The Magick of Food 1


Written by Priestess Hypatia

For Coven Life back in 5/12/2119

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 something missing. A feeling I just couldn’t describe.

Much later yet another movie ‘Chocolat’ with Juliet Binoche triggered that feeling I had many years before. One that ignites a passion filled with magick even at the thought of collecting and put together ingredients. It’s like an alchemical process, transforming a simple meal from the mundane into the magickal.

If anyone is familiar with such movies like ‘A Touch of Spice’ and even the esteemed and rather accurate animation ‘Ratatouille’ you will understand how food can have such a sensory and psychological impact.  Using simple fresh and whole ingredients, grown, stored, prepared and cooked with love, it can truly become memorable, one that will transform your existence.

Time Out

Many years in the Industry running and owning restaurants, then going on to training Chefs, I decided to take a sabbatical from cooking and do some study. Of course, I thought, the next logical stage was Nutrition. Becoming a Clinical Nutritionist has allowed me to look at the actual alchemical process of food and its effects on the human body mind and soul. I loved the pathophysiological aspect of food however my interest in the spiritual aspect of food was far greater.

Putting it all Together

My dedicated spiritual vocation over the years has given me the privilege to look deep into my soul aspect and discover my 2 loves. Spirituality and Nutrition. Now, alongside Clinical Nutrition, I also practice Spiritual Nutrition.

Spiritual Nutrition allows me to look at an individual in a more holistic manner. It takes more than vitamins, minerals and nutrients to heal an ill body. There is a deep psych attached to the element of food, one that takes us back to our first ancestors who walked this earth. Food has been associated with the human psyche since the beginning of time. It is used in many spiritual practices as offering to the spirits, ancestors, Gods, etc.

There is an intimate connection to food with humans since the hunter- gatherer times, one that brings people together in the planting, harvest, preparing and of course eating. Festivals are created and centered on the foods that are harvested during a season, it nourishes our entire existence and feeds our mind, body and soul, so how can this NOT be magick. Simply put food IS magick, it is a gift from the Gods themselves, this is one of the reasons we have harvest festivals, perform offerings and sacrifices. Such practices have been and will continue to be honored throughout millennia.

Keep it Real!

It is important to me and many others I suspect to keep food real. Steering away from artificial, highly processed and even packaged food. Anything that has an ingredient label attached to it I seriously try and avoid if I can. Anything that is unethical, mass produced, artificial and genetically modified all for the convenience of the corporate company. Supporting local farmers and local stores that supply locally grown produce is all part of my ethos, I also encourage my clients to do so.

Society has drifted so far away from the reality of what food actually is. Food is sacred, not a mass produced lump of dead nutrients that is treated with disrespect. Our soil and atmosphere are being over polluted and over planted, developing a deficiency that is being transferred into the food we eat. They then try to compensate by adding artificial fertilizers to the soil killing the natural process. Planting GMO foods that only are good for one harvest, confusing the wildlife, the bees, the trees and of course all the other animals including us humans.

As a result the Great Mother becomes ill and of course as we are an extension of Her existence so do we become ill including everything that she has gifted to us. Our food is making us sick, in fact I just finished attending a lecture with convincing scientific evidence of such shameful global practices.  Bringing diseases to the forefront in epidemic proportions such as autoimmune, inflammatory, psychological, pathophysiological, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies in first world countries, malnourished and deformities as a result, cancers, Hormonal imbalances and the list just goes on. This is NOT reality, the reality is that we all have an ability to live a long healthy good quality life, this is a fact not an assumption. In Haiti one of the poorest countries in the world, they refuse assistance from Monsanto (a global food abomination) because their crops are all GMO. The people from Haiti know all too well of the effects of what such food companies and practices can do to their existence.

Can a Diet have an Impact on our Spirituality?

Once we become aware of our actual connection to food, nourishment or human nutrition takes on a spiritual aspect. Growing our own food to harvest and cook is very powerful magick indeed and most definitely impacts on our spirituality. It’s like growing your own herbs, drying them and using them in potions, lotions or a sacred incense during ritual, far more powerful than buying online from a mass produced herbal supplier. How can the magick of your herbs take effect if the energy is wrong to begin with? You plant them, nurture them, and care for them, sharing your own essence. Everything we do, everything we are is energy, one that comes from a pure light source. Just look up and you will see this grand ball of energy called the Sun. Plants thrive in a conducive environment, just like people, science has proven this over and over again.

Food is the same, they too are plants. They should be planted at certain times of the year, in fact looking at the Farmers Armagnac calendar one can see even at certain times of the month what is required, this is called bio dynamic planting. It allows the plant to be at its best, ridding it of disease and producing the best possible food, it is the exact same effect on our body. If this isn’t spell work, I don’t know what is!

The Ancients

The Pythagorean’s- about 600BC believed that a healthy diet contributes to a higher sense of being, encouraging and leading one to a path of enlightenment, a healthy body equates to a higher spiritual being, a cleaner essence and a pure thought. This is what they call the light body. It is through these pure thoughts that one develops their soul aspect or as the ancient Greeks called the Psyche. The ancient Greeks had a maxim- Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habit, your habit becomes your character your character becomes your fate, and no one can escape their fate.

Mind, Body, Soul Connection

Modern spirituality calls this the ‘Mind, Body, Soul connection’. The reality is that the pure light body is not a metaphysical speculative pseudoscience. The ancients knew what they were talking about. Modern science has discovered something called Bio photons- These are actual’ bits of light’ energy found in all living plants and animals that also include humans. These ’bits of light’ have been proven to play a vital role in supporting the health and well-being of cells and the immune system. Without these ‘Bits of light’ our body becomes ill, our mind becomes ill and our soul then becomes ill.

REMEMBER you are what you eat! If you eat food filled with light then that is what you will become.

In the following articles I will be introducing simple food sources and their benefits to the ‘Mind, Body and Soul’.

Bon Appetite!

The Magick of Food 6


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Garlic

garlic-watercolor-illustration-irina-sztukowskiWritten By Priestess Hypatia

For Coven Life

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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My Thoughts on Immigration


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Are we so set on becoming bigger and better than the other person that we don’t care what happens to our children? I may not approve of the thousands upon THOUSANDS of illegal immigrants flowing over our borders, but damn people this is enough!! If they are running to us to escape things such as this, shouldn’t we help support them or perhaps somehow show them some support without giving them the ‘keys to the kingdom’ and letting them in here to stay? Half of them will end up on Welfare System where the taxpayers will be ever further burdened than they already are now.

Oh, I am sure that there will be a million scathing retorts to this entry, but before we can help others, we really should start work on helping ourselves people. We have our own disabled, veterans, homeless, children who need homes and people who are unable to have children that deserve to adopt them and give them the care that they need. When it comes to the people getting the blame at the border for all of the sick kids dying well its rather a hard thing to prevent when and if they were sick way before their arrival. I don’t think that you can prevent something if it is too far gone and you have illiterate or badly educated parents/family. They need to get support at the place they are immigrating from I should think before we are so overrun we cannot even help ourselves. We should help ourselves first as I have been saying and close our borders indefinitely. My husband who is a Hispanic is also a veteran of our United States Navy and he feels the same way as I do.

Online Gaming —- Go get ’em!


“Immortal Day” “World of Warcraft” and “DiabloIII”

I love playing games online. There are lots of people out there that may think that it must be nice to just sit and play online games. Sure they might seem a wee bit difficult at first but just hang in there and you will end up with a lot of extras in the end!

the character Lady Rivyn Cerridwyn Gold from IMMORTAL DAYS, a totally FREE online playing game! Try it anytime!

The game that I play online now is called “Immortal Day”

While being a Game Master and dealing with Account Investigations it was fun. Sometimes LMAO. The entire time I was at Blizzard Entertainment that is what I did. I investigated everytime a player would report either their account or the possibility of either their friend, guildmate’s account being compromised/hacked. Their guild bank had been robbed — you name it, I investigated it! Hahahaaa

People like Blizzard can afford to get the resources to go after those who hack accounts.

The first thing would be to run an ip check on the account for the past 30 days to see what the account history looked like and see if it matched the actual registered account information. A lot of times there would be a lot of account sharing which is against policy so we would lock the account and let the account owner know when, why, how etc. in order to reclaim their account once again. I would then action/ban/lock depending on the nature of the compromise of the account . I would then restore the hacked account of everything that was lost,

From our mouths to the goddess’ ears! 🙂

I cannot decide if I want to put up the Foreward and First Chapter to my second Novel that has yet been titled or to start my recipe section. Or maybe a funny comical section containing lots of hysterical memes or pictures that cause you to burst out laughing? Help me make a decision folks!!

Decisions, decisions decisions!