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    Cooking Magic

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    Post by: Girlgoyle on December 25, 2007, 01:45:07 AM
    I don't remember where I got this or who the original author was...if anyone does please let me know..as I've had this for some time I thought I'd share it.


    Magickal Cooking Techniques

    When preparing foods for specific magickal purposes, cook with
    purpose and care. Keep your goal in mind. Know that the food
    contains the energies that you require.

    Add seasonings not only for their taste and nutrient value, but for
    their magickal correspondences as well.

    Always stir clockwise. Clockwise motion is thought to be in harmony
    with the apparent movement of the sun in the sky, and has been
    linked with life, health, success, harmony, peace and love.

    You may stir counter-clockwise first if you feel it is necessary to
    banish negativity from the food, then stir clockwise to fill it with
    positive energy.

    Cut foods into shapes symbolic of your magickal goal; i.e., hearts,
    stars, or circles. Try baking crescent cookies while meditating on
    the moon, then eating them under her silvery light. Now that's a
    delicious way to infuse yourself with lunar power! For love, cut
    out gingerbread people embracing or holding hands and let them cook
    together.

    Carve runes and sacred symbols into that apple you're about to eat
    or on top of the pie your baking. Cut cookies into magickal shapes
    and draw patterns on the inside of your sandwich with mustard. Cut
    dollar signs into your next baked potato for providence. Shape
    bread dough into a rune of protection when you feel the need for
    improved magickal safety in your home.

    If your food isn't one that lends itself well to creative carving or
    molding, arrange it in a symbolic pattern. For joy, make a smiling
    mouth out of strawberries, or for strength shape your spinach into
    an upward pointing arrow (the rune warrior). Get inventive!

    Chopping is a wonderful banishing exercise. As you dice your
    veggies, imagine chopping away all doubts and fears that stand
    between you and your goals. Then hold your hands over your pile of
    (vigorously!) chopped vegetables and send your desires right into
    them. Eat with gusto, knowing you've obliterated the self-
    constructed roadblocks that kept you from your destination.

    When the dish is completed, empower it with love, health, and wealth
    energies by holding your hands over the dish, humming what you wish
    to instill until the palms of your hands tingle or grow warm.

    If you're cooking food that will be consumed by others as well as by
    yourself, don't load the whole dish with energy. Prepare it as you
    normally would. Then, just before you eat, charge your own portions
    with visualization. Failing to separate your empowered share is
    treading on manipulative magick. You can also charge the food with
    energy while clearly stating that this energy will not affect anyone
    who consumes it unless they are open to receiving this energy.

    Set a place at your dinner table for the Goddess, and listen to Her
    words of wisdom and healing as you share a meal.

    Cook with love.

    Eat happy thoughts. Never talk about anything nasty, negative, or
    depressing while eating. When you discuss these things during a
    meal, you literally eat them and take them inside you.

    Whatever kitchen magick you create, remember to thank the Goddess
    for Her generosity in providing you with sustenance and pleasure.
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Cooking Magic

    This is from an old blog post of mine, as a quick and dirty example of how magic could be added to a regular meal... I'd made a foil dinner with cabbage, potatoes, onion, carrots, and pork cutlets.

    Making it Magical!
    The trick to cooking magic is to marry intent to symbolism. Its not essential mind you, but it helps things along. Since many plants and animals often correspond to a number of things, by knowing those correspondences, you can focus on the ones that go together.
    For example, from the ingredients I used in our dinner, I can focus on the financial health of our family (I have a job interview Thursday)–prosperity, luck (and changing “luck” if its been bad), “fertility” (which doesn’t have to be about sex), money, wealth, protection (of the family by being financially secure), etc. Here’s the correspondences from our dinner:
    Veggie Correspondences: Cabbage for luck; apple for love, healing, fertility and immortality; carrot for fertility; onion for protection, healing, money, lust and prophecy.
    Animal Symbolism: Pig–Prosperity, courage, self-reliance, cunning, and nourishment
    Seasonings Correspondences: Basil for protection, love and wealth; red pepper for fidelity, hex-breaking (or ending bad luck), and love; salt for cleansing and wealth/prosperity.
    The method of cooking determines the *how* and *when* of magic. Soups, for example, get lots of focus during the preparation and also intermittently when they are “worked on” (stirring, seasoning, tasting, etc) while a meal in the skillet might get constant focus since its a shorter cook time. A meal such as this one, which is baked, which gets the most focus put into it during the preparation, is perfect to do as part of a ritual or meditation, as the baking time leaves you ritual time, and by the time the ritual is over, dinner is ready (or has just enough time leftover to let you clean up a bit and make a desert)!
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

    Pagan Devotionals, because the wind and the rain is our Bible

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    Re: Cooking Magic

    So thats what Mr. T was talking about...sounds tasty. Also an interesting take on the foods we eat(almost a spiritual diet)
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