Recipes for Hadit

An excerpt from ‘Three Feasts for the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law’
The Thelemic Cookbook: Cooking with Correspondences by Lita-Luise Chappell

The Second Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law
~ Unto Hadit ~ Celebrated on April 9

The key to this menu is the second chapter of the Book of the Law. Hadit is “the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star,” and that core is golden. The “light devour[s] men and eat[s] them up with blindness,” is the sun, which will cause blindness if stared at for too long. Hadit is the “force and fire” which burns with “beauty and strength” and it is the “Sun, Strength, & Sight, Light” which continually gives him those qualities. To worship Hadit he says, “take wine… and be drunk thereof.” His colors are distinctly described: “Blue am I and gold in the light of my bride; but the red gleam is in my eyes; & my spangles are purple and green. Purple beyond purple: it is the light higher than eyesight.” With these words, we are informed as to the colors and intensity that shall be employed for his food and drink.

For this menu we concentrate on spring fruits and vegetables that are blue and purple, yellow and orange. Since Hadit relates to the solar plexus, the yellow color will predominate. Also, since Hadit is the counterpart to Nuit, foods that are predominantly fiery will prevail. Of course some balance is always needed, and it will be provided with foods that are cooling. The type of cuisine that suits these parameters is Moroccan. Its foods are colorful, bright, strong in flavor, and diverse, with texture and seasoning that will warm the body and enliven the spirit.

On the following pages are the full menu for the feast of Hadit, as well as sample recipes from some of the meal’s courses, read on to continue: