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Altar objects and supplies

Postby Doggie949 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:52 pm

I am realtively new to wicca and only have a few measley supplies.
So far I have:
*altar cloth
*2 candle holders
*two tall white candles
*relaxing insence
*rainbow candle
*assortment of bday candles (coloured because its hard to buy candles)
*letter opener thats sort of like an athame
*pentagram altar stone
*rune set
*tarot cards
*besom
What else can I get????
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Lost_Demise » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:58 pm

For an alter I believe one doesn't need to get a lot or have it be fancy to have it work. Mine is basically a wooden box, burned out candles and incense xD
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Ravencry » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:06 pm

I'm moving this to questions and answers.
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Ravencry » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:12 pm

I suggest chime candles! They come in all colours, and are coloured all the way through!
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Doggie949 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:42 am

thanks guys! I'll look them up
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Traumwandlerin » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:04 pm

I suggest a mind, that works for your own :D

Ok, that was a bit on the unfair side. I think you already have enough stuff for a nice altar I would just add a bit of nature, maybe a flower?

Did you know that the things that belong on your altar are your free choice? There is no one who can say you what's right or wrong unless you follow a very specific path. So you can just try out, what works for you. Maybe the "Show your altar"-thread in the witchcraft-school will give you some nice inspiration.
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby shadowx » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:36 pm

An altar is nothing but a table. It isnt special, it isnt required etc.. it is just a handy place to make a nice little display and keep your stuff in one place. It has no power and it is not important.

Dont worry about what you "need" on your altar, have what you want. I dont have one, like Traumwandlerin hinted at you need nothing but your own mind.

I assume you are a true wiccan follower and not someone who is unsure... Wicca is not witchcraft or paganism, it is just a small branch of paganism. I am not wiccan and to my knowledge no-one else in this thread is wiccan. Dont feel singled out, however understand that there is a difference. There are plenty of other wiccans on the board.
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Kitty » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:30 pm

I recomend incense using a charcoal disk and some herbs or resins to use with it rather than sick or cone incense, there are so many different blends you can do and it's not that expensive - a lot of stuff can be bought at the supermarket :)
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Ravencry » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:40 pm

Agreed with Kitty.
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Doggie949 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:02 pm

I was wondering what people use to represent earth. I have heard that some people use sand or salt in a bowl. What is the best option? Sand? Salt?
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Asch » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:05 pm

I think it really depends on you, if you have to keep your altar and path secret from roommates, parents, etc then you can use something as simple as a small dish of 'bath salts' etc. As long as when you see it, it reminds you of Earth it should work :)
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Doggie949 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:22 am

thanks that clears things up
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Ravencry » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:16 pm

I use a stone, cause I use salt for other things!

You can use sand, a plant, a stone, salt, basically anything, as Asch has said.
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby Doggie949 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:57 pm

okay thanks.
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Re: Altar objects and supplies

Postby SpiritTalker » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:03 pm

IMO altars are tools that use symbols to shape thoughts.
Just sayin'.

The OP might consider
. Beginning Wicca by Thea Sabin, Wiccan Spells by Lisa Chamberlain
. Stones - all-purpose white Quartz, healing red Jasper, protective black hematite; can represent Triple Goddess )0(
. Note book for drafting spell ideas & print out current year's full moon dates
. A heat-safe burning bowl - many spells burn herbs or petitions
. A libation cup/dish for offerings & charging potions
. Salt, lite olive oil, lavender, sage, rosemary, thyme
. Start collecting small, reusable jars

To start -
. Select 3 kitchen herbs; feel, smell, taste each. Record your thoughts & feelings. What do they tell you about the magical uses for that herb? Do the same with 3 spices. After getting impressions look them up in a book. Which makes sense?
. Collect a stone from 3 different locations. Look it over on all sides. Feel it, smell it. Record you feelings, etc. as above. Use a pendulum to determine if the stone is passive/lunar or active/solar oriented. Passive, lunar energy pacifies conditions & lunar timing is monthly; whereas solar timing is daily & solar energy activates conditions.
. These become your personalized starter kit.
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