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Childhood Memories: The Autobiography of Cora Ann Anderson (Used)

by Anderson, Cora

Publisher: Acorn Guild Press

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 9780971005013, 097100501X

Description

An Intimate Self-Portrait from America's Most Beloved Craft Elder

"That night I had a very strange experience. I lay on my bed, half-awake and half-asleep. I glanced toward the window and saw a most delightful sight--there was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. Before me was a real fairy. She was about a foot tall and very slender. She looked like a tiny golden girl, with blond hair and sparkling blue eyes."

A personal narrative filled with homespun wisdom, this memoir by one of the foremost teachers of the Feri tradition recounts her journey from an impoverished childhood in rural Alabama to her marriage to the blind poet and shaman Victor H. Anderson. This warm, intimate, and sometimes humorous life story provides a glimpse into the world of a true American kitchen Witch, and includes her recipes, personal spells, and poetry.

Cora Anderson helped to train some of the most influential voices in neo-Paganism, including Starhawk and Gwydion Pendderwen. She worked as a hospital cook for many years and was a contributing writer to Potpourri of Cookery. Her articles were featured in Witch Eye and Circle magazines, and her recipes were published in Women's Circle.

Endorsements

"Like her face-to-face teaching, her wisdom and knowledge are here for those who can see them." -- Michele Jackson, from the Foreword

"A delightful, sorrowful, but overall amazing account of a woman’s and a witch’s life. Cora was such a gem to the community and will be greatly missed. An autobiography that any hearth or kitchen witch would love, as at her core, it was who Cora Anderson was. A daughter, a sister, a witch, a professional cook, a wife and mother, Cora’s long life was full of as much joy as it was hardship. Her tales from the Depression caused tears to roll down my cheeks, while others from her childhood had me giggling. One thing I loved about her book is the way it is written. It is not one fluid story, but instead each chapter is a tale from her childhood, youth, to womanhood. The later chapters contain a collection of Cora’s writings and folk wisdom: spells, anecdotes, recipes, and poetry. A beautiful book full of beautiful tales and wisdom." -- Pagan Bookworm, Book & Media Reviews for the Magical Masses

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