Squash was cultivated in the Americas as early as 4000 B.C.E. Several American Indian tribes honored this plant. One striking Hopi kachina is depicted with a squash head, and squash-blossom necklaces are modern reminders of the original sacredness of this simple plant.
Eat this vegetable in dishes designed to increase awareness of the nonphysical reality around us. It is fine spirituality-inducing food. At
least for magical purposes, a squash is a squash, baked or fresh, acorn, hubbard, or zucchini