A very warm welcome to all!
Thank you once again to the warm-hearted healers who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Holistic Magick: A Witch’s Apothecary
After honing our healing skills and working on our apothecaries, it is time to turn to another sacred part of a witch’s practice.
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
Altars - A Witch’s Sacred Abode
Just like apothecaries, altars come in as many shapes, sizes, and styles as there are individual witches- an altar space is a reflection of your own personal craft!
From altars that have their own room to altars that change with the season, altars that appear on the holidays to travel altars for witches on the go- each altar is unique and special in its own way.
This week’s challenge is all about creating/working in your sacred altar space.
Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
STEP 1 : Your Own Personal Altar
What is an altar?
To put it simply, an altar is your personal space where you practice magick. This space can be used for casting, rituals, meditations, and anything related to you craft.
When casting spells, we use the word “ altar “ (not alter ) to talk about our work table. Actually, it could be any flat surface and even just a mat on the floor. Your altar will be the focal point of your spells or rituals and it is where most ritual actions and Magical works will be performed.
[From Spells8 Your First Pagan Altar]
If you don’t already have an altar… make one!
This is the perfect chance to make (or begin planning) your very own altar!
To learn about the core elements of this sacred casting space, check out the full guide on Spells:
You might also get started giving altar work a try by exploring a Virutal Altar .
If you’re ready to begin making your physical altar but are short on space, here are a few places to get some advice:
- Altars in Apartments
- Building an Altar in College
- Making a Travel Altar
- Travel Altar and Travel Tips
An abundance of altar ideas:
Whether you are hoping to start your first altar or want to build up the one you already have, here are some great discussions with tips, tricks, and gorgeous altar pics to help inspire you!
Put your altar to work
When you have an altar ready to go, put it to work by casting some magick or making an offering!
Here are some ideas on how you can use can altar this week:
You might also consider designing your altar for the upcoming seasonal Sabbats:
Altars aren’t for you? No worries! Find your sacred space
It is important to keep in mind that altars are not required for witches to have.
Some witches chose to do their spell and ritual work in other sacred spaces- such as outdoors in nature or in the privacy of their Inner Temple .
For this challenge, if making an altar isn’t right for you- considering examining where you consider your sacred space to be!
Just as your sacred space is special to you, feel free to take on this challenge in a way that best expresses and explores your unique practice.
STEP 2 : Share Your Experience
No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!
- Your experience learning about/working with your altar or sacred space
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.
If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
This challenge will close in 6 DAYS
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, April 27th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time Zone)
( 2021-04-27T05:00:00Z )
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and the a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
May the wonders of your magick continue to shine brightly in safety and serenity of your sacred space