Life As The Witch – Kitchen Alchemy

Kitchen Alchemy

 

Kitchen alchemy is really a very simple form of magickal work: it doesn’t require circle casting or the invocation of elements, and you don’t even need to use a spell for most basic everyday dishes. (You may want to use one of the truly important occasions, like having your boss to dinner or the first meal you cook for a new lover, but that’s up to you.)

Like all magick, kitchen alchemy is primarily a matter of intent, focus, and will. You start by choosing your intention–increasing prosperity, for instance, or creating an atmosphere of love and peace in your home. Then, as you are cooking, you add the magickal ingredients you have chosen to use while focusing on your intention and directing your will into the dish. As with other magickal workings, the more intent, focus, and will you bring to your food preparation, the more effective your kitchen alchemy will be.

Almost everything in your refrigerator and kitchen cabinets has some magickal association. Here are a few of the most common and easiest to integrate into everyday meals. These associations are based primarily on “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen”– if you only get one resource. I highly recommend this one. But different sources gives various other associations; always follow your own internal wisdom when it come to witchcraft.

Apple:  love, health, peace

Basil:  love, protection, prosperity

Beans:  prosperity, sexuality

Black pepper:  protection, purification

Cayenne pepper:  energy, creativity

Chocolate:  love, prosperity

Cinnamon:  love, psychic awareness, prosperity

Coffee:  conscious mind, physical energy

Dill:  conscious mind, prosperity, weight loss, love

Garlic:  protection, health

Ginger:  love, prosperity

Lemon:  love, happiness, purification

Milk:  love, spirituality

Olives:  health, peace, sexuality, spirituality

Parsley:  prosperity, protection, sexuality

Peppermint:  healing, purification, sexuality

Pomegranate:  creativity, fertility, prosperity

Potato:  protection

Rosemary:  conscious mind, healing, love, protection

Sage: health, protection

Salt:  grounding, protection

Spinach:  prosperity

Sugar/honey/maple syrup:  love, prosperity

Thyme:  love, psychic ability, purification

Tomato: health, love, prosperity, protection

Vanilla: love, sexuality

Reference:

Simple Kitchen Alchemy
By Deborah Blake
Llewellyn’s 2012 The Magical Companion

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Carry A Piece of Good Fortune With You Throughout the Year – Money Talisman

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Money Talisman

Items you will need:

Five pumpkinseeds

Three cinnamon sticks

One dollar bill

Green cloth

Green candle

Cinnamon or basil oil

Green ribbon

On a Friday during the Waxing moon, assemble all your items at dusks. Take the candle and rub (prosperity, basil or cinnamon) oil into it while focusing on your bills and debts being paid, see them being paid, picture yourself writing checks and smiling all the way to the bank. Light the candle and take the green cloth, add the pumpkinseeds. Cinnamon sticks, and the dollar bill and fold three times, tie with ribbon. Chant while you work and focus on money coming toward you.

“Dollar bill, work your will.

Pumpkinseeds do you deeds.

Cinnamon sticks, do the trick

Bring needed money & bring it quick.”

Repeat three times burn candle for nine minutes.

Keep talisman in your wallet or purse, and bills to be paid. Expect money to come know it will and it shall.

Air Witch & Aroma Magick

Air Witch & Aroma Magick

 

Aroma can make us hungry or feel comfort and warmth, or inspire the opposite reactions. The power of scent works with the memory and the magickal proprieties of the material. Incense, oils, herbs–all of these can be gently heated, burned or used as is to inspire a bit of the sacred each time we breathe in. Aroma is a person’s earliest sense. As babies, long before our eyes focus, we know our world from the scents that surround us.

 

Aromatherapy and flower essences such as the Bach flower remedies, employ scent and vibrational energy in a therapeutic sense and have been proven to change one’s mood. They can work both on the self and on others.

 

In order to use the essential oils listed here, simply dab the oil on a cotton ball and sniff, or place a few drops in an oil burner and gently warm the oil.

To boost memory:  Rosemary

To inspire lust:  Ginger or hibiscus

To decrease lust: camphor

To inspire hunger: Cinnamon or garlic

To create an atmosphere of comfort: Cedar

To heal: Eucalyptus

To protect: Garlic

To revive energy: Peppermint

To create sacred space: Frankincense and myrrh

To attract money: Clove

To promote sleep: Lavender

To promote laughter and joy: Orange and lemon

To ease grief: Rose

To calm stress: Chamomile

To conquer fear: Grapefruit

To calm anger: Patchouli

Psychic Herb Jar

Psychic Herb Jar

A herb jar to enhance powers physically and mentally

Fill with the following:

Cinnamon- For dream magick
Nutmeg- For good luck
Allspice- For healing
Ginger- For lunar magick
Basil- For protection
Fennel seeds- For spiritual healing
Garlic- For spiritual purification
Marjoram- For protection
Sage- For spiritual purification
Cloves- For protection
Mustard seeds- For protection

Carmelite Sisters Water Recipe

Carmelite Sisters Water Recipe

 

Items Needed:

Vodka

Chopped melissa

Chopped angelica root

Cloves

Coriander seeds

Nutmeg

Cinnamon

Lemon

 

Instructions:

Add the following to four ounces of vodka to create the water used by the Carmelite Sisters in 1379:

Three tablespoons of chopped melissa

Three tablespoons of chopped angelica root

One tablespoon of cloves,

One-half teaspoon of coriander seeds,

One whole nutmeg

One stick of cinnamon

Juice from one lemon

Allow the concoction to sit for seven days with the exception of shaking it once per day. Strain before using. Carmelite Sisters water is traditionally used in healing spells.

Quick Yule Project – Love & Protection Sachet


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Love & Protection Sachet

Fill a green or gold sachet with cinnamon to draw money and success or to use as a healing charm. Use a purple sachet with Cinnamon can help increase your magickal or psychic powers. Use a pink or red sachet w/cinnamon to draw love or white to insure protection.

Hot Spiced Wassail

Hot Spiced Wassail

(Non-Alcoholic Version)

4  Cups Cranberry Juice

6  Cinnamon Sticks

5  Cups Apple Cider

1  Orange, studded with whole Cloves

1  Cup water

1  Apple, cored and sliced

½  Cup Brown Sugar

Mix juice, cider, and water in large saucepan or crock pot. Add cinnamon sticks, clove studded orange, and apple slices. Simmer mixture for 4 hours. Serve hot. Makes 12 servings.

The Witches Correspondence for Thursday, November 15th

The Witches Correspondence for Thursday, November 15th

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, Nutmeg and Sage
Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oak moss, Star Anise

Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

Money Spell Bottle

Money Spell Bottle

 

Items needed:
5 old pennies
5 dimes
5 quarters (or, five each of three denominations of your country’s coin currency, if outside the United States)
5 kernels of dried corn
5 sesame seeds
5 cinnamon sticks
5 cloves
5 whole allspice
5 pecans
Place each item into a thin, tall bottle, such as a spice bottle. Cap it tightly. Shake the bottle with your projective hand for five minutes while chanting these or similar words:

Herbs and silver,
Copper and grain;
Work to increase My money gain.

Place the money spell bottle on a table somewhere in your house. Leave your prse, pocketbook, wallet and/or checkbook near the bottle when at home. Allow money to come into your life.
It is done.

The Witches Correspondence for Thursday, November 8th

The Witches Correspondence for Thursday, November 8th

 

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oak moss, Star Anise

Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

 

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