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Unity Submitted on the 2011/01/08 20:53:18
By: UnityUnity is offline
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I'm really frightened to post this at what some might say. In some communities, kitchen witchery is highly frowned upon, but I would appreciate it if I wouldn't be berated for this. This is my craft. This is my belief and this is how I will approach it. I have practiced this way for many a years. Honestly, I don't believe that the God/dess needs for you to have a R500 Athame, a candle in each color, an incense of every scent man has to offer and an altar cloth made of pure silk or crushed velvet. I say be humble.
Many people have that money to throw around, and more power to them,
But there are also a lot of solitary practitioners like myself that are not as wealthy, and this sort of thing just isn't an option for us. We aren't cheapening up our religion. We're making use of what we have and being practical. And you can tell me all you want that you can get these things at discounted rates on www.whitchore.blah, or that it's really not that expensive to begin with, but all the same, I make things work without it. Do I have money for a solid gold cauldron? No, and unfortunately I will have to do without one. At any rate, I wanted to describe to some of the kitchen witches, or some of the not so wealthy people out there, how you could substitute some items for others and still have a very decent effect. Here is an item I know we all (should at least) have around the house:

Soap. Soap can be used for many things. For one, purification and consecration. I can't think of many things that are cleaner or cheaper than soap, can you? It's also just as useful as incense or essential oils for relaxation. While you are in the bath, imagine that the soap is washing away all the negative energies; it's very useful for helping you ground and center! I've used soap and an empty water bottle for consecration water. I simply bless the soap and infuse it with my intent, and let the faucet run over it into the bottle.

Another useful item is salt. Salt, if you know anything about Nutrition, `sucks' (For lack of a better term.). When you eat some simba chips, you get thirsty because the salt is sucking away the hydration. Salt can be used to absorb negative energies in a small pouch. It also makes a great offering to the Goddess.

Sugar is a natural money-magnet, I've read somewhere. Next time you go to a restaurant or a fast food place, grab one or two of those complimentary sugar packets and put them in your wallet to attract wealth.

Plastic bottles take years to decompose, problem solved those bottles are useful for storing mixtures and (surprise surprise) jar spells.

Captain Planet would be proud!

For candles, I've found that tea lights are very useful. They are usually white, which is a good color for most rituals. They burn for just the right amount of time and are easily disposable. The flea markets are honestly one of the best places on earth to get some tools. A silk scarf will work wonderfully as a small altar cloth. I seen a lovely silk bathrobe that I think is perfect for ritual gowns (it's purple with silver moons and stars.).

You can find beautiful bowls and goblets there, as well. I suppose some stores might have candles and incense as well. Old jewellery with precious and semiprecious stones for a few Rands? Count me in. Just remember to consecrate these items since you don't know what sort of environment they are coming from and what energies they carry. I'm currently looking for a Goddess statue; I plan on checking my local
market very soon.
Lastly, cooking is a lot like casting a spell. There are specific techniques and ingredients, and you can work it until it is just right. Tune it to your own ideal. You can infuse any meal you make with such intent that upon first taste, the magic will have begun working if you so choose. So just some things I've thrown out there to think about. Each day I do, I find more things that are useful to my craft. You have all the tools and ingredients you need to do powerful magical workings right in your own home, I promise.I also want to remind you that perhaps to not take everything you have ever learned and set it in stone. It's easy to apply sentience to colours, shapes, scents and tastes. It's more difficult to replace the ideas you already have about them. For one, cinnamon is used for many things, but I've never read anywhere that it promotes happiness. However if you grew up loving cinnamon and the smell of cinnamon bread brought joy to your heart, then perhaps cinnamon would work for you in a happiness spell. Likewise, if cinnamon for some reason brings you to gag every time you smell it, obviously you don't want to use it in a happiness spell. Perhaps you won't want to work with cinnamon at all and may want to replace it with sugar or something.
I wish you all an abundance of blessings, and hope that this was somehow useful to you.




“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.”
C.G. Jung
Unity Submitted on the 2012/09/30 10:00:26
By: UnityUnity is offline
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Even though my finances have improved. I still find myself going to flea markets and little hidden away stores.

It has become my treasure hunt mission lol.







“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.”
C.G. Jung
Shaydor Submitted on the 2012/10/16 14:44:55
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I really agree with this! I feel that there's no reason for it to be frowned upon. I also feel it's unnecessary to use expensive items.
Unity Submitted on the 2018/03/21 12:22:11
By: UnityUnity is offline
Location : South Africa
Wicca Ranking : Wicca Master : 200200200
Total count : 5006
Joined : 2010/12/31 06:44:55
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Still doing major bargain huntings....





“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.”
C.G. Jung
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