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My first Altar cleansing?

Postby DancingWillowTree » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:33 pm

Hi all, I haven't felt ready to cleanse my altar and everything on it (don't ask me why i just didn't lol) until now and now i don't know how to do it. I know you need to cast a circle but what else do you need to do? Thanks everyone! -Willow!! Ps. i forgot to ask if you pass the candles you are using for you're altar through the fire or not? thanks again!
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Re: My first Altar cleansing?

Postby Asch » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:59 pm

This is what I am, here is where I remove my mask.
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Re: My first Altar cleansing?

Postby DancingWillowTree » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:32 pm

lol thanks but i already did that...came here to get a straight answer. -Willow!!
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Re: My first Altar cleansing?

Postby JuniperBerry » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:22 am

Candles (ritual tools) are consecrated through incense and salt water. This combines all four elements; air and fire in incense- water and earth in salt water. Make the sign of the pentacle over them.
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Re: My first Altar cleansing?

Postby DancingWillowTree » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:01 am

oh ok thanks! I will try that if not tomorrow the next day lol :) -Willow!!
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Re: My first Altar cleansing?

Postby SpiritTalker » Wed May 08, 2019 7:14 am

That old link didn't work for me so in case someone else has the same problem:

Cleansing & consecrating are 2 different functions. Cleansing removes contradictory energies from shop handling &'daily traffic. Consecrating is to reserve & dedicate something for special use.

To Cleanse: spritz or wipe down the table or tool with holy water. (Holy water: Add 3 pinches of salt to 1/2 cup water)
Then bless wafting incense smoke across all the surfaces of the table or tool.

To Anoint: dab item with holy oil to hold a charge. (Holy oil: add a pinch of salt to a teaspoon of olive oil)

To Consecrate: cleanse & annoint, then "charge" the item with your psychic magnetism. State that the altar or each tool now serves your Craft; immerse a tool in it's associated element (wand-fan with Air, cup-fill with Water, pentacle plate-cover in Earth, blade-quickly pass thru candle flame).

We can cleanse our candles of shop handling energies by wiping down or spritzing each with a salt-water. They are considered consumables & don't need to be consecrated because they are transformed as they're used up.
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