Magickal Cooking.

It is a fact of life that we have to eat to survive. As such, why not use this daily function as a method for working magick?

Actually, many people, regardless of their belief system, use magickal cooking a lot. How many mothers feed their children tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches (both foods have healing correspondences) when they are home sick from school? How often have you indulged in some chocolate ice cream (for love and lifting spirits) to boost your mood after a fight with a loved one? The foods themselves correspond to the intent in both of these scenarios and these examples are actually using magickal cooking!

One of the beautiful things about magickal cooking is that you are limited only by your imagination and the ingredients you can obtain. 


Transforming Your Kitchen into a Sacred Space

Before you begin working your kitchen magick, you will want to transform your kitchen into a sacred space. Historically, kitchens have held a place of great honor in the home and fire has always been considered sacred, so the kitchen doesn’t have far to go to become sacred in your home as well.

The first thing you will want to do to create your sacred space is clean the kitchen. It doesn’t sound very magickal, but nothing muddles up magick like catching a glimpse of the dirty dishes stacked in the sink or slipping on a dirty floor. You may also wish to add to the ambiance of the room by growing some herbs on the window sill (which also makes them handy for including in your food and further charges the herbs with your energies) light some candles, open a window and let fresh air in, or even have some special music playing. Perhaps you will keep a special wooden spoon that you only use for magickal cooking, rather like a special kitchen “wand.“ You may also wish to cast a magick circle, invoke a hearth deity or two, or maybe say a blessing. Do whatever will put you in the mood to make magick.

Magickal Cooking Tips

Magickal cooking is based on sympathetic magick, the idea that like things can influence each other. It uses different foods to represent the outcome you wish to achieve. Like any lists of correspondences you might encounter, if something sounds wrong to you, or you have different associations with something, go with what you feel is right, not what you just see written somewhere.

It is also good to note that you do not need to have an elaborate feast to perform magick in this matter. A simple snack can be just as effective if the intention is there. Even if you do have a large dinner planned, the whole meal does not need to revolve around your purpose.

When deciding what sort of food to prepare, don’t forget to make something you like. You aren’t going to be able to focus on your intention if you are trying not to gag on a food you can’t stand! At the same time, try to eat primarily healthy foods. While there are some exceptions, most foods that are bad for your health are useless magickally as well.

In addition to what you are going to prepare, how you prepare it can make a difference in the energies of the food as well. For example, for protection dishes, fried foods, hot foods, and spicy, hot dishes all work well. For strength, you may wish to sauté your food or prepare something spicy. Flaming foods are good for strength and steamed food is good for purification.

Before you begin cooking, hold the ingredients you are going to use and visualize your goal, charging it with your energies. As you prepare the food, keep this intent in mind. Since the magick is in the intent, it is not recommended that you try to perform your magick when you are tired, grumpy, or sick as it would be too easy for some of this negative energy to seep into your spell working. If you are preparing a meal for others in addition to yourself, take care to not load the whole dish with your intention (just your portion) without their knowledge and consent as this could be considered manipulative magick. Keep the magick going during the meal as well by continuing to visualize while you eat.

Don’t get discouraged if your cooking spell doesn’t work right away. Most spell work takes time and you may even need to make several meals before you see it come to fruition.

Baked Goods & Grains

Baking is a wonderful opportunity to create magick in your kitchen. Especially when kneading bread, you have a great chance to infuse your food with your magickal intentions. In fact, bread making itself is considered by many to be a sacred act and can be a ritual in itself.

With many baked goods, such as breads, muffins, pies, cakes, or pastries, you can change the energies of your food by changing flavors or fillings. Several examples are given below, but the possibilities are endless! With things you can form into different shapes, such as cookies, pancakes or breads, you can further strengthen your intentions by forming them into a shape or symbol of what you are looking to achieve.

Barley
fertility, grounding, healing, love, lust, pain control, prosperity, protection
Bread
(in general) kinship, sustenance
Dill bread
love
Egg bread
fertility
Garlic bread
protection
Pita bread
spirituality
Seven-grain bread
prosperity
Twisted bread
protection
Brownies
love
Buckwheat
grounding, prosperity, protection
Cake
(in general) celebrations, hospitality; also varies by flavor
Birthday Cake
prosperity
Wedding Cake
fertility, love, luck
Cookies
(in general) nurturing, love
Sugar Cookies
shape to determine goals
Crackers
grounding
Gingerbread
love, prosperity
Corn
cycles, eternity, luck, protection, spirituality
Lentil
peace
Millet
prosperity
Noodles
long life
Oat
grounding, prosperity
Pancake
luck; can be made from different ingredients or in different shapes for different goals
Pie
(round–in general) spirituality (square–in general) prosperity
Apple pie
healing, love, peace
Apricot pie
peace
Banana cream pie
prosperity
Blackberry pie
lust, prosperity
Custard pie
spirituality
Chocolate cream pie
love, prosperity
Coconut cream pie
spirituality
Cherry pie
love
Key lime pie
love, purification
Lemon pie
love, purification
Mince pie
luck, prosperity
Peach pie
happiness, healing, love, wisdom
Pecan pie
prosperity
Pineapple pie
healing, love, prosperity, protection
Pumpkin pie
healing, prosperity
Raspberry pie
happiness, love, protection
Rhubarb pie
love, protection
Strawberry pie
love
Pretzel
protection
Rice
fertility, lust, prosperity, protection
Rye
fertility, love
Tortilla
protection, spirituality
Waffles
friendship
Wheat
fertility, grounding, prosperity
Fruits
Apple
element of earth, happiness, healing, love, peace, success
Apricot
love, lust, peace
Avocado
beauty, love, lust
Banana
fertility, love, luck, potency, prosperity, spirituality
Blackberry
healing, lust, prosperity, protection
Blueberry
peace, protection
Cherry
female sexuality, happiness, love
Cranberry
protection
Date
spirituality, strength
Fig
lust, prosperity, strength
Grape
dreams, fertility, mental powers, prosperity
Grapefruit
cleansing & purification, healing
Guava
love, purification, relieving sorrow
Kumquat
luck, prosperity
Lemon
faithfulness, friendship, happiness, longevity, love, marriage
Lime
cleansing & purification, healing, love, peace, protection
Mango
love, lust, protection
Melon
healing, purification
Mulberry
fertility, protection, psychic awareness, strength, wisdom
Nectarine
love
Orange
fidelity, healing, love, luck, peace, prosperity, purification
Papaya
love, protection
Passion fruit
kinship, love, peace
Peach
happiness, healing, fertility, longevity, love, wisdom
Pear
longevity, love, luck, lust, prosperity
Persimmon
happiness, healing, luck
Pineapple
chastity, healing, love, luck, prosperity, protection
Plum
love, lust, protection
Pomegranate
creativity, fertility, fruitfulness, hospitality, luck, prosperity, wishes
Prickly Pear
protection
Quince
happiness, love, protection
Raisin
mental powers, sun energy
Raspberry
happiness, love, protection, stamina, vigor
Star fruit
protection
Strawberry
intensity, love, luck, romance, success
Tangerine
protection
Watermelon
healing
Vegetables
Alfalfa sprouts
prosperity
Artichoke
growth, protection
Asparagus
lust
Bamboo
luck, protection, psychic awareness, wishes
Bean
decision making, grounding, love, lust, prosperity, protection
Beet
beauty, love, passion
Broccoli
leadership, protection, strength
Brussel sprouts
endurance, protection, stability
Cabbage
luck, prosperity, protection
Carrot
fertility, grounding, luck, lust, vision
Cauliflower
protection
Celery
grounding, lust, mental powers, peace, psychic powers, weight loss
Chives
breaking bad habits, protection, weight loss
Cucumber
chastity, fertility, healing, peace
Eggplant
prosperity, spirituality
Endive
love, lust, physical strength
Kelp
weight loss
Leek
love, physical strength, protection
Lettuce
chastity, peace, prosperity, protection, relaxation, sleep
Mushroom
psychic awareness
Olive
fertility, healing, lust, peace, protection, spirituality
Onion
endurance, healing, lust, prophetic dreams, prosperity, protection, weight loss
Pea
love, prosperity
Pepper, green
growth, prosperity
Pepper, red
energy, strength, vitality
Pepper, yellow
empowered creativity
Pickle
weight loss
Potato
compassion, grounding, healing, protection
Pumpkin
healing, prosperity
Radish
lust, protection
Rhubarb
fertility, love, protection
Soy
protection, psychic awareness, spirituality
Spinach
prosperity
Squash
spirituality
Sunflower
protection, success
Sweet potato
grounding, love, lust
Tomato
healing, love, prosperity, protection
Truffle
love, lust
Watercress
fertility, mental powers, protection
Nuts
All nuts
fertility, love, luck, prosperity
Acorn
fertility, healing, luck, prosperity, protection
Almond
healing, prosperity, wisdom
Brazil nut
love, prosperity
Cashew
prosperity
Chestnut
love, metal powers
Coconut
allure and confidence, chastity, diversity, flexibility, protection, psychic awareness, purification, spirituality
Hazelnut
fertility, luck, mental powers, wisdom
Macadamia
prosperity
Peanut
grounding, prosperity
Pecan
employment, prosperity
Pine nut
love, physical strength, prosperity
Walnut
healing, infertility, mental powers, protection, wishes
Dairy, Eggs, & Meat

Some people view the consumption of animals and even animal products as a violation of their specific beliefs and their cultures, so there is not much to be found on the correspondences of these types of food. However, for those of us that do consume these products, there is no reason that they cannot be used to put some extra oomph into a magickal meal.
Beef
grounding, prosperity, protection, strength
Butter
smoothing relationships, spirituality, tenacity
Caviar
lust
Cheese
grounding, healing, joy, things coming to fruition
Chicken
grounding, healing, protection, strength
Crab
lust, protection
Deer
elegance, grace, protection, refinement, strength
Egg
fertility, lust, protection, spirituality, strength
Fish
love, lust, psychic powers, strength
Ham
dramatic energy, grounding, protection, theatrical flair, strength
Ice cream
depends on flavor
Butter pecan
employment, prosperity
Chocolate
(including chip, fudge ripple, etc.)
love, prosperity
Coffee
mental powers
Neapolitan
love, prosperity
Praline pecan
prosperity
Strawberry
love
Vanilla
love
Lamb
sensitivity, kindness, strength, warmth
Milk
Goddess energy, love, nurturing, spirituality
Pork
grounding, fertility, strength
Sausage
grounding, protection, variety, zest
Shellfish
lust, psychic awareness
Turkey
family gatherings, grounding, protection
Whipped Cream
prosperity
Yogurt
healing, spirituality
Beverages· Alcoholic This is not to say that if you don’t drink, you should start, but if do anyway, this information may be useful to you. Remember, to use moderation if you do drink, and keep in mind that getting drunk will impair your ability to perform magickally. If you are under the legal drinking age, don’t drink, no matter how mature you think you are. AND NEVER, EVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DRINK AND DRIVE!

Apricot brandy
lust
Beer
purification
Blackberry brandy
lust, prosperity
Champagne
lust
Cognac
lust
Crème de cacao
love, prosperity
Crème de menthe
purification
Kirsch
love
Kummel
health, protection
Mead
love
Rum
lust, protection
Tequila
lust
Wine
celebrations, joy
White wine
love
Non-alcoholic

Chocolate Milk
prosperity
Cider
healing, weight loss
Coffee
mental powers, physical energy, strength
Juice
energy, psychic awareness, purification, rejuvenation, vitality, can also vary with type of juice
Cranberry juice
protection
Grape juice
weight loss
Orange juice
purification
Lemonade
love, purification
Milk
love, nurturing, spirituality
Tea
courage, mental powers, prosperity, restfulness, strength
Tisane
varies depending on specific herbs used
Water
purification
Cooking Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices not only add flavor and an extra kick to the flavor of your food, they can add a lot of energy to your magickal workings as well.
Allspice
determination, energy, harmony, healing, prosperity
Anise
love, protection, psychic powers, purification
Basil
love, peace, prosperity, protection, understanding
Bay
healing, protection, psychic powers, purification, repels negativity, strength, success
Black Pepper
banishing, cleansing and purification, protection
Caraway
anti-theft, healing, love, luck, lust, mental powers, prosperity, protection, trust
Cardamom
increases strength of unions, love, lust, peace
Celery seed
grounding, lust, mental powers, peace, psychic powers
Cinnamon
healing, love, luck, lust, peace, protection, psychic powers, strength, success
Cloves
courage, love, lust, money, protection, repels negativity
Coriander
healing, love, lust, mental powers
Cumin
anti-theft, happiness, fidelity, peace, protection
Curry
protection
Dill
love, lust, mental powers, prosperity, protection (especially of children), weight loss
Fennel
healing, protection, purification, strength, weight loss
Garlic
anti-theft, banishing, cleansing & purification, healing, lust, prosperity, protection, repels negativity
Ginger
adventure, cleansing, healing, love, lust, power, success
Horseradish
protection, purification
Lemon grass
lust, psychic cleansing and opening
Licorice
fidelity, love, lust
Mace
mental powers, psychic powers, self-discipline
Marjoram
cleansing & purification, happiness, healing, prosperity, protection, repels negativity
Mint
communication, energy, healing, love, lust, prosperity, protection, travel
Mustard seed
courage, endurance, faith, fertility, mental powers, protection
Nutmeg
confidence, emotional openness, fidelity, healing, luck, prosperity, social interaction
Oregano
energy, joy, peace, strength, vitality
Parsley
domestic tranquility, energy, luck, lust, prosperity, protection (especially of the home and from accidents), purification
Peppermint
change, healing, love, lust, psychic powers, purification, sleep, strength
Poppy Seed
abundance, fertility, love, luck, prosperity, sleep
Rosemary
cleansing & purification, healing, love, lust, mental powers, protection, sleep, youth
Saffron
abundance, happiness, healing, leadership, love, luck, lust, prosperity, spirituality, strength
Sage
cleansing & purification, healing, longevity, mental powers, protection, psychic powers, wishes
Sesame Seed
fertility, love, lust, prosperity, protection
Thyme
courage, healing, love, psychic powers, purification, sleep, strength
Turmeric
purification
Vanilla
joy, love, luck, lust, mental powers
Other Ingredients & Miscellaneous Foods

Herbs and spices not only add flavor and an extra kick to the flavor of your food, they can add a lot of energy to your magickal workings as well.

Apple cider vinegar
healing
Baking soda or powder
raising energy or expectations
Candy
prosperity
Carob
love, prosperity
Chili
protection
Chocolate
lifting emotions, love, prosperity
Corn Syrup
luck, protection, solidifying plans or ideas, spirituality
Flour
revealing hidden matters, consistency
Gravy
consistency, smooth transitions, uniformity
Honey
happiness, healing, love, lust, purification, spirituality, sweet things in life, weight loss, wisdom
Jelly
energy, joy, pleasantness
Maple Syrup
prosperity, love
Marzipan
healing, prosperity
Nachos
protection
Olive oil
spirituality
Pizza (cheese)
peace & happiness
Popcorn
lifting burdens, recreational activities
Salsa
protection
Salt
cleansing & purification, grounding, protection
Soup
communication, psychic awareness, steady change
Soy Sauce
protection
Sugar
love
Tofu
protection, psychic awareness, spirituality, strength
Vinegar
protection, purification
Yeast
grounding, purification

Advertisements