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Spells without an alter?

Postby pandoram » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:05 pm

Do you have to do all you spells on an alter? I'm in the process of getting all of my alter items so was wondering if I can start doing spells with the few alter items I have, or without an alter at all?
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Postby Traumwandlerin » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:49 pm

I do spells without any items or an altar. They work well ;) The only question ist if you like it this way and it fits the atmosphere you need. It's not the things you use, it's only about yourself and your ability.
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Postby Witch13 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:55 pm

I got a table i use for my rituals, its big and round so i can have lots of items there.
but practically just your floor is ok!
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Postby ScarlettRose » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:27 pm

I agree with these two. You really don't need an altar. It's really just a tool to help you somewhat. I don't use mine every single time I cast a spell. I don't think it's necessary. :D
Breathing in I feel gratitude; Breathing out I give thanks.
Breathing in I feel joyful; Breathing out I celebrate.
Breathing in I know compassion; Breathing I am compassion.
Breathing in I feel loved; Breathing out I offer love.
Breathing in I am still; Breathing out I am at peace.
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Postby XxSunshinexX » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:42 pm

I agree with the other posts. I don't have an altar at all because I can't afford the stuff, and don't have anywhere to put it :P It's just an aid to spells that some people like to use, in the same way that some people can use pure visulaization rather than enchantments etc (which I definitely can't!)
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Postby WitchyLady506 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:10 pm

You need nothing but will and intent. Everything else is just a representation and focusing of that will and intent.
They say only Silver Bullets kill the beast inside.....
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Postby Brenlae » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:21 pm

(´-`&#6528 wrote:You need nothing but will and intent. Everything else is just a representation and focusing of that will and intent.

Well put. :)

Me? I Have an altar, albeit a minimalistic one. I have two candles (one blue for the god, and one purple for the goddess), an offering bowl / divination bowl / cauldron (all in one) and a chalice. Since that's all I can afford until my next paycheck, it suits me fine.

Use as little or as much as you like, it's all like the poster I quoted said.


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