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Kitchen Magick 101: How to Turn Your Recipes into Spells

So you're interested in how to turn your recipes into a potent spell? Look no further.

Basics of Magick

When it comes down to it, performing a spell contains three key items:

  1. Knowledge - This comes from understanding your ingredients and what purpose they can hold in your spell (or whether you want to tap into them at all). Not all ingredients need to have a magickal purpose, but you do need to pay special attention to the ones whose magickal attributes you wish to tap into and use.

  2. Willpower—This is all about utilizing your intention. You are the magick, so you need to become single-mindedly focused on the spell. What is the intention, how does it work, how does it feel, etc.? This does come easier over time but may seem difficult when first starting out.

  3. Belief—You must believe in your magick and the potency of the spell. If you doubt it will work, you're killing your magick. Believe in yourself, believe in your choices, and believe in your spell.

Now, below, I will give recommendations on how to utilize certain aspects to help ensure you are performing those three necessary functions. That being said, everyone's practice is different, so if this does not resonate with you, do not push yourself to do it.

This is just advice I've found to help my knowledge, willpower, and belief.

How to Implement Magick into the Recipe

Focus intention

Each ingredient you wish to focus on will need special attention. Not all ingredients will necessarily have the same intention. For example, if I'm working on a healing spell, I might add salt for purification. This does not necessarily heal, but it can help the healing process.

When you are adding your ingredients, focus on that specific intention. So, for the above example, I would focus on purifying my food when I sprinkle salt into it.

Not just the idea, but how does it make you feel? How does having these things in your life manifest?

Consecrate Ingredient

I also recommend using the intentional stirring and speaking method to add to this spell. This does three things:

  1. It's respectful. Spirits of ingredients and herbs are just like any spirit; they can help, or they can keep you away. They deserve our respect and are more likely to help with your spell when spoken to in appreciation.

  2. It lets the spirit of the ingredient know what power you are hoping to tap into. Most ingredients have multiple magickal attributes; therefore, let them know what you request from them.

  3. It helps you with your belief, willpower and knowledge.

Stir counterclockwise for energies that need to be removed and clockwise for energies you wish to implement while speaking your incantations (or intention) out loud.

For example, I would speak while adding in vanilla.

Spirit of vanilla, bless this dish with love and comfort

Final Incantation

I recommend also consecrating via an incantation when the recipe is all said and done. In all spell recipes, I will provide an incantation (as well as a consecration of each ingredient) that I have used and that has proven to work. Do note, though, that spells tend to be more powerful when personalized, so if you are feeling up to it, feel free to create your own.

An example:

Through this dish, I bring in the blessings of love. May I sense the external love of the universe, as well as find the love within myself. To truly see all parts of me, and find the magick within. So as it's been, so as it is, so as it may be.

Remember that each person is blueprinted to perform magick their own way. And you may not feel like performing it the same way each time. Nowadays, some days, I do all these steps, and others, I focus heavily on intention.

Either way, I hope this guide helps you in your journey and makes you feel more confident in your power.

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