Greetings, I’m sure you can tell already but today’s topic is on Altar Magick. Its a pretty simple process to set one up and utilize for your own benefit. All you really need is your own intuition and some basic knowledge on altars
The altar you see above is my own little concoction of deities, candles, etc. You don’t have to have it look like mines, be creative and unique. Now that that introduction is out of the way, lets get into what an altar is used for and the basic materials needed
For all of you religious folk(past and present), an altar in church is similar to the one I have for example. They’re both used to communicate with spirits/energies; or, in a religious setting, their idea of a higher power. The main difference I would say is in intention
An altar in a religious setting is used to ask God for help in whatever situation they may need. Whereas an altar used for magick purposes works like an exchange: You give the spirits an offering(energy), and in return they help you with whatever it is you want done. Simple right?
Note for the latter for using an altar, I didn’t say “ask” for help. That’s because when you pray to an energy asking for help, you’re putting yourself in a subservient position which means that that spirit/”higher power” has dominion over you. But, do as you wish
Now we are getting to the fun part. Ultimately, what you decide to put on an altar is up to you, so, the most important tool you need is your own intuition. The basic symbols(for the elements) that you can use goes as followed:
If needed, be sure to research other symbols/objects you can use for your altar, and, I can’t stress this enough: If your intuition urges you to put anything on your altar, do it!
Other materials you can use are statues or symbols of any deity you choose to work with. Just to name a few that are paying rent on mine are Hathor, Osiris, Lakshmi, Shiva, Chango, and Sekhmet. Feel free to choose from the hundreds of deities out there, the list is literally endless
Another very useful energy to work with are passed relatives, friends, or anybody you want to work with that has passed on to the spiritual realm. Their body may be gone, but their spirit still lives on(remember, energy can’t be created or destroyed, only transformed)
You can put things that your loved ones liked while they were still alive on your altar as offerings too. Another thing to note is that since they experienced human lives, they know the struggles you’re facing or may face, unlike the deities
That’s pretty much the basics of setting up your own altar. Have fun, be creative, and trust yourself in the process. If you would like to vote on any topics for me to write about, feel free to follow me on my Instagram
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