Kitchen Witchery: clearing misconceptions
There seems to be a huge misconception as to what Kitchen Witchery is all about. Too many people seem to think that any one of these is a qualifying factor for being a Kitchen Witch:
Being a Kitchen Witch is about recognizing that all of the routine tasks that we must do each day are just further ways that magick can be utilized. It is knowing that just as everyday tasks can be magickal, so too can every day items. It is recognizing that no place can be truly clean psychically until it is clean physically. It's about being practical, resourceful, being able to construct a powerful spell simply with whatever you can sweep up off your floor, and if that means a bread tie, two cheerios, and a dust bunny, so be it! Being a Kitchen Witch means being the McGyver of the witchy world.
Kitchen Witchery is a home-centered practice and a home is a family-centered place. So in recognizing that magick permeates all aspects of one's life and using magick in all areas of the home, it is only natural that everyone in the family should become involved in this, after all, it's their home, too. Even small children can learn to stir happiness into a bowl of cake batter, or to say a short incantation while helping to water plants to help them grow.
And as far as being female goes: men can be Kitchen Witches, too. There is nothing about biological make-up that renders one more fit to wield a wooden spoon than anyone else. (And while we're on the subject, there's no reason why men can't be witches, cook awesome food, keep a clean house, or be devoted and caring fathers, either. The sexist cliches need to be mercilessly squashed.)
So, what are the marks of a Kitchen Witch:
* I feel the need to throw in a disclaimer here. Having a family/kids is not a requirement to be a Kitchen Witch.
Rather, a family is just another avenue of magickal expression available to the Kitchen Witch.
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