Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Visible and the Invisible
I am a Kitchen Witch. Many people think this is a 'lesser' kind of Craft because it uses simple things. I use things I have around the house for my spells. I rarely buy a spell component. I can make a protection spell out of an old bottle, nails, and vinegar. I can make spells out of yarn. Everybody forgets knot magick is a powerful art, thousands of years old. Or maybe they know it until you want to the tie the wind with cheap, store-bought acrylic yarn. It's one thing to read about magick and quite another to do it. This is why I became a Kitchen Witch- I didn't have everything a spellbook called for. You really figure out what works and what doesn't when you have to DO the work.
To me, all magick falls into two categories, Visible magick which uses lots of 'props' and Invisible magick which is secret. There are a million things in between like burning incense to cleanse a space. People can see the incense, they can smell it, but they might not realize why it's burning. They don't know your intent.
Most people want the Visible magick. The want the candles, the long robes, the stones, and the herbs. There's nothing wrong with this. I like these things too. But we often forget, we are the magick.
Sometimes ordinary objects become tools. This is also a veiling. It falls into the Invisible because if it were seen it probably would go unnoticed.
You probably wouldn't see evidence of magick if you came to my house. But the magick is there because I am here. I don't know if I look like a Witch or not. This is what comes to some people's minds when they think of a Witch:
What makes our homes home is how we feel about the place. This is the real art of the Kitchen Witch, to make every little thing magick. Even if no one sees it.