Introduction to the Grimoire

Introduction to the Grimoire

Jun 13, 2023

Grimoire: a book of magical knowledge, spells, and incantations.

Book of Shadows: the journal or diary of a witch or magic user.

Metaphysic: a system of beliefs encompassing the origin of all things and other abstract knowledge including but not limited to being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space.

My name is Lunita Arias, and I am a witch vowed to the Divine Love path. This is my Grimoire. For me, a Grimoire is a book containing all the knowledge a magic practitioner wants to pass on to others. It is a witch’s legacy.

I hope to add to the website my Book of Shadows and Metaphysic as well, but for now, those topics will be included in the Grimoire since there are currently only a few articles on them.

It is named “Grimoire of the Rock Soup Witch” because I act as a magnet, attracting to me people with unexplored magical gifts. I have become the mother of two covens because of this phenomenon. In this way, I am like the travelers in the fable “Rock Soup” (or “Stone Soup”) which follows.

Some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the very hungry travelers. Then the travelers go to a stream and fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing. The travelers answer that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful and which they would be delighted to share with the villager, although it still needs a little bit of garnish, which they are missing, to improve the flavor.

The villager, who anticipates enjoying a share of the soup, does not mind parting with a few carrots, so these are added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which has not yet reached its full potential. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient, like potatoes, onions, cabbages, peas, celery, tomatoes, sweetcorn, meat (like chicken, pork and beef), milk, butter, salt and pepper. Finally, the stone (being inedible) is removed from the pot, and a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by travelers and villagers alike. Although the travelers have thus tricked the villagers into sharing their food with them, they have successfully transformed it into a tasty meal which they share with the donors.

(Source: Wikipedia)

To me, the magical stone is the faith, will, and action I help inspire in others. I show them that witchcraft and magic are easily reachable, invaluable, and fun, and they come along for the ride, opening up gifts that they then share with the world to make it a better place.

The general audience I envision will read it are blossoming new witches, mages, healers, oracles, and the like. It has been presented in this blog in the order in which it is best consumed, rather than by the date published.

Enjoy, and may you be blessed in all you do. ~ Lunita