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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 Pag ...more
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Published May 12th 2020 by She Writes Press
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The Nerd Daily
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Seven Jane

Broth from the Cauldron [She Writes Press, May 12th 2020] offers a collection of good-for-the-soul stories told from one of today’s most inspirational spiritual leaders.

As deeply personal as it is powerful, Broth from the Cauldron is a memoir assembled of memories and moments shared by Shamanic teacher and Wiccan Priestess Cerridwen Fallingstar. Intended as a “journey through mystery and magic”, Fallingstar guides her reader through ca
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Lindy Ryan
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broth from the Cauldron [She Writes Press, May 12, 2020] offers a collection of good-for-the-soul stories told from one of today’s most inspirational spiritual leaders.

As deeply personal as it is powerful, Broth from the Cauldron is a memoir assembled of memories and moments shared by Shamanic teacher and Wiccan Priestess Cerridwen Fallingstar. Intended as a “journey through mystery and magic”, Fallingstar guides her reader through carefully curated moments of her own life as she uses her own t
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Megan
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this book at a slower pace than I usually read books but I wanted to give it the time it deserved. I find myself still thinking about certain stories. Cerridwen has lived quite a life! There is humor and heartbreak, wisdom, and slices of everyday life in these pages. I was mostly captivated by most of the stories, and with such a variety of stories, there will be something for everyone in this book. It is very well written and definitely worth a read.
Ithinkican2 Scott
Mar 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
One of the reviewers of this book, C.E. Tobisman, characterized it “like a Wiccan Soup for the Soul”.
After sitting here, stunned, having just finished the last page, I’d say this was a fair, if rather tame, description.
First of all, let’s be frank, for those of us who are on a different spiritual path, it is difficult to find books which speak to the soul about how to approach life and it’s inevitable challenges without resorting to dogmatic hyperbole or promoting “spells” to fix things that g
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Justine
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
BOOK REVIEW!!

Broth from the Cauldron
by Cerridwen Fallingstar
🌙🌙🌙🌙.5/5

I was lucky enough to partake in this book tour through @booksparks! What an amazing, amazing little collection of stories. It’s described as a Wiccan “Soup for the Soul” type of book, and I think that’s spot on! This was perfect to keep my my side to either read one quick story, or many, many stories. Every single one had an “ah-ha” type of moment for me, and I was so sad to see the end. The Goddess speaks through this author,
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Elizabeth Covert
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Broth from the Cauldron" is the book I've been waiting for my entire life. I have constantly sought wisdom and healing from other authors' "personal growth" books, but something was always missing. As a polytheist, it's hard to find a book that is for me, instead of for a traditional "Christian" audience. That being said, I think open-minded people of all faiths will find this book enlightening, uplifting and, at times, just plain hilarious. The author's writing is beautiful, yet relaxed and ac ...more
Heather Baker
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cerridwen Fallingstar draws back the curtain to reveal the heartbeat of a life that, while uniquely personal, is entirely relatable. As a woman, mother and former child - this will make sense when you read the book - I felt my heart spoken to with complete recognition.

Equally wonderful is the glimpse of magic and worlds most of us are not aware of, that are accessible through an open heart and a skilled teacher (both, a must).

Broth From the Cauldron is a collection of vignettes from the authors
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The Shakti Witch
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cerridwen Fallingstar provides us insight to a life lived in its all magickal glory. Thankfully not Wiccan preachy, this memoir is familiar and yet offers astute teachings in life around us. Falling stars recount of 1950's Californian suburban life is both dangerously accurate and hilarious. Yes I too hate those bloody monkeys. A real joy is reading her account of Z Budapest's trial which she covered as a teen age reporter for her high school newspaper, and her encounter with wild dolphins. 'Bro ...more
Alan D.D.
Un libro fácil de disfrutar, con anécdotas de todo tipo llenas de magia y enseñanzas. Cerridwen tiene un estilo precioso, es una narradora nata con una pluma directa y evocadora. Algunas de las historias me parecieron un poco fantasiosas, pero el libro en general me encantó.

A book easy to like, with anecdotes of all kinds filled with magic and theachings. Cerridwen has a beautiful style, she's a natural storyteller with a direct and evocative hand. Some of the stories seemd a bit fantastical to
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Jeannie Rao
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I could not put the book down! Each chapter fascinates, teaches and uplifts the truth about living a real meaningful life! Thank you dearest Cerridwen, A most brilliant writer!Broth from the Cauldron: A Wisdom Journey through Everyday Magic ...more
Miranda
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Wiccan Soup for the Soul is a very apt description of Broth from the Cauldron. You do not need to be Wiccan or have a deep understanding of it to enjoy this book. The stories are relatable and very human. Anyone can appreciate the life lessons and struggles that the author describes in the book. I enjoyed the deep connection of nature and appreciation of the smaller signs.

Thanks to Booksparks for sending an advanced copy.
Dana
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
This was an interesting, enlightening book. It gave me a better perspective on the Wiccan culture, without being too much to handle. The one thing I didn't like was the shifting time sequence. I appreciated this book for the different perspective it gave me on a different religion, though. ...more
Alexandrah
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Suzanne
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is unlike any book I’ve read in a long while. Intriguing, captivating stories with a hint of magic. I thoroughly enjoyed this one!
Annarella
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this book that resonated with me and made me reflect.
It's well written and engrossing.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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Dana
May 25, 2020 rated it liked 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.
Marjorie
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've read Ms. Fallingstar's previous three books, all past-life memoirs. This collection of 75 autobiographical stories from her current existence is as lively and intense as you'd expect from someone who can remember her lives in 16th-century Scotland and 12th-century Japan.

Her first book, The Heart of the Fire, has been a staple of Wicca and Pagan reading lists since the 90s. I don't think you have to identify that way to enjoy this book. It doesn't get into specific magic rituals or training
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