Hi, I am a beginner in learning the art of witchcraft and I need to know what basic supplies I'll need in order to carry out a ritual or chant a spell. Also, is having an alter essential for a witch? Thank you for your time :)
It depends on what type of ritual or chant spell you're trying to do. And far as altars, not all witches have them, but they are good because it's sacred space. Most are dedicated to a particular deity or used for spell work.
I myself have two altars (indoors and outdoors) and I use them for different purposes.
Candles are a good start. And your senses: eyes, ears, voice, etc. And anything to educate you on witchcraft and the practice of it. Many articles are good on here. I suggest forums/ General Info/ Basics Expanded and Starting Out.