Since we have been talking about food this week I thought I would talk about one of the common foods in my house for Mabon.
Corn, well to be more exact cornbread.
The properties of corn that are used in the kitchen for magickal purposes are: on or off the cob, popped, cornmeal.
Corn is regarded as a food of prosperity, protection, and spirituality. During this time of year (Mabon and Samhain) hang red corn above your doorways. This will help protect the bounty that has been reaped during this harvest time. This bounty can take many forms. It could be a job promotion, major purchases such as a home, finely overcoming that hardship in life and things beginning to change for the best.
Other things corn is good used towards are:
It is said that if you eat yellow corn on the summer solstice it will help grant blessings of prosperity.
Looking to purify a space, blue cornmeal scattered about an area it said to do just that.
The corn on the cob is believed to represents the gods due to the phallic shape of the vegetable. By eating the corn on the cob it could help bring creative or sexual energy in that moment.
~*Kitchen Witch Wicki*~
*Some of this information was gathered from The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients By Lexa Rosean and Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen By Scott Cunningham*
*Background image provided by Lady Destiny and her garden*