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