourishment and a more hopeful relationship to the world around her.
Enchantment is an invitation to each of us to experience life in all its sensual complexity and to find the beauty waiting for us there.
Praise for Wintering:
'A beautiful, gentle exploration of the dark season of life and the light of spring that eventually follows.'
'A book for the soul.'
'Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself.'
Format/pages: paperback / 240 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber