The Magick of Food 6

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Garlic

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28/12/2019

So let’s start this article with a little Poetic Medicine……

An Ode to Garlic

Oh Garlic, what homage

can we bring you

and your graced state

of bulbousness?

Packed tightly into

your little white dome

we want to break you open

and spread your cloves like

shining white pebbles onto

the shores of our meals.

Continue reading this beautiful poem by

By Lara Kirsten

‘Eat no onions nor garlic, for we are utter sweet breath, and I do not doubt but hear them say, it is a sweet comedy’

-William Shakespeare in a Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A wonderfully pungent herb that has been known for its ability to ward off vampires and the like, is considered a staple in many people’s diets around the world. As a main feature in our culinary world, the humble garlic demands its presence in the…

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The Magick of Food 5

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Basil

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24/12/2019

Basil is the king of herbs. Here we enter the land of royalty in herb law. The word origins come from the Greek word meaning king or emperor.

A member of the mint family, basil is native and spread throughout the tropical regions from Central Africa to South East Asia. Its texture is tender with a pungent intoxicating aroma that is used in cuisines worldwide.

The Many Beliefs of Basil

The many beliefs about the herb ranged and ranges from, the ancient Greeks placing it in the hands of the dead to ensure a safe passage to the underworld. In India it is dedicated to the Gods Vishnu and Krishna. In ancient Egypt they would embalm their dead. In Mexico it is carried around for prosperity and wealth. Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that it was a symbol of malice and…

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The Magick of Food 4

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21/12/2019

Celery

A Poem

By Ogden Nash

Celery, raw
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.

The above poem is an understated description of the true talents of celery.

It’s an herbaceous plant from the parsley family that actually has a parsley like aroma with a pleasingly bitter taste.

Grow

Home grow celery is crispy, juicy and absolutely delicious!

You can grow celery from seed in soil that has a high level of moisture therefore you need to water frequently. This plant grows throughout winter and summer.

Eat

It is wonderful and juicy when fresh. You can have with chicken, pork, lamb, blue cheese, apples, nuts, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and even rice, its just one of those great all-rounders.

Try

Add chopped celery leaf to potatoes or bean salads. Mix with tuna and mayonnaise for a sandwich filling. Cook…

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The Magick of Food 3

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17/12/2019

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Marshmallow Root

This plant has been used as food and medicine in Africa for more than 2000 years.

The Greek physician Hippocrates valued it as a wound treatment because if it’s anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Grow

Slow growing plant that is to be sown in autumn, place in trays under a glass, simply recreate a small greenhouse. In spring they should be large enough to plant leaving 45cm between them.

Marshmallow flowers in its second year and develops roots a few years before it is harvested. With the flowers you could make flower essence, a beautiful energy medicine.

I will at some stage write up some basic information for how to make your own flower essence.

Try

In Roman time it was used to stuff sucking pigs. In the meantime if one is not at hand (lol) you could simply boil the…

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The Magick of Food 2

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Written By Priestess Hypatia

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In this article I will be introducing the delicate yet highly aromatic dill.

Dill is a member of the Parsley family and not too distant relative of fennel. I often use the two interchangeably. Although it is indigenous to Asia, it is cultivated now all over the world.

Growing Dill

You can sow this seed annually in rich soil, sheltered from strong winds because of its delicate disposition. You can plant it next to cabbage or onions but NOT next to carrots as the dills root extractions can harm the carrots. Companion planting is always advisable in any garden.

Eat It With

It’s wonderful with smoke fish, seafood, lamb, beef, mushrooms, broad beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, potatoes, rice, sour cream, yogurt, eggs and paprika, to flavor pickles and wonderful in salads,

Heal

It is packed with Vitamin A and rich in Vitamin…

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The Magick of Food 1

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5/12/2019

Over the next series of articles I will be presenting the ‘Magick of Food’ by introducing you to some wonderful recipes and ingredients that can transform the way you eat and cook food.  But before I delve into that, I feel that I need to expand on the essence behind the inspiration of the previous article The Magick of Food.

So here is a little bit about me…..

The Calling

Back in 1987 I saw a wonderful movie called ‘Babette’s Feast’. One that transformed the way I thought about food. It allowed me to think of food, the art of cooking and eating on a soul level and the Psyche. I ventured out into the big wide world of cooking to fulfill my dream as a Chef, traveling around the world and learning the culinary art. All the while there was…

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The Magick of Food

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28/11/2019

We spend numerous hours cleansing our spiritual space to create a flow of energy that will allow us effective results in our magickal life. We prune, water and tend to our gardens. We dust reorganize and designs our homes. We decorate our altar space, feeding this energetically in honor of the Gods or whatever is part of your belief system. One of the most important spiritual domains that we forget is our body. Yes your body too is a temple, a sacred altar, one that should be honored and respected just as equally. It is through this sacred vessel that ALL energy runs through and impacts our Magikcal world.

Cultures throughout time have practiced time honoring rituals in maintaining the body as a sacred space, we are the vessel that the Magick is radiating through. We create the space within ourselves for all Magick to…

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Cobra Familiar

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15/06/2019

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Isis, Lady of the Holy Cobra

The serpent throughout history has endowed us humans with much power usually reserved for Gods, Goddesses, Kings and Queens.

In ancient Egypt it’s symbolism adorned the crowns of the most powerful Kings and Queens, especially that of the Cobra. Cleopatra from the Ptolemaic blood line in Alexandrea is often depicted with such a powerful serpent on her crown, as so were other Kings and Queens in her blood line thought to be descendant from the Gods themselves.

The Cobra is a symbol of not only mysticism, magick and majesty, but also one of great and infinite or eternal power, something the Egyptian Kings and Queens found very alluring.

It is the connection between life and death and one that represents the afterlife that links the Cobra to mysticism and the occult.

Cobra Familiar is certainly NOT for everyone…

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Pythia at Delphi

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13/01/2019

Whenever I make a trip to my parent’s homeland I always endeavor to visit as many sacred Temple sites as I can.

One of the Temple sites that I will be revisiting sometime this year is located at Delphi, in upper central Greece on Mt Parnassus.

This is the site of the Oracle and the sanctuary of the Great God Apollo. It truly must have been a sight to behold in its days of glory.

Ancient peoples from all across the land came to consult this High Priestess called the Pythia. Thousands of people congregated on the foot of the temple waiting their turn.

The Pythia dates back to 600 BC, that is nearly 2,620 years ago.

Specific Oracular Timing

You see, the Pythia was active for only 9 months of the year as the winter made it impossible to travel to this…

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February 10 Birthday Horoscope

People Born On February 10: Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius

FEBRUARY 10 birthday horoscope predicts that you have ambitious energy for success. The February 10 zodiac sign is Aquarius. You are talented and unconventional creatures. If you focus, your possibilities are endless. But you need to know what you want out of your life.

If today is your birthday, then you want to make money so that you can give it away. Go figure. You are one unique candidate. The joy you experience comes from helping others. This is a most admirable trait, however; you could be guilty of being too generous. This February 10 birthday personality character flaw is one that not too many complain about on the receiving end.

Today’s Aquarius birthday are also unconventional when it comes to love and romance. You stay so busy that you hardly have time for love. You do not stop long enough to know if you want a casual “friendship” or something that is long-term.

When it comes to your friends or making new ones, they should know that you are unique! You may have problems with commitment. If you want a good friend, Aquarius you are the best. You are loyal and will do anything for your friends. You should know, that marriage will not necessarily take your freedom away but rather enhance your quality of life.

You may relate to a different element from what your Sun Sign / Zodiac Sign element is. Take this in-depth four elements personality quiz to understand it.

An Aquarian lover will spoil his mate! You are lively and enjoy being different. There is no limit to what you would not do for your partner. That kind of thinking is what will bond you and your lover together.

Once you have settled on the idea of marriage, Aquarius, you should know that your lover would not disappoint you. But try an extended engagement so you can reach your full potential and have a successful partnership or marriage. If you do this, you should be able to prevent heartbreak predicts your love compatibility by date of birth analysis.

February 10 birthday personality are active Aquarians. Your health is usually pretty good. You are too active to gain weight although you think you have. You should learn to relax. You stress too much over the smallest of things, Aquarius. Being relaxed is the key to success.

Meditation could help or aromatherapy. They have many mood-altering techniques available. This will more than likely increase your sensitivity and your creative approach to matters. The future of the person who born on 10 February will involve a lot of imagination.

February 10 horoscope predicts your career options are way too many to concentrate on one issue, but perhaps it is wise to choose one at a time. You have a feel for unity and would work best within a group of people. You feel right at home Aquarius, having the leading role. You have natural leadership qualities.

Your birthday horoscope predicts that you are most radiant and people seem to flock to you. The attraction makes you more in demand than others, Aquarius. If you choose to work alone, then look at one of your hobbies as a money-making opportunity. You work behind the camera but have you ever thought of being in front of it. If you focus, Aquarius, your possibilities are endless.

Let us mention just a couple of character flaws, Aquarius. If you see that a love relationship will take away your freedom, you will leave. You may want to find out why are you jealous of others that have found companionship when you run from it.

February 10 zodiac says that you meet people, but nothing ever comes of it. Perhaps the solution to this is that you should communicate, express your wants and needs and accept people for who they are. It is after all, what you ask of others.

Take down a few of those mental barriers and let love in. I know you will be happy with the findings. There is harmony in numbers with a steady progress report.

In conclusion, February 10 astrology analyzes that you want to have special relationships and like the process of courtship but you need your freedom as well.

Those born on this date are quick learners. You are a smart cookie, Aquarius. You enjoy being spontaneous but may not have the patience for conflicts because you did not properly plan.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 10

This Day That Year – February 10 In History

1535 – In Amsterdam twelve Anabaptist run through the streets naked
1863 – Alanson Crane of Virginia is granted a patent for first US fire extinguisher
1933 – The end of Marxism under Hitler’s rule
1947 – Peace treaties are signed to end WW II

February 10 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 10 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

February 10 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that represents independence, originality, intelligence, and rebellion.

February 10 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol For The Aquarius Star Sign

February 10 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Wheel of Fortune. This card symbolizes the cycle of life, your Karma and destiny. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Swords and King of Cups.

February 10 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Aries: This is a happy-go-lucky relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Leo: This is an unstable and unpredictable relationship.

See Also:

February 10 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This is some creation that shows leadership, determination, and strength.
Number 3 – This is a happy number that stands for optimism, luck and creativity.

Lucky Colors For February 10 Birthday

Orange: This is an invigorating color that symbolizes happiness, encouragement, and communication.
Purple: This is a spiritual color that stands for sensitivity, imagination, and fulfillment.

Lucky Days For February 10 Birthdays

Saturday – This is the day of planet Saturn that signifies the need to be patient to complete your tasks.
Sunday – This is the day of the Sun that represents creative energy, authority, determination, and confidence.

February 10 Birthstone

Your birthday gemstone is Amethyst which heals you spiritually and is good for insomnia and bone related problems.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gift For People Born On February 10

A computer software for the man and a romantic novel for the woman. The February 10 birthday horoscope foretells that you love technology and romance at the same time.

Weekly Horoscope, Sunday 9- Saturday 15

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This week we have Valentine’s Day, but have you ever wondered how it got started? According to Encyclopedia Britannica: “The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day.” Wow! Fertility rites! And they chose couples by lottery! (I think this is also the origin of the phrase, “Your number is up!”)

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a popular week! Enjoy schmoozing and interacting with clubs and organizations. Your ruler Mars is at the top of your chart, which arouses your ambition. This influence will last for six weeks and it occurs only once every two years so use it! Mercury retrograde will help you because it…

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February 9th Birthday Horoscope

People Born On February 9: Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius

FEBRUARY 9 birthday horoscope predicts that you are shrewd and calculating when it comes to business. You are always armed and ready for whatever conflicts come your way. After all, the February 9 zodiac sign is Aquarius. You do not take no for an answer.

You are a homebody but not necessarily a couch potato. February 9 personality value art and entertaining or mingling with people. You love music. You enjoy the attention you receive from others. Aquarians born on this day are joyful people.

February 9 birthday personality, your leadership abilities extend from your family values, and you apply those disciplines to your environment. It is likely that you and your mother have a close relationship.

Perhaps, you had to step up and help your mother as a child because your father was not there. You know how to handle financial woes. You, whose birthday is February 9, are capable of taking care of yourselves.

You may relate to a different element from what your Sun Sign / Zodiac Sign element is. Take this in-depth four elements personality quiz to understand it.

What your birthday says about you is that people value your opinion. You are motivated, strong-minded, and cooperative. You are quick-tempered, and you can be aggressive. Aquarians will use that same passion to educate others.

February 9 birthday personality traits could influence your ability to make and to save money. This up and down period could be blamed on the stars or the rain, but more than likely, it is you. Aquarius zodiac sign people need to focus on more opportunities to increase positive cash rewards.

February 9 horoscope predicts that you should be careful when creating certain situations that could prove difficulties for you later. You are likely to be misinterpreted by some folks. You could suffer because either you have an attention deficit to personal relationships or you may be the target of gossip.

Your efforts to make good conversation could be muffled by the sounds of your prudent ways. Although you may enjoy certain aspects of a challenge, choose your battles, dear Aquarius. You could pick your associations a little more carefully.

You, Aquarius, are romantic as is seen in your birthday personality. You appreciate the beauty of it all. The flowers, the scent, and warmth coming from the candles and the feeling that no one else matters but you and your partner.

February 9 birthday personality are compassionate. But sometimes, you can detach yourself from relationships that seemingly would bring you joy. Aquarius, you can separate yourself from a situation just as quickly as you attached yourself. This works in your favor as well as against you.

February 9 Aquarius, your instinctive knowledge to take the right course of action is sound. You work well stabilizing this method of logic and intuition. It avoids wasting your time or projects that are useless or without purpose.

You, Aquarius, are steadfast and determined to complete any task that you may start. As steady progress is made, you gain even more confidence to start new projects. You are ready to take risks. The future of person who born on 9 February will be full of happiness.

On the other hand, the tension over financial matters Aquarius will be lessened as you take charge of your own money. You are creative, and you will find the necessary compromise. Based on the February 9 astrology analysis you can attract financial stability and opportunities with successful outcomes.

Authority figures weigh in heavy on your list of favorites. People with an Aquarius birthday your awareness of special interest groups is favored throughout the community. The transition is independent of other activities that you are involved in. You look forward to a significant change in progress. This can get you motivated and closer to reaching your personal goals.

February 9 personality are applauded for their health-conscious attitude. They were brought up on natural foods and believed in the old fashion way of harvesting. Aquarians trust their judgments when it comes to being fit. You think there are medicines in herbs. You think that medical doctors are not the only ones with cures.

In conclusion, Aquarius with a February 9 birthday, you attract money and people with money but you need to get a handle on your spending sprees. You will be able to enjoy life with your partner. You are often misread and because of this, you need to pick your friends more carefully. Natural foods have always been a big part of your lifestyle, not just a trend.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 9

This Day That Year – February 9 In History

1499 – France and Venice sign treat against Milan
1621 – Alexander Ludovisi is nominated as Pope Gregory XV
1895 – WG Morgan of Massachusetts introduces the volleyball
1940 – Arturo Godoy loses to Joe Lewis in a fight for the heavyweight boxing title

February 9 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 9 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

February 9 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that symbolizes sudden changes and breaking down of old beliefs and systems.

February 9 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol For The Aquarius Horoscope Sign

February 9 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hermit. This tarot card shows that this is the time for introspection, solitude and analytical thinking. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Swords and King of Cups.

February 9 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Gemini: This is the perfect match between two energetic people with similar thinking. You are not compatible with people born under Capricorn: A relationship that has very little in common.

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February 9 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This number stands for diplomacy, flexibility, caring, and sensitivity.
Number 9 – This is a humanitarian number which is artistic and imaginative.

Lucky Colors For February 9 Birthday

Red: This is a strong color that symbolizes energy, motivation, confidence, and energy.
Turquoise: This color stands for excellent communication, balance and clear thinking.

Lucky Days For February 9 Birthday

Saturday – Ruled by planet Saturn. It symbolizes completion, prevention, delays, and patience.
Tuesday – Ruled by the Mars. It stands for aggression, passion, energy, and enthusiasm.

February 9 Birthstones

Amethyst is a clairvoyant gemstone that helps improve your psychic skills and calm your mind.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 9

Rock concert tickets for the man and a vibrant dress for the woman. The February 9 birthday horoscope predicts that you love glamor and color in your life.

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Drawing down the Moon 

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Drawing down the Moon (also known as drawing down the Goddess) is a central ritual in many contemporary Wiccan traditions. During the ritual, a coven’s High Priestess enters a trance and requests that the Goddess or Triple Goddess, symbolized by the Moon, enter her body and speak through her. The High Priestess may be aided by the High Priest, who invokes the spirit of the Goddess. During her trance, the Goddess speaks through the High Priestess.

The name most likely comes from a depiction of two women and the moon on an ancient Greek vase, believed to date from the second century BCE.

In classical times of ancient Greece, ancient Thessalian witches were believed to control the moon, according to the tract: “If I command the moon, it will come down; and if I wish to withhold the day, night will linger over my head; and again, if I wish to embark on the sea, I…

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THE DREAM WORLD OF A WITCH

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15th April 2019

A 75 year old would have spent 9,125 days of their life sleeping!

In the ancient Hellenic world, dreaming, sleeping and death were considered all related, literally.

Nyx- (night) was the mother of brothers Oneiros- (dream), Hypnos- (sleep) and Thanatos- (death). All are related in mythology, in spirituality and religion. The rebirth, to die the philosopher’s death, the Shamanic death, the Tibetan Bardo Thodol etc…. The key is the symbolic death of leaving the old you and walking in the path of the awakened one. In fact that is what the word Buddha literally translates into, the ‘Awakened’.

Dying to sleep…..

In Tibetan Buddhism, dreams and death are considered to be very similar, much like the ancient Hellenic point of view. Dreaming is used by healers to diagnose and treat disease. These healers are the conduit between humans and spirits to…

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