A Ritual Recipe

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 ¼ cups brown sugar, firmly packed
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups uncooked oatmeal
1 ¼ cups raisins
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch of nutmeg

Additional Items:
Star Goddess candle
Green (or Gold) candle

Yield: about 3 dozen
Begin by performing a grounding and centering exercise, along with a Three Souls alignment. Light your Star Goddess candle with whatever prayer you feel is appropriate.

From the flame of the Star Goddess candle, light the incense and then the green (or gold) candle with the prayer:

By the Fire of my Will, I invoke abundance.

Meditate for a moment on the concept of abundance. See yourself healthy, happy, and financially stable. When you feel this sensation strongly, imagine that it is like a fire that is burning within you. Feel how it radiates from you in waves, like heat. Heat your oven to 350°F and feel that some of your internal power is being transferred to it.

In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy while maintaining the presence of your internal fire.

Holding the eggs, focus your intent on abundance. Know how eggs are a symbol of ultimate potential, and feel how their addition to the spell brings that potential closer to you. Allow your power to flow into each egg. “See” them shining and crackling with power. Feel them vibrating in your hands.

Add eggs to your mixture along with the vanilla; beat together until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour and the baking soda. Pour the salt into your power hand and feel how it is an agent of purification and cleansing. Will your power into it, feeling it shine with purity, and add it to the mixture.

Take the cinnamon and feel how it is an herb of fire; how it lends power and energy to your spell. Cinnamon is excellent for prosperity, and healing spell, but also for love, lust, and success. Feel how it not only represents these concepts, but that it is these concepts manifested in the physical. Feel your internal fire merging with it and then sprinkle the cinnamon into the bowl of flour, soda, and salt in the shape of a dollar sign. Feel how the presence of financial abundance is a part of your working. Mix together clockwise, and feel this power is becoming permanently ingrained in the mixture; each turn of your spoon is an invocation. When it is complete, add it to the dough in your mixing bowl. Beat together until smooth

Take your oats and feel how they are the foundation of the spell. Oats and other staple grains were the first forms of currency and represent prosperity in a very real way. Breathe life-force/blue fire into them and feel how they are strong and abundant within themselves. Add them to the dough.

Take the raisins and know that the grapes that they came from are powerful catalysts for prosperity. They are associated with water, bringing depth, happiness, and adaptability to your spell. Raisins, having been dried in the sun, are also associated with fire, so they bring together a powerful alchemical blend of energies that provide balance, stability, power, and strength. Feel how they are a celebratory plant, being associated with the revelries of Bacchus and Dionysus. Feel your life-force infusing them with these qualities, and add to the dough.

Add the applesauce, knowing that apples provide the qualities of love, peace, fertility, health and happiness –desirable qualities for an abundance spell which is much more than just financial prosperity.

Add the ground cloves for love, money, and protection, along with the nutmeg which brings the vision necessary to see opportunities around you. Mix well.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack.

When finished choose one cookie from the batch to offer to the Gods. Take it outside and leave it as an offering with a prayer. Allow the green candle to burn itself out. Extinguish your Star Goddess candle with a prayer.