Kitchen Witch: Squash

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(Curcurbita spp.)

Element: Fire

Energies: Spirituality

Lore:

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.

Magical uses:

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