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Posted: Nov. 17, 2002
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What Natural Objects Are On Your Altar?
Do you have sticks or stones or shells on your altar? How did you come by them? What do you use them for?
Do you go by the traditional correspondences in using your ritual tools (colors, gemstone properties, elements, etc) or do you let the object ‘tell’ you what it is to be used for?
What is your favorite magical/magickal gift or tool from nature? Why?
How do you set up your personal altar(s)?
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| Altar ||Feb 2nd. at 11:45:15 pm UTC|
|Boneflower (Sacramento) ||Age: 21 - Email - Web|
Most of the items on my altar are natural stones. I keep stones that correspond to the five elements around the chalice in the middle of my altar, as well as a large crystal sphere for the Goddess and a marbled obelisk for the God. I chose most of the stones based on color relations, though sometimes one rock just seemed more right in a certain spot. My altar set-up changes frequently with my mood, the seasons, and the energy I'm trying to invoke.
My favorite natural tool is my wand. It's a beautiful length of quartz that's been gently polished. I never had a wand until I found this one - nothing else felt right. This piece feels good to hold and calming to work with.
| On My Altar ||Feb 2nd. at 11:39:34 pm UTC|
|Aurora Rose (Pennsylvania) ||Age: 23 - Email - Web|
On my altar I have sea salt, and a statue of my totem, Tigress, sits on a rock from the Allegheny River, which I grew up next to. Those things represent earth. Right now my chalice is filled with water collected in a thunderstorm around Beltane a couple years ago. (I don't drink it! It's just for cleansing) I have a turkey feather representing air. I found it on a four-wheeler ride with a special friend. That day we also saw a huge buck, and the feather also reminds me of that day. My athame isn't a natural object, but I did find it in nature, I didn't buy it. It's a pen knife, I found it laying in the middle of the lawn at college. I think that sums it up.
MP and BB
| My Altar ||Feb 2nd. at 11:17:11 pm UTC|
|Shirah (Western Washington, USA) ||Age: 15 - Email |
The following natural things are on my altar,
~Flowers, from last year, but I fell in love with the way they looked, so now they're dried and used year after year
~Bowl of earth, heeheee...I got this from my backyard. Nothing speical about it really. (umm, it smells like earth? DOes that count?)
~Rocks, from a trip to Ireland I took this summer, I grabbed a bunch of really cool ones from the beach.
~Shells and a piece of coral, I used to collect shells so I have these from waaaay back. They look really cool, so onto my altar they went!
Happy Imbolic to All!
| Caetren ||Feb 2nd. at 11:11:13 pm UTC|
|Caetren (New York) ||Age: 49 - Email |
Tibetan "Singing Bowl" and wooden striker, resting on embroidered cushion.
Two white candles.
| What's On My Altar? ||Feb 2nd. at 10:55:54 pm UTC|
|Connie Jones (Los Angeles) ||Age: 40 - Email |
The natural items on my altar include a large conch shell in honor of Yemoja, a ram's horn in honor of Osoosi, a sage bundle, various clear quartz crystals and salt.
| Items ||Feb 2nd. at 10:34:26 pm UTC|
|Danielle & James (Tx) ||Age: 21 - Email |
Let's see... I don't have an *altar* per se... but more of a *working area*... Well, I have a refrence book that I wrote, like a Grimore, a blade, a cord, a stang (my most important tool) , an antique desk bell, three candles for light, and one for a weekly ritual, a bone, a bowl, a small cauldron, a chalice, a plate, a censor, and I think that's it.. :-p
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