Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to make an Altar Basics 101

How to make an Altar 
Basics 101 

The Elements
Earth, Fire, Water , Air

THE ELEMENT EARTH: (TAURUS, April 20-May 20, VIRGO, August 23-September 22, CAPRICORN December 22-January 19)

THE FIRE ELEMENT: (ARIES March 21-April 19, LEO July 23-August 22, SAGITTARIUS November 22-December 21)

THE ELEMENT WATER: (CANCER, June 22-July 22, SCORPIO, OCTOBER 23-November 21, PISCES February 19-March 20)

THE ELEMENT AIR: (GEMINI, May 21-June 21, LIBRA, September 23-October 22, AQUARIUS, January 20-February 18)

Simply have 4 Glass Jars Mason Jars work Fantastic or even baby food jar or any Glass jar

Earth should be filled with Soft Dirt if you wish you could even put in a plant into it

Fire all you need is a candle even a Battery operated Candle is Fine

Water Fill a Jar with Water

Air Fill a Jar with nothing

Simple isn't it?

Now next is Decorate your altar
Nature gives you Everything you need
Tree branches Twigs
If you have seen my Altar I have a Twig Pentacle I made from Tree Branches

Stones Find any shiny stone in nature
if you want to Jazz it up you can put Runes or Symbols painted on or Drawn on or use a Dremel Drill bit to Chisel your symbol of Choice on them

The Goddess She who has a 10,000 names
for the Goddess
Sea Shells are Perfect found at the beach or at lakes and Craft stores too Seashells reparent the Goddess her shape her symbol fertility symbol Female incense Berries and Fruits are symbols

But we can not forget about the Male God he who has 10,000 names
For him you want something like a Phallic shaped Stone
or Nuts or masculine scented incense Antler horns , Bones

my best advice to you is Listen to your heart listen to your soul
do not just take I say or someone else says or what your read in a book or a movie or a Tv show
but do your own research study the various Pagan Religions

Start with the basics , Greek , Roman, Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Slavic, Celtic , Norse, Native American , African once you have studied them and the various Goddess and Goddess you will expand your mind and see we are important parts of the universe
we are not here by a cosmic accident we are here to Love and embrace and learn and grow mentally and spiritually but never force our beliefs on anyone.

What Paganism is

When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means she or he follows a Religion focused on honoring The Ancient of Gods and Goddesses it is best described as the modern rebirth of Ancient Paganism Paganism encompasses a diverse community with some groups concentrating on specific traditions, practices or elements such as Nature, Celtic ,Wiccans, Druids, Shamans,Hellenic,Graeco,Slavic, Sacred Ecologists,Asatru, Odinists and Heathens, Kemetic,Native American all make up parts of the Pagan community.

Some follow a list of nine virtues, referred to as the Nine Noble Virtues, that have been culled from the Eddas (our primary sources) and the Sagas. These virtues are: Courage, Truth, Honor, Fidelity, Discipline, Hospitality, Industriousness, Self-reliance, and Perseverance.

The recognition of the divine in nature is at the heart of Pagan belief. Pagans are deeply aware of the natural world and see the power of the divine in the ongoing cycle of life and death. Most Pagans are eco-friendly, seeking to live in a way that minimises harm to the natural environment.

Concepts of the divine

Pagans worship the divine in many different forms, through feminine as well as masculine imagery and also as without gender. The most important and widely recognised of these are the God and Goddess (or pantheons of God and Goddesses) whose annual cycle of procreation, giving birth and dying defines the Pagan year. Paganism strongly emphasises equality of the sexes. Women play a prominent role in the modern Pagan movement, and Goddess worship features in most Pagan ceremonies.

Pagan theology

Paganism is not based on doctrine or liturgy. Many pagans believe 'if it harms none, do what you will'. Following this code, Pagan theology is based primarily on experience, with the aim of Pagan ritual being to make contact with the divine in the world that surrounds them.

While Other Pagans sees the divine manifest in all creation. The cycles of nature are our holy days, the earth is our temple, its plants and creatures our partners and teachers. We worship a deity that is both male and female, a mother Goddess and father God, who together created all that is, was, or will be. We respect life, cherish the free will of sentient beings, and accept the sacredness of all creation

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