Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories by Cora Anderson, foreword by Michele Jackson, from Acorn Guild Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room. (Anderson Feri Tradition materials are now from the related Harpy Books imprint.)

Cora Anderson Childhood Memories from Acorn Guild Press

“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.’

THrough sharing personal narrative and spiritual insight, Cora Anderson takes us on a journey from her impoverished childhood in rural Alabama to her marriage to the blind poet and shaman Victor H Anderson. During their 57-year marriage, the Andersons developed a vibrant and powerful Craft tradition that has touched countless lives.

This warm, intimate, and sometimes humorous memoir recounts the life of a true American original. Included are some of Cora’s recipes, personal spells, and all of her poetry. Her story is unlike any you have read before, one that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.” — flap copy