I have an interest in kitchen, cottage, and traditional witchery. I feel like I’m passed the initial beginner Wicca stage and entering into mature witchy level.*
I’ve practiced some sort of Wiccan-influenced witchcraft for about 15 years off and on, and I’ve come to realize that’s it’s not really for me. I think I want to have less ceremony and more earthy/dirty practice. Sometimes I wish that I didn’t start out reading books from Wiccan-influenced authors, but began with a traditional feel.
I’ve lived with my husband in our house for about 3 years and I finally feel that I can make this house a home for me. I like what kitchen witchery and cottage witchery has to offer, but I don’t think I’d personally label myself a kitchen witch because I don’t practice in the kitchen or a cottage witch because we don’t live in a cottage. I think homespun witch is a better label. I’d even go as far as stop calling myself a pagan – even though technically, I am. I feel like that label is bound up with the term “Wicca.” After all, Wicca is the modern pagan witchcraft.
What do you think?
Anyway, I’ve never had a place to call my own. I’ve always lived in homes for about 3 to 5 years and have to move out, but I’ve always been attracted to some kind of home -based witchery. So, in effort to create a foundation in this kind of craft I have some summer goals.
So, my goals for this summer is to crochet a mojo bag for divination rocks and bones, practice some sort of kitchen witchery like make teas or bake bread (or something), and make the foundation for my craft by creating a witches notebook. Now, I have a physical notebook, but at this moment, I’m vacationing with my husband and I have zero witchy items (besides the herbs I bought on the ride over) so I found a cool notebook app for my phone and my kindle.** Right now I just have notebooks titled “history”, “spellbound”, and “general.” I would ever if there’s a way to share them on a WordPress blog.
Honestly, I’ve never gotten into cooking – that’s always been my husband’s thing – but I think I never enjoyed cooking because I didn’t have a place to cook.
*Not that Wicca is not a mature path. I feel that outer court Wicca (the Wicca in published books) is mostly for beginners.
**I don’t usually buy electronic devices for myself. Both of these items were hand-me-down gifts. The notebook app is from the company Zoho.