Broth from the Cauldron: A Wisdom Journey Through Everyday Magic

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Broth from the Cauldron is a collection of "teaching stories," a literary Wiccan soup for the soul. It is a distillation of the wisdom Cerridwen Fallingstar has gathered from her journey through life, and from her forty years as a Shamanic teacher and Wiccan Priestess. At turns poignant and humorous, it chronicles her trajectory from a Republican cold war upbringing to Pagan Priestess, offering a portrait of a culture growing from denial to awareness. Accessible to any audience interested in personal growth, Broth from the Cauldron is for anyone who's ever stood at the crossroads wishing a faery godmother would come along and show them the path.

Product Details

Price: $16.95  $15.59
Publisher: She Writes Press
Published Date: May 12, 2020
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 5.5 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9781631526992
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About the Author

Cerridwen Fallingstar is a shamanic Witch who has taught classes in magic and ritual for over thirty years. She gives lectures tying together psychology, spirituality, history, contemporary issues, and politics in an entertaining, enlightening, and humorous format. She is the author of three historical novels based on her past lives: The Heart of the Fire, White as Bone, Red as Blood: The Fox Sorceress, and White as Bone, Red as Blood: The Storm God. She lives in Marin County, California.

Reviews

"Fallingstar's writing is conversational and welcoming, encouraging introspection. Her entertaining stories illustrate deeper truths about how others should be treated, regarding the wisdom of animals, and about the power of intuition." --Foreword Reviews "Pagans, spiritualists, and other open-minded thinkers will relish this memoir." --Kirkus Reviews "Readers into witchcraft will find much to enjoy in this touching and humorous memoir." --Publishers Weekly "Broth from the Cauldron is a delightful, mesmerizing, and potent healing brew. While you can certainly sip these short chapters slowly, you'll probably find yourself drinking in chapter after chapter because the writing is so profoundly nourishing . . . you'll find a rich blend of the experiences and stories that helped craft Cerridwen from a powerful young girl into one of the most inspirational and wise warrior goddess priestesses you'll ever encounter." --HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training and The Warrior Heart Practice "These deeply personal stories from the life of a true modern shaman and Pagan Priestess will tear your heart out and lay it on a griddle--in a good way. These are tales of wonder, of power, of magick...and of love. Each of them brought tears to my eyes, and I guarantee they will touch you the same way." --Oberon Zell, author of The Wizard and the Witch, Founder of The Church of All Worlds, Green Egg Magazine, and the Grey School of Wizardry "Cerridwen Fallingstar is a brilliant writer. The power of the Goddess shines through all that she does."
--Merlin Stone, author of When God Was a Woman and Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood

"What a gift and a treasure this book is. With her trademark humor and intellect, Fallingstar shares soulful reflections and wisdom gathered through a lifetime of experience. A magical memoir, Broth from the Cauldron is like a Wiccan Soup for the Soul."
--C.E. Tobisman, author of Proof and Doubt, Winner of 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

"In Fallingstar's Broth from the Cauldron, we are gifted with a Chicken Soup for the Witchy soul. Many of us will find our thoughts and instincts confirmed within these pages, from a writer who beautifully articulates the journey."
--Ellen Evert Hopman, author of Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today, The Real Witches of New England: History, Lore & Modern Practice, and other volumes

"Magic dreams and Wiccan rituals cross into the real world in Cerridwen Fallingstar's latest book Broth from the Cauldron. Her stories spin a spell that leads us on a dance into the mystery of life's wonders and synchronicities."
--Lisa Alpine, author of Dance Life: Movin' & Groovin' Around the Globe and Wild Life: Travel Tales of a Worldly Woman

More Praise for Cerridwen Fallingstar:

For The Heart of the Fire

"The author brings us an exciting novel filled with edge of the seat adventure which is hard to put down."
--Omega New Age Directory

"The Heart of the Fire is an unforgettable book, compelling the reader, arousing passionate emotions on every level. Read it and you will laugh, love, cry and remember."
--Green Egg Magazine

"Fallingstar is a consummate story-teller who brings her characters to life in all their fullness and complexity. She lets the characters define themselves through their relationships, especially those involving Fiona and her lovers--Annie, her young gypsy friend; Sean, the son of the village laird; and Alain, the magical wandering minstrel. I cannot remember the last time that a book moved me so deeply."
--Fireheart Magazine

"In the business of writing, few authors can successfully write about their own experiences and have them accepted by the reading public. Very little has been published by authors who were actually writing about experiences they had in another life-time. Taylor Caldwell claimed to have lived her own novels, but nobody really believed her. Fallingstar, on the other hand, augments her past life experience with meticulous research into the period and a stunning use of detail. There are no anachronisms in The Heart of the Fire. A vividly written and compelling book that is next to impossible to put down."
--New Directions for Women

"The characters in this book are rich and full. They cover a wide spectrum and are all completely believable. And the writing is brilliant. The love scenes are the most erotic I have ever read, and the pace and timing of the story are flawless. Highly recommended."
--Sage Woman Magazine

Praise for White as Bone, Red as Blood: The Fox Sorceress

"Cerridwen Fallingstar's second historical novel, White as Bone, Red as Blood: The Fox Sorceress is by far one of the best reads to come along in a while, historic fiction or otherwise . . . the book has what any reader wants in a story: love, deceit, betrayal, murder, passion and even erotica. The ending will leave readers thirsty for the sequel."
--San Francisco Book Review

"...an intricate tale of treachery and love that is so realistic, it feels as if the reader is actually a living witness to the tale. It is historical fiction at its very best..."
--The Historical Novel Review

"Seiko Fujiwara, a potential sorceress, may just hold the key to the salvation of her country. But fulfilling the prophecy is never an easy thing...an interesting and excellent read."
--Midwest Book Review

"This is such a beautiful book. I started and finished it in one day. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book...but with the warning to be prepared to be swept away by the excellent narrative all the way to the last page."
--Goddess Oracle