Sourced from the bounty of Mother Earth, charmed with a prayer, branded by transformative fire and immersed in grape seed oil and melted beeswax for protection; when combined with your intentions, these Kitchen Wands support an environment within which to create your magic
If you have ever felt you would like to have a wand but were too “mature” for such things; if you have wanted to explore cooking food from a different perspective, one where you are an integral part of the process or just secretly wished you could have been part of Dumbledore’s Army, then Kitchen Wands are the perfect way to make your cake and eat it too.
Kitchen Wands are available in a selection of thirteen images all etched on beechwood, a wood connected to learning, healing and sustenance.
These spoons are intended for using. Kitchen Wands are laser engraved on the front bowl of the spoon, right way up when in your hand, ready to create. How seriously you take this is up to you.
The Story of Energy
There are several ways dip your toe in the subject of subtle energy.
Masaru Emoto, published a book in 1990, The Message from Water. He called the energy Hado and wrote “Hado creates words. Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. This is the root of the universe.”
Dr. Emoto’s Hado theory postulates that, ‘since all phenomena are at heart, resonating energy, by changing the vibration we can change the substance’.
On a different note, The Institute of Neotic Science, had similar results produced through an experiment that allowed people to rate happiness. In a double blind test, it was determined that chocolate infused with positive intention effected peoples feelings. You can find the full story at noetic.org in the research project section under chocolate and mood.
From a cooking perspective, Mariel Hemmingway, in her book, Mariel’s Kitchen includes in the final chapter some thoughts on the sacredness of food. She writes “the energy that was put into the food stays with us and moves into our cells, into our sense of self”.
Mariel also comments, “Throughout history, in all sacred places, the ritual of food has a profound place in the connection to spirit. Whether in the preparation, the sacrament, the blessing, the intent, or the symbolism, cooking is understood to be a ritual of connection and devotion. Done consciously, it becomes sacred to the development of your sense of self and your connection to your bigger self, that part of you that is already perfect. Care for your inner environment by being aware of your participation in the outer environment, that place the sustenance comes from, and you feel a deeper connection to yourself as a unique expression of the divine.”
What is being said from a variety of perspectives is that cooking with positive intentions brings a uniquely important ingredient and that with intention, you can add immeasurably to your completed creation.
Several other cookbooks that offer additional thoughts from different perspectives are The Mystic Cookbook by Denis & Meadow Linn and Wisewoman’s Cookery by Shannon Loeber & Mary Elsie Edwards.
Enjoy the read.
The Story of Beech
The wood for our new handmade spoons is sourced from a protected, managed forest in Hungary.
Irish legends say that the God Ogma used beech wood on which to create his alphabet. Both Norse and Roman cultures carved messages onto Beech tablets. So it comes as no surprise that Beech was used in the making of our very first books as it reminded our ancestors of the value in preserving written knowledge for the benefit of future generations. The root of “book” and “beech” is, in many languages, the same word. This connection to wisdom and language is one of the reasons, words are always included in Kitchen Wand designs.
Similar to Buddhist prayer flags, there is also a practice of carving the words of a wish onto beech wood and placing it back in the earth. It is said that as the wood decays the wish will come to fruition. In the Victorian Language of Flowers, the meaning of beech tree is prosperity.
Beech is connected through past cultures and traditions to focus, divination, healing, meditation and protection. While oak may be the king of the forest, but to the Celts, beech is queen.
Your wand was infused with warmed grape seed oil and liquid beeswax. Care for your new beechwood Kitchen Wand with a massage of food grade oil as needed. Bathe in warm sudsy water without allowing it to soak. Putting it through a dishwasher will effect the finish. Over time your wand will show it has been used to create delicious offerings but as the image has been burned into the spoon it will always be part of your Kitchen Wand.
Take what resonates with you from the information above and feel free to leave the rest.
It is wonderful to have the choice!
All our current designs are just below. The inspiration behind each Kitchen Wand is easily available by clicking on the photo.
Please check back with the store yours was purchased from if another Kitchen Wand speaks to you or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.