Saturday, March 10, 2012

Veggies of power

I finally found my note book!  So I can write this after months of looking at it on my draft list.

Vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet, and yet, we often overlook their magical qualities.

Carrots are good for improving your third eye's sight, while chives can stir up mischief (note to self, stop feeding them to the children). Garlic is protective, endive can inspire lust, while cucumbers can inhibit it. Onions, in early American folklore, have the power to ward of illness. Parsnips, and other root vegetables can be used to help you ground yourself. Corn is used in some societies as a symbol of prosperity and abundance. Dark, leaf green lettuces can b e used to attract money (hence the slang term).

Whatever magical property you are looking for, I'm certain there is a vegetable that will suit.  For further reference, try Lexa Rosean's "The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients", Scott Cunningham's "Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs", "A Sorcerer's Cookbook" by Bridgette Bulard-Cordeau, or Trish Telesco's "A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook".

Monday, March 5, 2012

Something handmade from the heart

Last week, I joined Polly's (Pagan by Design) "Homemade from the Heart" giveaway.  I'd been toying with the idea of starting something here to dovetail with my Faery Godparent Project, but I'm very glad she and Magaly at Pagan Culture beat me to it.

To enter, be one of the first 5 people to let me know that you want me to send you something I hand make.  In return, you promise to do the same for 5 other people.  You can e-mail here with your name and address.  Over the next couple of months, I will send out these items as I complete them.

I think this is a great way to spend some time crafting, spread magic and make people smile.  These projects also let us make tangible connections to each other.  Have fun, enjoy and thanks for reading!