The Magickal Aspects of Cinnamon and Cassia
Flavor my wine, and spice my tea.
Cinnamon my love, you shall always be.
Cinnamon is one of the most, if not the most ancient of spices. It is said that Cinnamon bridges the gap between sweet and savory making it a very versatile spice, suitable for a variety of dishes.
This unique and fragrant spice is the harvested inner bark of trees from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamomum verum is usually considered “true cinnamon”, while most cinnamon products are derived from related species, known as “cassia”.
Cassia and “true cinnamon” are members of the genus Cinnamomum in the Lauraceae family. This relation (at least in most circles) makes both Cassia and Cinnamon interchangeable. Cassia is often referred to and sold as Cinnamon more often than “true cinnamon”.
You can tell the difference between the two by the color and thickness of their quills, or sticks. Cassia is thicker and darker in color, while “true cinnamon” is lighter in color, and thinner. The flavors and scents are also dead giveaways. Cassia has a much stronger “cinnamon” scent and flavor compared to “true cinnamon”.
Cinnamon has been made into anointing oils, and is an effective tool for lifting or increasing one’s personal power, psychic abilities, and spiritual connectedness.
Cinnamon does not stop there. Burn it as an incense or use it in a sachet to raise spiritual vibrations, ensure protection, draw money, speed healing, attract love, and induce lust.
Although I love to simmer and burn cinnamon for its fragrance, I also like to use cinnamon in Magickal recipes. Since it is so versatile between savory and sweet dishes, it provides flexibility and effectiveness for a variety of spells and rituals.
CINNAMON: personal & spiritual power, spirituality, healing, success/victory, protection, love, luck, lust, strength, and prosperity.
Venus, Aphrodite, Mercury, Dionysus, Apollo, Miletus… to name a few…
When In Season:
Year round when dried
Elixirs containing Cinnamon were used in a variety of areas related to vitality, youth, and restoring vigor. A remedy for upset stomach includes Cinnamon, Ginseng, and Milk. Cinnamon also has antiseptic properties making it great for oral care, including relief from mouth sores. Other uses and properties include antifungal, antibacterial, antacid, and anti-inflammatory.
Magick & Spell Work:
The resourcefulness of cinnamon shines even more brightly when you use it in spell work and rituals. You can burn it, eat it, simmer it, place it in sachets, wear it, and more.
Burn cinnamon as an incense to raise spiritual vibrations, aid in healing, draw money, stimulate psychic powers, and produce protective barriers or vibrations.
Use the essential oil for anointing the third eye for spiritual awareness and clarity. Keep in mind that cinnamon essential oil is very strong and can cause reactions on skin. It is a good idea to dilute cinnamon oil with a mild carrier oil before applying to skin.
Ground cinnamon rubbed over the hands on Sunday will ensure victory.
Place cinnamon stick in sachets to power spell work related to success, money, love, lust, protection, and more.
Cinnamon is a great accompaniment for most types of spell work as it boost personal power, making spells more effective and potent.
Add cinnamon to your coffee, tea, wine, fruit, meats, and more. It is great for baking, roasting, sautéing, simmering, steeping, and fermenting.
Store in its whole or quill form in a cool, dark-tightly sealed glass container. Grind just before use, to ensure the best flavor. Whole cinnamon quills, when stored properly, can last years compared to the pre-ground versions that must be replaced every few months.
Home and Ritual Décor:
Cinnamon quills are used to scent and accent the home via items from wreaths, and center pieces to brooms. Use the quills to decorate altars to add an additional punch to any spell or ritual work.
Recipe for Success Spell Work
When Cinnamon is burned or smoldered it raises and stimulates a variety of powers, including personal and physic power. This makes cinnamon a valuable and necessary tool in any Witches’ kitchen.
This spell is for matters concerning your victory or success in a specific situation.
Cinnamon will be use in two ways, smoldered and eaten. The main focus will be on the cinnamon as a potent focal point or ignition source for your spell. The other ingredients will assist in the success of the spell and create delicious cookies.
I hope this inspires you to use cinnamon more often in spell work, especially Magickal recipes!
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I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute of it. Okay… well, enjoying nearly every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where food, spirituality play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach different cooking classes for adults on subjects of making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable and efficient, recipe creation, and how to make cooking a part of your Magickal and spiritual practice.
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