New book Descent & Rising By writer Carly Mountain

Book available for pre-order with Womancraft Publishing NOW!

Descent & Rising | Women’s stories & The embodiment of The Inanna Myth

When our lives fall apart we often feel broken, ashamed and deeply alone. But what if you knew, as you experienced this descent, that it was mapped out in a myth thousands of years old? What if, despite the uniqueness of your own life and experiences, each stage of the process was universal? The journey of descent and rising is the core initiation of the feminine – the heroine’s journey – one travelled by billions of women before you.
I stumbled across the Inanna story during my own descent and was astonished by the symmetry it held with my own lived experience. Since then I have devoted to my life to working with its teachings and specialise in beholding others as they traverse the changes and challenges of the heroine’s journey in their daily lives.

“The heroine’s journey is an erotic, mystical initiation that revivifies our place in the shape of things…The fodder of our descents provides the compost from which the richest fruits of our lives can grow. If only we can turn towards our pain and let it work in us.”

Remember. Reclaim. Reconnect.

“I facilitate women to become more intimate with their body, sexuality, voice, creativity and an instinctive knowing rooted in the earth. Changing narratives from the inside out”.

The main threads of my work include, Embodiment, Integrative Psychotherapy, Psychosexual Somatic Therapy, Poetry Medicine, Breathwork, Intimacy and Leadership. In 2014 the Butterfly Mystery School was birthed and has become a home for women who are foraging for another way.

I offer sacred spaces for women’s community and bespoke 1:1s online and in person in Sheffield, UK.

Carly offers therapy sessions online or in person in Sheffield

Therapy Sessions

• Carly offers sessions to support you in your life and relationships.

• Carly has also worked for many years with therapists, yoga teachers and change makers to integrate new frontiers in their leadership and themselves.

All of our relational patterns, though often rooted in childhood experiences are alive in our lives, here and now. The energy of these patterns attracts us to certain people and pathways in life, in ways that are helpful to us and sometimes ways that are painful or debilitating. Carly has a unique, embodied, relational approach that seeks to support you to trust what is currently emerging, so that it can be felt and integrated for a greater sense of aliveness.


“I felt the benefit from a session with Carly within 10 seconds of our meeting. Carly helped me to explore struggles I wasn’t able to recognise or articulate and showed me a way to begin healing. I felt that my healing journey deepened after just one session.”


Pippa, 1:1 Client

“Carly welcomed me into each session with ease and a sense of spacious waiting. I felt transported to somewhere deep within me. Her insight was life altering and her methods kind and inviting. My body was often left vibrating with the energy of discovery and with an eagerness to connect deeper and more authentically with my own self and sexuality.”


Hannah, 1:1 Client

Women's residential retreats. Online and in person courses

Events & Courses

Carly holds short courses and events online and in person, and residential retreats for those who wish to dive deeper. To keep up to date with new offerings sign up to connect below.


Carly sends out a newsletter once a month with updates, insights and info on courses and events interwoven with poetry.

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