I'm in a bit of a situation where I am in a cramped space and can't use a tangible space for a ritual chamber. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with using an Astral Temple for spell casting, communicating with deities, etc. If so, could you describe them if you feel comfortable doing so?
It should be pretty easy to construct such a place within your mind through meditation and visualization. In all honesty you can do the bulk of most magical workings through a similar practice. Bottom line is to put yourself into a mental space that is focused and clear of intent. How you do it is very open to possibilities.
Out of curiosity, why not just make the whole room your sacred space? Give it a cleansing, put a crystal or some smudge over the door and/or window, and it should be good to go for magical working.
You can do a meditation to construct your own Astral Temple, make it in great detail and how you like it, decorate it with jewels or simple moss. As simple or a elaborate as you can imagine. Imagine the doors and windows, the floor, dirt or tiled. Colors or patterns or do the walls look like clouds or stars. Imagine two chairs, when you arrive there, imagine the deity of your choice sitting waiting for you. a jug of cold water and two goblets are on a small table, you pour two goblets full and ...
Astral temples dont really have to be temples at all. Mine in a beautiful mountain surrounded by poppy feilds. I can walk into a cave and talk to deities through a lake. Ive tried a spell before in it before, and didnt get results, but it works great for talking with spirits.