The Magick Kitchen: Hungry for Magick?

My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a mundane task and make it magickal!

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Leandra Witchwood

Leandra Witchwood

I just want good food and to live a Magickal life! Is that so much to ask?   Through persistence, I found the honest answer… I can have both! I realize that I could forge my own path using the skills and knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques.   I love food, from the cultivation to cooking, and of course eating. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute. Okay… well, enjoying almost every minute of it.   In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two passions has created a Magickal path where I combine food and spirituality. To my delight they play brilliantly together.   My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach a variety of cooking classes for adults and covens. These subjects range from making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable, to cooking together as a group, and recipe-spell creation.   It only made sense that I would begin writing and sharing my experience. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a mundane task and make it Magickal!   The Magick Kitchen is about connecting to Divinity through food and the ritual of preparing and sharing food. It is about developing a sacred balance between nourishment, ritual, and spirit. Food has the power to heal, sooth, and bring us together as friends, families, and community.   I am so glad you joined me! Sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!
Why Christians Thrive and Pagans Fail

I have read many posts in forums, in blogs, and elsewhere regarding the social issues of the Pagan community.

 

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  • Emil
    Emil says #
    There are other things, which hold the pagan community back.Myself, being dedicated pagan for many years, I had moments, when I wa
  • Brian Radcliffe
    Brian Radcliffe says #
    Honestly, I don't know what Christian church the author went to because in my experience they are very fractured. The differing de
  • Anne Newkirk Niven
    Anne Newkirk Niven says #
    Dearest Leandra, Your criticism is spot-on, and your proposed solutions sound. I have only one caveat: you are comparing a squall
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    My dear friend and colleague Sparky T. Rabbit (of "Lunacy" fame)--a professional actor well-versed in methods of critique--always
  • Leandra Witchwood
    Leandra Witchwood says #
    Thank you. I am a firm believer that if you bring a complaint or issue to the table you must also come prepared with a solution.

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Will Pagans Reclaim The World?

There is a rising movement with Pagan communities, to regain the respect and adoration Witches and Pagans once knew. Are you a part of it?

All over the world Witches and Pagans are working to reclaim the respect of Witch, Pagan, and Wiccan. From the coast of California to small towns in Pennsylvania, and even as far away as Pakistan; Witches are rising up to reclaim the value of our faiths and sacred titles. 

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    Lizann Bassham says #
    Thank you for your insights. I am also a very public witch, out of the broom closet even in the Christian denomination in which I

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The Witch’s Broom

The Witches’ Broom, or Besom is an important and largely misunderstood tool of the Witch.

Gaining its notoriety from the witch hunters’ manuals of mediaeval Europe, it is a tool of a far more ancient origin. As we know, the writings of those who “documented” the traditions, rituals and practices of early witches did not do so in an inimical fashion. This largely explains the negative associations related to many customs, tools and traditions of ancient Witches.

It is believed that the practice and use of the Besom can be traced back as far as ancient Egypt. While typical or traditional Besoms are made of a specific plant called Broom (from which the broom gains its name); it would also appear that many traditions and cultures have their own version of a Besom.

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13 Magickal Ingredients for the Aspiring Kitchen Witch

Here are 13 easy to find ingredients A Kitchen Witch should always have on hand for everyday use, general use, and of course Magickal use.  

 

Sometimes knowing where to start is the hardest part. Discovering the most effective ingredients to always have on hand, can be tricky. After all, there are thousands of ingredients available. 

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Magick for Personal Gain

I assume you want to be happy! I assume you want to live the best life you can possibly live. Then, why do you feel guilty about using Magick to manifest this?

It’s okay, you are not alone. Using Magick to gain wealth, prosperity, abundance, and happiness in one’s life is an area where many new and experienced Magicians struggle to justify. How dare you ask the universe for happiness and the means to live a good life!

STOP! Stop, making yourself feel guilty for using Magick to your advantage.

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    Dawn Love says #
    I always assumed the "do no magick for personal gain" was a TV trope to add drama to the shows. Pretty much every spell book or be
  • Leandra Witchwood
    Leandra Witchwood says #
    I agree with you completely Dawn!! Doing Magick for others poses more concern than help. Only you know your situation and only you
Advice for Beginners on Wiccan, Pagan & Witchcraft Paths

Advice for Beginners on Wiccan, Pagan & Witchcraft Paths

My years of experience will do no good for anyone if I do not share it with you. I hope my words of wisdom and advice help you avoid many of the mistakes I made. 

Spirituality is a process. Witchcraft is a journey, not a destination. There are many factors to consider when choosing a spiritual path. Spirituality is about devotion and practice. One cannot simply associate one’s self with a path, and call it their own. You must practice it. You must become a part of it. You must be willing and able to live that path. 

The path of Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism is not about shock value. It is not about making your oppressive relatives angry, or proving yourself different in main stream society. Yes, by nature we tend to go against the grain, but not always so harshly. The path is about devotion. It is about finding a spiritual balance and focus that makes you a better person. It is about finding your place in the world that also helps make the world a better place.  

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Salt Magick

Salt Magick

Using salt in Magickal recipes

Salt is an essential component. Not only is it essential for cooking it is also a key component in many Magickal practices. Today we will take a look at why salt is so important to food and Magick. We will look at different types of salt, salt blends, how to make Black Salt. I also plan to discuss when to add salt to your recipes/foods, and methods of using salt in Magick.

Magickal Properties of Salt  

Considered one of the most sacred minerals on earth. Salt represents: Prosperity & Protection. Because it was once prized as currency and used to pay salaries; Salt is associates with financial abundance, especially when mixed with green vegetables and ingredients related to prosperity and wealth. Use salt for cleansing energies both physical and not. One of the most well-known used for salt is in creating protective Magickal barriers also known as a Circle of Salt.  

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