Honey - the glorious nectar of the bees. One of the oldest foods known to man…and woman. Bees are incredibly magical and are often said to be messengers from the gods and the spirit world.
Honey is sacred to many gods including the Egyptian god Ra and the Greek goddesses Artemis and Demeter and the Hindu gods Vishnu and Krishna.
It is incredibly beneficial medicinally but also brings a good dollop of happiness with it.
Honey can be added to any spell work or any culinary recipe to sweeten someone’s mood or disposition.
Honey makes an excellent offering to the gods, the spirits and the Faerie world.
Add a drop of honey to incense blends to sweeten the mood.
Honey works well for happiness, love, prosperity and healing, it can also add a bit of zing to your love life too.
Tell it to the bees…they are great listeners…when a beekeeper died folklore says that the survivors must tell the bees of their keeper’s death and persuade them to stay rather than follow their keeper to the otherworld.
Anything important should be told to the bees such as marriages, births and other important events but make sure you whisper politely.
Bees are also considered to be an image of the human soul, perhaps due to their natural ability to find their way home from great distances…if my soul were in a bee it would still get lost!
And more importantly…honey is used to make mead which is absolutely delicious and wonderful to use in ritual and offerings…half a glass and I am away with the faeries…who actually like a drop of mead or honey as well…
In the Terry Pratchett Discworld stories the main witch Granny Weatherwax gets her news from the bees, the see all and know all (if you haven’t read any Discworld stories…then why not?...go and read one now!)
Honey Magical Properties:
Happiness, healing, love, prosperity, passion, spirituality, faerie
Element – Water, Earth
Gender – Feminine
Information from: A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Food by Rachel Patterson
Publication 26th June 2015
Food is magical, not just because of the amazing tastes, flavours and aromas but also for the magical properties it holds. The magic starts with the choice of food to use, be added in whilst you are preparing and cooking then the magic unfolds as people enjoy your food. Dishes can be created for specific intents, moon phases, and rituals, to celebrate sabbats or just to bring the magic into your family meal. Many food ingredients can also be used very successfully in magical workings in the form of offerings, medicine pouches, witches bottles and poppets. Let's work magic into your cooking...