Food *Gift from the Gods*

***Ritual Uses of Foods

All ritual starts with an intention and the way magic works is that through certain steps you are able to manifest your intention. Try to always prepare and cook foods that you enjoy, as you are preparing food not only is it necessary to cook with intention, it is also necessary to visualize what magical outcome that you are working towards, by doing this you are igniting the energies within the food and within yourself. As you eat your magic food be fully present and make sure you are thinking about that which you wish to conjure, make sure you are visualizing your ultimate magic outcome.

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Atare = Agbon = Odidere…

The Magic of Ataré…Grains of Paradise = Alligator Pepper 

Ataré, aka Guinea Pepper is so called because it is a native plant from the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Other common names for this spice are Guinea grains, melegueta pepper, and grains of paradise.  Alligator pepper is a West African spice which corresponds to the seeds and seed pods of Aframomum Danielli.

Guinee pepper is a close relative of grains of paradise, obtained from the closely related species, Aframomum Melegueta. However, unlike grains of paradise which are generally sold as only the seeds of the plant, alligator pepper is sold as the entire pod containing the seeds.

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VULTURE = Earth Magic Spirits

                               ***   Myths and Secrets   ***

The Vulture is a very powerful totem. Its cycle of power is year-round. If you have a Vulture as a spirit guide or totem, it can show you how to use energy powerfully and efficiently. It glides effortlessly on the winds, soaring to extraordinary heights while using little or no energy. The Vulture skillfully employs already existing air currents against the pull of gravity, symbolizing the distribution of energy so that gravity do not weigh it  down. In the process the Vulture does not use its own energy, but the energies of the earth instead, or the natural order of Things. The Vulture is a promise that all hardship was temporary and necessary for a higher purpose.

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BEADS = Precious Ornaments…

     “It is the beads that makes the buttocks to shake”

== Physical: The beads the waistband is made up of is rubbed with some local herb or made up of some healing stone that is believed to stop menstrual pains or cramps, lower abdominal problems, or womb malfunction. The usage of beads especially waist bead in W/Africa is widespread across the various nationalities that make up the nation. There are similarities and peculiarities in their usage.

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Metaphor of Fire…

 

*** Purifying & Burning Away Our Impurities ***

When The Fire Is Fed… Its Character Is Remodeled = Its Glory Rises & Shines.  

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We Are Pure Light…. Just the presence of light causes darkness to simply  not exist. The definition of darkness is the absence of light. Where there is no light, darkness abides. When light appears, darkness cannot abide – there is no choice in the matter because it is a universal dynamic. Light dispels darkness. Light does not cause darkness to flee – it causes it to dissipate. The brighter the light, the less there is of darkness. Shades of grey are not the diminishing of light but of the darkness dissipating. When you walk down the street at night, you don’t see darkness shining into the buildings, you see light shining out into the darkness, absorbing it and causing that darkness to become light. Darkness has not, will not, nor will it ever overcome light. Darkness is absorbed or, it can be said, embraced by the light thus overcoming darkness.

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Secrets of Water…

***I Tell You The Truth, No One Can Enter The Kingdom of God Unless He/She is Born of Water & The Spirit…

*** Water is a mystical element that can transform our lives if we are willing to open heart and mind to its gifts. No matter what the specific health or fitness goal, one cannot achieve the maximum benefit from any health program without drinking the right kind of water in the proper amount. Without sufficient water to constantly wet all parts, your body’s drought-management system kicks into action. When histamine and its subordinate “drought managers” come across pain-sensing nerves, they cause pain.

Many religions also consider particular sources or bodies of water to be sacred or at least auspicious.

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