Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism, for the Novice to the Crone
Kitchen Witchery - What is a Kitchen Witch?
Copyright © 2009 Gray Seal
There's a growing movement within modern Paganism known as kitchen witchery. The kitchen is, after all, the heart and hearth of many modern households. When you have a gathering in your home, where do most of your guests hang out? Why, the kitchen, of course!
Also, thanks to a declining economy, many more people are making meals from scratch and the kitchen has once again become a place where people spend hours, rather than minutes. So it's no surprise that kitchen witchery has seen a rise in popularity.
Meal Prep as Magick:
When you take the time to put meals together from the basic ingredients, you have a magickal opportunity at hand. You can infuse every dish with intent and will. A meal can stop being something you dump out of a can, and start being a ritual in and of itself. When you take time to prepare something with your own hands, that lends it sacredness, and will make you want to spend time savoring it with your family, rather than just snarfing it down on your way out the door to soccer practice. By changing the way you view food, its preparation and its consumption, you can craft some practical magick at its simplest level.
How To Bring Magick Into the Kitchen:
As you become more aware of what it's like to live magickally, and more in tune with your own actions and activities, you may at some point realize that your kitchen is a magickal one. There are a number of things you can do to enhance the magickal atmosphere in your kitchen. Try some or all of these to get started:
You can also incorporate magickal practices into your cooking. Consider some of these:
Although kitchen witchery is rapidly becoming a popular term, it's hardly a new concept. Get your kitchen clean and organized, and you'll be well on your way to a successful path as a kitchen witch!