A beautifully illustrated guide for connecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self.
Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self.
In Root and Ritual, Becca Piastrelli offers a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom.
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Though we live in a radically different-looking world, the needs of our bodies and spirits are the same as the ancestors we came from.
Divided into four parts—Land, Lineage, Community, and Self—this book takes you on a journey for engaging more deeply with your life:
Part 1 introduces practices for reconnecting with the land, including seasonal recipes, crafting with plants, and tending your home
Part 3 centers around community, helping you cultivate sisterhood and celebrate meaningful rites of passage
In Part 2, you’ll learn to reclaim the gifts of your lineage as you understand past harms and explore the traditional folklore, foods, and arts of those who came before
In Part 4, you’ll return to yourself as you open your intuition, tune in to your body, and awaken the wild woman within
Reviews for the Book
This book is an indulgence to read. The illustrations are beautiful. There are many practical ways to create space for more connection, healing and awareness. With each page I am inspired toward a more awakened and abundant way of living. It would also be great to read together with another person or small group.
We need connection. Our human need to connect is in our blood, our hearts, our everything. It’s in the stories we read, the stories we tell. It’s in how we show up in the world, for others, for ourselves. It’s how we’re here, and why we’re here. And Root & Ritual reflects all of this connection so profoundly, so beautifully..
This book, while addressing how we’ve become disconnected in the modern world, is even more relevant during the pandemic where we have been forced to spend more time at home and alone. It is a great read for anyone who feels like they’re on their own. Broken into four parts, you will learn to connected in meaningful ways to yourself, your past, your community and the land. Well written, this book is food for the soul.
If you find yourself at odds with the values of a society that emphasizes separation, consumerism, and disconnection from lineage, land, and self, and long for something deeper, more lasting, and true, this book is a beautiful resource to guide you back home. The illustrations are gorgeous and every word feels like a remembering of Who We Really Are and why we’re really here. Root and Ritual helps us to see that it is our birthright to belong in this world and to each other.
interviews and features
About the Author
Becca Piastrelli writes about her life experiences, facilitates women’s gatherings both virtually and in person, and is the host of the Belonging podcast. She teaches and speaks on the nature of belonging and runs retreats to help women reconnect with their rooted sense of self. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, child, two cats, and five chickens, where she gardens, cooks, mothers, and gathers with the ebb and flow of the seasons.
Praise for Root & Ritual
A brilliantly written book exploring the ancestral traditions that help women reconnect to their power, the land, and the important role they have held in cultures as spiritual leaders and healers. And an important book for the times we live in.
It’s so easy nowadays to feel disconnected from ourselves and each other. In Root and Ritual, Becca Piastrelli offers us a way to find connection in every area of our lives, from our natural environment to our relationships.
This book will find you grabbing a soft blanket and warm cup of tea and curling up on the couch as you follow Becca’s wise, loving voice into the deepest parts of yourself—secret gardens, overgrown dreams, whimsical cottages in the woods. But beware! Only read this book if you are ready for your longing to take deeper root in your life.
The book our disconnected and lonely culture needs, in so many ways . . . magical and practical, otherworldly and grounded, nurturing and nourishing.
An invitation to welcome back our innate wildness and embrace what our souls are truly longing for, this book will touch many souls.- Erica Feldmann, author of HausMagick
In Conversation with Elle Luna
In Conversation with Sarah Jenks
Community Ritual: A Night of Ritual, Reflection and Revelry
In Conversation with Sarah Durham Wilson
In Conversation with Mara Glatzel
In Conversation with Nisha Moodley
Book Signing at California Sister
@ 12:00pm – 2pm PT
In Conversation with Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop
Book Signing at Botanicalife
@ 1pm – 3pm PT
In Conversation with Gemma Brady
In Conversation with Kate Northrup
Becca Piastrelli in conversation with Grace Kraaijvanger for Copperfield Books
Interested in taking these concepts further?
The Tending the Flame Home Practice is a next step on the journey for you. Over 28 days, you will connect with practices that will root you into the words from my book, Root & Ritual into action in your life.
Together, let’s root a practice into habit.
This is your opportunity to connect with the content of my book, Root & Ritual and make it real – in your body, in your daily life, in your community, and in your spiritual practice (even if you haven’t had one – until now). Let’s orient ourselves to a new way of being with this home practice. Let’s take it from our heads down into our bodies and root them into the earth – planting a seed for a different world.