Wednesday, May 06, 2009

OKRAnomic Magick

Dear Mrs Lexa Rosean,
Does Okra due to its green color have any known Magickal attributes?
-Daniel B

Thanks for the great question. Okra is a wonderful food & unfortunately an
oversite not to include in my book The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients.
You are correct in calling attention to the green color of Okra. Many green colored foods (including Okra) can be worked with to draw fertility/prosperity. Seeded plants (such as grapes) are also used in money rituals and Okra contains white seeds which makes it especially good for cleansing and removing financial obstacles. Okra is one of the main staples of "soul food" and was also known as slave food. Unfortunately we are all (rich and poor), slaves to the current global economic problems and all of us could use a good infusion of Okra into our diets.
The fruit (vegetable) is also phallic shaped and that makes it a prime ingredient for sex magick. But perhaps the most magickal quality of "Gumbo" or Okra is it's texture. The uniquely sticky gooey characteristic that often turns folks off from eating it is exactly the reason why Okra yields such powerful spiritual benefits. Cook Okra in seafood gumbo for comfort, protection, and sustenance during hard times (regardless of the lunar cycle). It acts as a thickening agent on the spiritual level just as it does on the physical plane and will help to stretch whatever resources you have to cover your expenses until better times come along. It is good for getting jobs, money & financial opportunities to stick to you! Eat it on a new moon (and during waxing moon cycles) when looking for work or when you are freelancing and want to get return clients or referrals.
Okra is a member of the cotton family and has strong communication vibrations. Eat on Wednesday to help bring business from advertising. The cottons also ward off poverty, so eat anytime you feel in financial danger or hang and dry Okra flowers or fruit over the hearth to protect from financial disaster.
Finally, as I mentioned, the amazing Okra also has some special "tantric" properties. Eat pickled okra to last longer in bed. Cook okra with stewed tomatoes on a full moon and feed to a lover to keep him/her faithful and to give a "sticktuitiveness" to the relationship. It can also be eaten after a miscarriage to insure that the next pregnancy will stick and the woman will safely carry to full term. In this case, the okra should be sliced so the seeds are exposed, lightly sauteed with olive oil or butter and sea salt and shared by the couple on a new moon.
Hail & Blessings to the Okra - a gift of Mother Earth infused with Magickal attributes!

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