Broth from the Cauldron
A Wisdom Journey through Everyday Magic
by Cerridwen Fallingstar
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 12 May 2020 | Archive Date 08 May 2020
“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
Average rating from 7 members
Broth from the Cauldron is like if Chicken Soup for the Soul was Wicca influenced rather than Christian. Filled with tales of the authors life, or her friends, it is both inspiring and heart-wrenching.
I really enjoyed reading this . From a story about a spider that seemed friendly to a little girl to reincarnation. I couldnt put it down! The short stories seemed to flow in a manner that was meant to be. My favorite was a story about reincarnation. The reason for it being my favorite is because I too believe we have lived before and when others open up about their thoughts on past lives I listen. Broth From The Cauldron has much to offer if you are looking for meaningful tales that can make you smile or make you think. This book did both for me.
Cerridwen Fallingstar provides the reader with an insight to a life lived in all its magickal glory. Thankfully not Wiccan preachy, this memoir is is astute in its teaching of the world around us but also yet so familiar to those who practice a spiritual path. Fallingstars recount Of 1950’s Californian suburban life is both hilarious as it is dangerously accurate. Yes, I too hate those bloody monkeys! The real joy is reading her account of Z Budapest trial whilst she was a teenage reporter for her high school news paper, and her encounter with wild sharks and dolphins. ‘Broth from the Cauldron’ makes for a cosy weekend read.
* Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the RC
At times this felt so romanticized and fantastical that it was a little disingenuous. But on the whole so much of this book resonated with me and I got so much out of it that I can safely say I loved it. Would definitely recommend it!
This was a really tough book for me to read because the content touched so much upon abuse and childhood abuse that it was triggering. I do give Cerridwen credit for sharing such a tough life story with the reader. But if you have PTSD or are triggered from abuse or descriptions of abuse, this might not be the book for you.
Thanks to Netgalley, publisher and author for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.