Spirit Cooking is an event started by Marina Abramović, who is an artist known for her gory performances and occultist rituals.
The origins of Spirit Cooking can be found in Cake of Light, a sacrament in the religion of Thelema which was founded by Aleister Crowley. The ingredients of the Cake of Light include honey, oil, menstrual blood and sperm. The sacrament is meant to symbolize the union between the microcosm, Man, and the macrocosm, the Divine, which is a representation of one of the prime maxims in Hermeticism “As Above, So Below.” The consumption of the Cake of Light is a fulfillment of the sacred circle of the connection between Man and the Divine. [✔]
In the video dated from 1997 called Spirit Cooking, Marina is seen writing in blood various statements, including “Mix Fresh Breast Milk With Fresh Sperm,” “Fresh Morning Urine Sprinkle Over Nightmare Dreams,” and “With a Sharp Knife Cut Deeply Into Your Middle Finger Eat The Pain.” The video shows Spirit Cooking appearing to be a combination of an artistic performance and an occult ceremony. [✔]
Marina Abramovic has said that the context in which a ritual performed in is what defines its intention. If it is performed in a gallery, then it is art. Yet, if its performed in a private setting then it is much more intimate and spiritual. [✔]
Email Involving John Podesta
On June 28, 2015, John Podesta’s brother Tony emailed him asking if he is free to attend to dinner at Marina’s place. In the forwarded message, Marina states that she is looking forward to her Spirit Dinner at her place, and inquired about John’s availability.