The Mystic Cookbook (Paperback)

The Secret Alchemy of Food

By Denise Linn, Meadow Linn

Hay House Inc., 9781401937225, 312pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2012

List Price: 19.95*
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Provocative and insightful, this eclectic, inspiring, and beautiful book will open your eyes to the remarkable link between nourishment and spiritual awakening. Filled with ancient wisdom, practical advice, personal anecdotes, vibrant ceremonies, and original dishes lavishly illustrated with color photographs, The Mystic Cookbook brings to life a wealth of recipes and a myriad of experiences from places as far-reaching as Mexico, Italy, Vietnam, France, North Africa, and India—as well as from mystical, legendary, and mythic realms. You’ll also discover how to increase the vibration of the food you eat to heighten conscious awareness; use food to open your chakras; trigger past-life memories with aroma; invite fairies and angels for dinner; travel through time and space from the comfort of your dining table; create feasts to activate abundance, success, and love . . . plus much more! In Denise Linn and Meadow Linn’s extraordinary book, learn little-known secrets about the food you eat and how it can mystically transform your life!

About the Author

Denise Linn, the best-selling author of 17 books, including Sacred Space and Soul Coaching, is an international lecturer, a healer, and a popular radio talk-show host. She is the founder of the International Institute of Soul Coaching®, a professional certification course, as well as the founder of Interior Alignment®. Denise holds seminars on five continents and appears on television and radio programs throughout the world.Website: Meadow Linn received her bachelor’s degree from Williams College and her master’s degree from Columbia University, and is the co-author of Quest. She writes a food and lifestyle column for a Seattle newspaper.Websites: and

Praise For The Mystic Cookbook: The Secret Alchemy of Food

“We can connect with nature, spirit, and family through the food and the ritual behind the food we eat daily. Read this and see how you can transform your life through the simple act of cooking and eating!”
Mariel Hemingway, actress and author of Mariel’s Kitchen
“This is a charming cookbook, written from a quirky and original point of view. Mothers and daughters should love it but, more important, it taps into something I have always believed—that cooking is the only remaining socially acceptable form of alchemy.”
Joanne Harris, best-selling author of Chocolat
“Oh, what a delight of a book. Combining beauty, flavor, and spirit into a daily sacrament called cooking and eating. Now that is what I call holy.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
The Mystic Cookbook is a delicious, brilliant, and captivating book that elevates preparing and eating food to the realm of the magical, mystical, and sacred. . . . It has forever changed the way I view, cook, and ingest food.”
Arielle Ford, best-selling author of Wabi Sabi Love
“Food isn’t just nourishment, it is the thread that connects us to each other and to the earth. In The Mystic Cookbook, Meadow and Denise Linn explore that thread as a source of spiritual learning and well-being. . . . It is a tenderhearted collaboration that sustains both belly and spirit.”
Josh Viertel, sustainable food activist and former president of Slow Food USA
The Mystic Cookbook is a delicious feast in a deep and soulful way. Filled with recipes, rituals, and endless reasons to fall in love with cooking and eating, you’ll be nourished by a whole new spiritual relationship with food. . . . I loved every bite of this book!”
Cheryl Richardson, New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Extreme Self-Care

The Mystic Cookbook is absolutely enchanting. Beyond that, it’s an outrageously clever way to incorporate knowledge about nutrition, spiritual rituals, and your health. This book belongs on everyone’s bookshelf.”

Caroline Myss, New York Times best-selling author of Defy Gravity and Sacred Contracts

“In a culture that is perennially starved of the sacred, this book is a feast for the soul. . . . Denise and Meadow give us simple recipes to transform the preparing and eating of food into a celebration of life and spirit.”
Sarah Brightwood Szekely, president of La Cocina Que Canta, Rancho La Puerta’s Culinary Center and Organic Farm
“You’ll not only discover amazing recipes in The Mystic Cookbook, but you may even find yourself.”
James F. Twyman, author of Love, God, and the Art of French Cooking

“I love how Denise and Meadow have shared their culinary talents to help everyone change the way that they look at and experience food. It’s so insightful and has had a powerful impact on me.”
Lisa Williams, psychic, healer, and star of two Lifetime television series
 “Meadow’s recipes are sure to delight the taste buds, as she and Denise weave the deep wisdom and truth of our mystical relationship between our food and our selves. The world is hungry for such a book! Savor its magic and try to resist the urge to gobble up its pages in one sitting.”
Colette Baron-Reid, author of the international bestseller The Map
“Denise and Meadow have written a guide to achieving delicious good health that’s empowering, nourishing, and sure to inspire your journey.”
Terry Walters, author of Clean Food
“Meadow and Denise’s book opens a new world on how to think, love, enjoy, and even heal yourself on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level, with one of the most enjoyable things in life—real delicious food!”
Laura Lynn Klein, co-founder and publisher of and TV host
“Denise and her daughter Meadow have cooked up the perfect book to awaken us to what real nourishment is all about, providing healthful, delicious recipes that nurture both body and soul.”
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., best-selling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“Denise and Meadow Linn have written a thought-provoking and intriguing spiritual cookbook that will transform how and what you eat. Infused with ancient and modern wisdom, The Mystic Cookbook will inspire you to better health.”
Brian L. Weiss, M.D., author of Many Lives, Many Masters
The Mystic Cookbook takes the idea that you actually are all of what you eat, and runs with it. . . . As a bonus, the Linns have created a solid cookbook packed with deliciously eclectic feasts, practical advice, passion, and creativity.”
Chef Deborah Schneider, author of Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta
The Mystic Cookbook transforms our relationship with food from ordinary to extraordinary. Denise and Meadow Linn offer us a sumptuous feast of ways to soulfully bless and be nurtured by the abundant bounty of Mother Earth.”
Terah Kathryn Collins, best-selling author of The Western Guide to Feng Shui
“There are many ways to delve deeper into the soul, and the food you eat can be one catalyst to discover and face the hidden parts of your being. This book opens the door to using the deeper energies of food for healing and transformation.”
Debbie Ford, best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

“The diverse recipes read with ease, honesty, and accessibility. And they are delightfully delicious! . . . Meadow and Denise remind us that food—how we prepare it, how we enjoy it—can take us on a truly magical journey.”
Samantha Barnes, founder of Kitchen Kid
“This book has created a seismic shift in me, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to prepare a meal again without creating the right space and holding a specific intention as I chop, cook, and serve.”
David R. Hamilton Ph.D., best-selling author of How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body
The Mystic Cookbook is an invitation to infuse our food and eating with conscious awareness—it’s the missing piece of the food revolution that’s under way.”
Danielle LaPorte, author of The Fire Starter Sessions
“This wonderful book celebrates the holy energy of food and how it blesses the body. . . . A totally enjoyable, joyful read!”
Judith Orloff, M.D., best-selling author of Positive Energy
The Mystic Cookbook is a tour de force in mindful cooking and mindful eating.”
Brand Fortner, Ph.D., author of Number by Colors
“In this scrumptiously enlightening book, Denise Linn and Meadow Linn show us that what we eat has the profound power to shift not only our personal energy, but also the very essence of our planet.”
Sandra Anne Taylor, New York Times best-selling author of Quantum Success
“Meet your inner chef. Eat what you love. Create a Kitchen Altar. . . . The Mystic Cookbook serves up a feast on every page—I love it!”
Robert Holden, Ph.D., author of Be Happy
“Whether you love to cook or love to eat, this ultimate guide to transcendent and ecstatic culinary experiences will transform your relationship with food.”
Barbara Carrellas, author of Ecstasy Is Necessary
“Finally, a book on how the energy in food nourishes us! . . . You will think differently about your food after you read this and rise to a whole new level of dining!”
Alan Cohen, author of Enough Already: The Power of Radical Contentment
“Just when we thought eating was just for the body, Denise Linn and her daughter Meadow show us that it’s so much more than that . . . and in ways we never imagined! The Mystic Cookbook is not an ordinary cookbook—it’s actually food for the soul!”
John Holland, psychic medium and author of Born Knowing and The Spirit Whisperer

The Mystic Cookbook is so much more than a cookbook or simply a mystic read . . . it’s a celebration of life on every level!”
Lisa McCourt, joy trainer and author of Juicy Joy
“Denise and Meadow remind us that our relationship to food is an incredible path to living and eating holistically. If you are calling in a conscious connection to food on every level . . . run, don’t walk, and get this book!”
Cynthia James author of What Will Set You Free
“Appreciating the subtle and yet extreme relationship between the food we eat and the health of our bodies is crucial to living a conscious life. . . . This is more than a delicious book—it’s a way to deeply love yourself!”
Dr. Darren R. Weissman, best-selling author The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude
The Mystic Cookbook combines Denise’s imagination and connection with sacred rituals together with the culinary talent of her daughter Meadow in presenting meals that delight the senses in every way.”
Lynne Franks, futurist, author, and founder of SEED Women’s Empowerment Network
The Mystic Cookbook reminds us, with legend and anecdote, that our human fare is a powerful tool for making our lives ever so much richer. . . . You’ll love this book!”
Heather Fortner, author of The Limu Eater

“Cooking is about transformation, and when done with love the results are awesome—you could say mystical—which is why I recommend The Mystic Cookbook.”

Babette Hayes, best-selling author of The Australian Cookbook

“Denise and Meadow Linn take the reader on a journey to experience the secret alchemy of food—from its initial preparation to its delicious enjoyment. I love this book!”
Catriona MacGregor, award-winning author of Partnering with Nature
“We all come into this world with a spiritual and physical appetite. This book satisfies both.”
Leon Nacson, author of A Stream of Dreams
The Mystic Cookbook was a joy for me to read as I resonated deeply with the principles shared and shall be referring to it over and over!”
Anita Moorjani, author of Dying to Be Me
“Pure enchantment! This unique culinary journey will deliver delight and ecstasy to your taste buds, energy and balance to your body, and joy and love to your precious spirit.”
Denise Marek, author of CALM and co-author of The Keys
 “The recipes and wisdom within these pages will satisfy even the hungriest of souls.”
—       Michael J. Chase, author of am I being kind

“From the energetic properties of food to the importance of the feng shui and space clearing of your kitchen, this fascinating and thought-provoking book will teach you that how you eat is just as important as what you eat.”
Cathleen McCandless, author of Feng Shui That Makes Sense
“This lovely book is refreshingly down-to-earth, yet amazingly heavenly. Beautiful food prepared with grace and eaten with gratitude is transforming. . . . It is truly love in action.”
Marika Borg, co-author of Every Day Is a Gift
“This is truly a unique gem—for the spiritually minded or the foodie, and everyone in between! Let Denise and Meadow take you on their magic carpet to gastronomical heaven!”
Jackie Lapin, best-selling author of Practical Conscious Creation
The Mystic Cookbook is a sumptuous adventure into the ancient and sacred realm of preparing food, nourishing our bodies, and giving thanks.”
Amber Leigh Salisbury, author of Do Something That Scares You
“Denise and Meadow Linn have created a ‘winning’ cookbook that will not only bring pleasure and vitality into your meals, but to your animal companion’s food as well. ‘Thumbs Up,’ make that ‘Paws Up!’ to The Mystic Cookbook!”
Kathy Dannel Vitcak, Jackpot! French Bulldogs and author of The French Bulldog