I had the idea of using a random object generator to give me spell ingredients, so that’s what I did for this challenge! The idea here is that I took five random objects and have to use them in a spell in one way or another. I think this is a great exercise in improvising and using what you have available to you. Also, I love the challenge of creating a random spell with random objects that I would probably never use!
I used a website to give me the random objects if you want to try this, too. It’s Random Object Generator. I chose to do five objects because I felt like that would be enough to build a decent spell but also enough random objects to challenge me a bit.
Here are my five objects:
- rolling pin
My immediate first thought was how the heck am I going to get a tiger for a spell?! But then I remembered that these are objects and do not have to be live animals – I can work with the spirit of the tiger, have an image of a tiger, or use the colors of a tiger. Those are all valid ways to utilize a tiger in spellwork. So, let’s breakdown each of these objects and come up with a spell!
statuette: This one is the most obvious to me. It is a statue of some kind, generally on the smaller scale when it comes to statues. Since the random object generator does not give me an image of what the statuette is, I will choose something that works well with the spell I create.
banana: Most delicious of fruits! Wait, is a banana a fruit? I have no clue! That probably sounds like a dumb question but techincally strawberries aren’t fruits either – and no one can decide on the tomato… Anyway, I have never used banana in a spell before for its magical properties. I have no idea what they are anyway, so let me see if I can figure it out! According to Plentiful Earth, bananas are good for resilience, change, wealth and prosperity, luck, sexual stamina in men, and a symbol for any phallic-needed symbolism.
tiger: In many cultures around the world, tigers are associated with strength, stamina, courage, and ambition. I can use this animal to call in the energies of the tiger for my spell.
rolling pin: My first thought is baking, so that is what I will use the rolling pin for. I am assuming, at this point, that it can be any old rolling pin. However, some people already have enchanted their kitchenware so I might go with that idea first!
wristwatch: This one stumped me. I don’t know very many people that still wear a watch because we all have smartphones. For me, I wear a watch but it’s also my FitBit – does that count? Anyway, watches stand for time, obviously, but can also point to wealth, patience, and timing.
So, with all of these ingredients, what the heck am I going to make? My immediate thought went to baking because of the rolling pin. But then I had to figure out what to bake that involved banana. So, that was easy, actually. I tend to eat a vegan diet (mostly plant-based but never any meat) and bananas can be used to replace eggs in a lot of baking dishes. I found a very basic vegan sugar cookie recipe to make sure this would work. Instead of the applesauce in the recipe, I would substitute for the banana.
Now that I know what I would create for the spell, I have to figure out what the spell is actually for. In this case, I think I want to combine the image of the tiger with a tiger statue (or a small tiger figure – that’s not cheating, right?). So that takes care of two of my objects in one.
This spell will then be for cookies made for resilience and prosperity. The tiger will symbolize strength and courage. The wristwatch will symbolize wealth and good luck. The banana will bring in the reslience and prosperity. Then the rolling pin will be used to roll out the cookie dough, enter a meditative state, and chant the incantation.
Gather the ingredients you need for the spell and the cookies. I am not going to rehash the recipe here because you can substitue literally any recipe that calls for eggs and just use banana instead.
Place the tiger figure and the wristwatch near the bowl where you are going to mix your ingredients together. As you begin mixing the ingredients, focus on your intention. Visualize what it’s like to be a tiger – you have the drive, the ambition, and the strength to chase what you need. Call on the timing of the wristwatch – mechanism that keeps time, ticking away driving you further toward your goal.
When it’s time to roll the cookie dough, flip the dough onto the counter and hold your rolling pin over the cookie dough. During this time, you can say or think the following (or come up with something of your own).
Tiger come I call to you,
Feline with strength and drive.
Wristwatch I see ticking away,
Reminding me I’m alive.
The sweetness combined of the banana and sugar,
Ingredients mixed and rolled as a dough,
The cookies will bake and bring me good luck,
As I will it, let it be so.
Roll the cookie dough out on the counter as you visualize and fill the dough with your intention. Spend a few minutes doing this, allowing the rolling motion of the rolling pin to calm your mind and give you focus. Cut the cookies into their shapes – whatever shape you choose would work just fine but bonus points if you have a cookie cutter that suits your intention!
Continue making the cookies as the recipe calls for. When it comes time to bake them, place them in the oven while placing the tiger and the watch as close to the oven as you can. When they are done and cool, frost them with green or gold frosting (or leave them plain) and take them wherever you need to go.
These cookies would be good to take to a dinner party for a promotion, a work function as a new employee, or even a family function that needs a bit of help in the communication department!
So, this spell goes to show you that no matter what objects you have around you, you can always create a spell to suit your intention. I mean, this spell used five random things that I never would have thought to combine!
This was such good practice in improvising spellwork. I think I need to do this more often to keep my mind sharp and my wand at the ready, so to speak. I had fun and it was interesting to see what ideas popped up in my mind going through these ingredients. I will admit that when wristwatch popped up I was concerned. I almost refreshed it to get a different object! I am glad I didn’t, though. This was a fun exercise!
I have yet to make these cookies – I have no need right now – but at least if the time comes, I will already have a spell waiting for me to use!
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