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Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« on: March 05, 2014, 12:35:17 PM »

I've been reading things on walking the circle to make a space, but I live in an area where I can't really get away to a secluded spot in the woods (and where it wouldn't cause trouble for me to work magick), and I can't really do it in my apartment, what with carpeting over most of the place (and cats who would get into everything.)

Would using a table to create an altar work, or does it have to be on the floor/ground?
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 12:36:41 PM »

My altar is on a painted metal cookie sheet on my dresser.

Don't make it more than you need to.  It isn't rocket science, it's witchcraft.

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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 12:46:49 PM »

Pretty much do what you feel you're comfortable with Sub when it comes to your altar. Like DM said, she uses a painted metal cookie sheet for hers. I sometimes use the counter in my bathroom (not anymore though after family issues). Once I have my own place, I would use a small end table with a drawer to store my altar tools in or something out of personal preference lol.
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 01:26:20 PM »

I use a wooden chest, I dismantle the alter after use x
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 01:27:20 PM »

Good idea Val xD love chests. They're awesome lol
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 01:34:03 PM »

That really helps. What do you do with walking the circle if it's a counter? Do you have to actually walk around it, or is it more metaphorical for some other action? I know, I sound like a total noob, but that's because I am. ;D
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 01:39:08 PM »

I just move my arm over my object to complete the circle since standing on the counter and hopping down would be a major chore xD Just walk in a circle in front of the counter, extended arm. That's all lol.

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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 01:46:50 PM »

The chest is against the wall too heavy to shift, MW is right there are ways around things x
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 01:54:15 PM »

Yup, plus I doubt the gods would be mad if you have to modify your ritual because of a space issue lol.
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 01:58:24 PM »

SC I use a table with a drawer in it. When it warms up abit I use a stump of an Ash tree outside
or the patio if it's raining. Use what ever you have available right now. Cats make good company.
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2014, 09:40:22 AM »

All of this info is really great. As I read my books on Wicca I started to get a bit worried because I have very limited space so can't really cast a traditional circle. Its nice to see how ya'll do things. :)
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2014, 03:41:44 PM »

SC I use a table with a drawer in it. When it warms up abit I use a stump of an Ash tree outside
or the patio if it's raining. Use what ever you have available right now. Cats make good company.


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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2014, 08:19:47 PM »

If I understand, isn't the magic circle actually a sphere that extends below the surface your standing on? If so, if it can extend through carpeting and flooring, it seems it would have no problem working its way over a counter or stationary object against a wall. I may be all wrong on this. If I am I welcome any corrections!
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Re: Another question: altars, sacred spaces, and limited space
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2014, 05:05:46 AM »

If I understand, isn't the magic circle actually a sphere that extends below the surface your standing on? If so, if it can extend through carpeting and flooring, it seems it would have no problem working its way over a counter or stationary object against a wall. I may be all wrong on this. If I am I welcome any corrections!

Nothing to correct here...
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