the term recipe in the most general sense.
In these pages, the term recipe can refer to foodstuffs OR to spells & potions.
To me, the very word conjures up a host of comforting and intriguing images.
see the Maiden--
brewing potions in a secret glade,
becoming sure-footed as she walks
the narrow path of,
'An it harm none, do what ye will.
She labors to learn to tend herself.
|I see theMother--
spending countless hours
contentedly crafting nourishment
for both the body and soul.
Her work is wrought .in a cluttered
but tidy home,
amidst the music of dear voices in need.
She labors to learn to tend her loves.
|I see the Crone--
bent over a cauldron big enough
to hold the needs of the world.
She works, night or day, when she wills. She stands,
alone or with companions,
as she chooses.
She is unbound
by convention or environment.
She labors to learn to tend All.
are all of these women.
We have need of the knowledge of those that came before so that we may go about our work.
The recipes on the following pages are collected from a multitude of sources.
the recipe's original author
set pen to paper to record it, or passed it orally to another,
she gave it to the collective.
And so we are blessed by our inheritance . . .
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