Many Bangor area residents have heard the term “kitchen witch”, and some residents want to know more about kitchen witchery and how it is done. Kitchen witchery is a form of solitary witchcraft that is practiced at home while doing everyday household tasks. These witches are able to find something sacred, and/or magical, in every household task. Kitchen witches have a tendency to be very practical while dealing with magic and religion. They view the home, especially the kitchen, as a sacred place. They are also fond of their gardens and are able use their harvests for healing, and other magical purposes.
The art of kitchen witchery is sometimes passed from one generation of a family to the next. It is more common that a kitchen witch is self-taught. This is done by reading, web browsing, and trying new things to see if they work. There isn’t a lot written about this type of witchcraft, so trying new things is the most popular way to learn. Like other solitary witches, kitchen witches also self-initiate themselves into the craft.
Kitchen witches honor the goddess in all of her forms (the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone). Every household task that is completed is done to honor the goddess in one of her forms. Kitchen witches set up an altar in their kitchens. They use this altar as a way to honor the goddess.
According to The Kitchen Witch, there are many tasks associated with this type of witchcraft including; magical cooking, completing household tasks, honoring the goddess, the use of simple natural magic, honoring nature, making a magical garden, and being adept in arts and crafts.
Note: Bangor area residents who are interested in Pagan topics can visit the Bangor Public Library, or the Bangor Books a Million store. If traveling a few miles isn’t an issue that the Fire Sign store in Orono, Maine is another option.