Witchcraft is like Cooking

Learning witchcraft is like learning to cook. In both cases, people look up spells or recipes in a book, perform them, then get them right or try and find out where they are going wrong.

Both are easier with a teacher to advise or to tell you where you went wrong. In both you may panic because you haven’t got an ingredient, then work out if you can get it now, or if you can substitute something else that you already have, or just give up and do it later.

The only difference is with spells you should always write your own. With cookery you can go your whole life using someone else’s recipes.