HOME SPELLS ARTICLES VIDEOS FORTUNES GROUPS FORUMS MEMBERS FAQS SoM's ONLINE STORE SIGN IN / JOIN 
FEATURED ARTICLES COVEN ARTICLES TOP RATED 
TOP RATEDCOVEN ARTICLESFEATURED ARTICLESvisit our online store


LIVE CHAT
[ INFO ]
[admin] Petrarca : Welcome to SpellsOfMagic.com. You must be a logged in member to use the live chat feature. Sign up for free now.

ADVERTISEMENTS
TODAY'S HOROSCOPE
           
         
SHOPPING CART
[ SHOP ]
SpellsOfMagic now has an online store, offering over 9000 wiccan, pagan and occult items. Check it out.
<<< FEB 2018 >>>
[ EDIT ]
S M T W R F S




1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28



SPONSORED LINKS
CURRENT MOON PHASE
TONIGHT'S MOON
Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent
37% Full
ASK MORA
Mora
Question:
MEMBERS ONLINE
JustahumanAceOfAngelsclefaeble_LaChaundreajessndniallHERODRAGONWolfForce235onenutwesTricksterSgalaxydragonAstro55443witchwoods11Stormingwolfghoststar77MarnebiusTheDarkness5FatimachanMaxShockleyEnigmawolfMrWarlockHearthWitch

Creating An Altar

Rated 4/5 Stars
An article on how to make your own altar.

Introduction

An altar is a sacred place; one where you can honor the deities you follow and work some of your most powerful magick. So it is imperative that your altar fits you almost perfectly, and fulfills your needs. When deciding upon how you are going to create your altar there are many things to consider. I would suggest making a list of the qualities you would want in an Altar, such as do you want a large work space, does it need to be portable, can you keep it set up or does it need to be stored when not in use, do you want storage, etc?As a note, there is a difference between 'alter' (spelled with an 'e') and 'altar' (spelled with an 'a'). An altar is a religious structure, while alter means to change.

Finding An Altar

After you have completed your wish list, its time to look for something that will satisfy the majority of your needs. I would advise you to first look through nature to find what you need. One of the simplest altars, and sometimes the best, are large stones. Although primitive, they give you a sturdy work surface and express the simplistic beauty of nature. If stones arent for you, try finding a long strip of bark or a stump to use.

If you prefer something a little bit more advanced, you could use the dinning room table in your house, a folding table, a blanket, a yoga mat, etc. Really anything that you already have or that is cheap and easy to purchase. If you have some more expensive tastes, you could look at purchasing an altar such as a desk, dresser, wardrobe, night stand; really any furniture. You could also buy a pre-made altar table from an occult store.

As a note, when you are looking for your altar you might want to incorporate wood and color correspondences if that is something you are willing to do. Furthermore, some people say that your altar should face a certain direction but since it is your altar, I believe you should choose whatever feels right to you or fits your circumstances. Also, typically your altar is meant just for your magical workings, however, if your altar is the kitchen table then obviously it will be used for other things as well. This just means youll have to cleanse and clean up your area more.

advertisements

Decorating Your Altar Once you have your alter, you can now decorate it to express yourself and provide a place for your magical supplies. If you are resourceful then I would suggest slowly accumulating items for your alter throughout your path. For example, my aunt gave me small animal statues that came in her tea boxes, and I put them on my alter to represent spirit animals. Much less expensive than the animal totems you can find in occult stores, yet just as functional. A great way to get supplies is by browsing your local thrift & dollar stores; I guarantee you will find something useful. Although nothing is required for your alter, I would say that you should eventually aim to have:

  • An altar cloth (You can just get a normal table cover and draw symbols on it)
  • Statues or Symbols (You can use modeling clay)
  • Some tools (An Athame, Besom, Candles, Pentacle Tile, Chalice, Bell, Wand, etc.)
  • Mundane tools (A lighter, wet cloth for cleaning spills, etc.)
sponsored links

This article and others can be read at The Sinix Sanctuary: www.facebook.com/SinixO

This article was contributed by Second Sight.
Read their Book of Rituals.
Read their Book of Spells.
Print Article

Mark this article as Spam
Rate this article:

* All information on this page is provided by the coven or person named and the contents of this page is not mediated by the administrators of the website. Please use common sense when following any directions on this page. Do not ingest anything which does not seem safe. If you suspect the content of this page to be intentionally deceiving please contact us immediately.


advertisements
Help

FAQs
Newbies
Tips
Spells

Beauty
Health
Life
Love
Luck
Spiritual
Trick
Wealth
Weather
Articles

Top Articles
Coven Articles
Videos

Wicca
Pagan
Casting
Love
Healing
Astral
Meditation
Other
Fortunes

Mora
Tarot
Numerology
Horoscopes
Dreams
Forums

Public
Coven
Members

Register/Login
Covens
Online
Moderators
Editors
Spells Of Magic ®

Advertise On SoM
Promote SoM / Banners
Disclaimer
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

Report Copyright Violations
© 2018 SpellsOfMagic.com
All Rights Reserved
This has been an SoM Entertainment Production
For entertainment purposes only