Community Stew

It’s that time of year once more when Yarrow Coven puts on their annual Mabon camping trip. Though this year’s theme is different “Transformation and Fermentation” the Community Stew workshop led by Firewolf is still on the schedule.

It’s a fusion of traditions, from standard kitchen witchery technics, Stone soup, and twist on an old Samhain fire rite.

The point of the workshop is to gather everyone together and to focus our magick into one single dish to be shared by all. To infuse the dish with happiness, good health, and protection for our community during the darkness that is to come with winter. A shared meal created by everyone, for everyone, so even when we’re apart we remember we are always together. To strengthen our bonds as a community. A blessed dish of harvested foods, so that no one goes hungry during the cold season.

From start to finish each step will be drenched with the will of the community. At the beginning as everyone works together to peel, and chop ingredients, fusing each stroke with their intent. When we stand around the “cauldron” upon the open fire and toss in all the ingredients and give it a good whirl!

To the moments of time, we take to check on the bubbling brew. We give it a touch of love, a bit of attention as it’s given another stir.

These are the moments that magick is worked during this workshop. As we turn everyday mundane ingredients and transform them into a potion of sorts.

It’s a labor of love that results in a beautiful dish to sustain the soul and the gut once we all part ways.

To make this all possible it’s asked that everyone brings a knife to cut and chop with. An ingredient to add to the stew, such as a veggie, or herbs. ( Some examples are carrots, turnips, potatoes – any kind -, onions, garlic, rosemary, sage, leeks. You get the idea )

Be prepared to do energy work, and magick.

There will be a short period of time for explanations and time to center. It’s extremely important to have a clear mind that can focus on the task at hand.

There is usually always tons of stew left over, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring a storage dish to take some home. Share it with your loved ones, or others who weren’t able to attend this year’s Mabon. Spread the love and the protection.

The goal here is to look after one another, and what better way to do that, than with food.