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'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 13:31
by the Kite
The Awenydd from Anglesey has done it again! (you might notice I've become a fan)

This book is an in-depth exploration of one of the central mysteries of Druidry, the story of Taliesin. It's been a valuable supplement to the gwersi on the subject. In fact, I regard it as superior, but let's keep that between us, eh? ;) Once again I can find the authentically Welsh roots of Druidry (as distinct from the authentic other roots) and provides both reference points for further research and lots of practical magical stuff to do, from short meditations to a year-long 'tuning-in' to the spirit of Taliesin, if I wanted to follow the path he sets out.

The book's well-written, rich, readable, and honest. Kris' humanity comes through, and his caru am mhob hanfod, love for all existences.

One thing I know he'd want emphasised in any review of his book, however short: connectedness. 'Na fe. There it is.

Kite

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 17:15
by Heddwen
Thanks for the review, I've just ordered a copy |-)

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 20:23
by skydove
Can I second the Kites review, a very well crafted insightful book, written by someone passionate about exploring and feeding the Celtic roots of druidry to help it live within us. Kris makes the stories relavent to our practice today and the book is of interest not only for druids but for anyone interested in the Welsh Celtic myths and working with them.

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 16:44
by Crystal Cat
It is a superbly written book which speaks personally to the reader. Kris has such an original and yet incredibly insightful approach. The exercises are also very thought provoking. Just love it. :cauldron: :cauldron: :cauldron:

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 09:19
by Kris
Thank you so much for your feedback and for the fabulous review Kite. I am deeply humbled and touched by your words, and thoroughly delighted that you have enjoyed my little book.

Kris x

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 16:40
by Bris-Eilid
Inspired by my intention to continue exploring the magic and depth of the Taliesin story, following my recent completion of the Bardic grade and move on to Ovate, I ordered Kris's book after reading your reviews and other recommendations.
I'm so happy it's arrived today :D and can't wait to start reading it and working through the exercises! :)

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 11:00
by LunarLiz
First book I have bought in 3 years, best book I have ever read. :D Made all the better too because Kris signed it for me at Wyrdfest... :yay: Thank you Kris, it's a real treasure.

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 21:54
by Kris
You are welcome Liz. Thank you everybody, for your kind words, they are gratefully and humbly received. xxx

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 09:20
by Sanas Cuain
Deep in the mountains of Wales echo the myths, legends and tales of our ancestors, tales retold around winter firesides, short and brief to recount and relay to our children, rarely written down in a full meaningful form we are left wanting more... Kristoffer Hughes has filled that void with his new book from the Cauldron Born!
Very few books other than the actual dissection of ancient texts by academics go into such detail, and in a language, we the reader can understand. It is warm and comfortable, draws you in to mist covered lake shores in the home of many of our forefathers, the land of the Cymru, and leaves you full of the inspiration from the Cauldron! The exercises contained within those pages, are full of wisdom, beauty and knowledge, and will serve the reader to journey through the ritual year our ancestors !

Love love LOVE this book!

Re: 'From the Cauldron Born' by Kristoffer Hughes

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 22:16
by Heddwas /|\
This is a first-class approach to the material. The interactive / immersive approach to the Taliesin corpus is highly effective and has drawn out multiple new layers of meaning for me. I have to say I think 'From the Cauldron Born' is up there with Graves' 'The White Goddess' and is destined to be a classic. Outstanding!