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« Topic Start: May 08, 2011, 12:49:24 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know
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« Reply #1: May 08, 2011, 02:40:33 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

Mine's on a 3-tier corner shelf above my bed.
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« Reply #2: May 08, 2011, 03:33:13 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

On the top of my dresser Smiley  I have a small double-doored cabinet where I keep my statue of  Ausir.  Aset and Nebet Het stand on either side of the cabinet. 
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« Reply #3: May 08, 2011, 07:45:44 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

My Hestia shrine is in the kitchen, because that seemed like the appropriate place, and consists of nothing more than a candle and an offering bowl.

My Apollo shrine is a little wooden 2-drawer filing cabinet (active shrine--embroidered cloth, oil lamp, candles, offering bowl--on top, supplies and some books in the drawers) in my bedroom, which is maybe not the best place but that's where it fits and it seems to work.

I also have a sort of mini-shrine for Apollo in my cube at work, with an LED candle on the desk and a few relevant images pinned to the cube wall above it.
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« Reply #4: May 08, 2011, 09:32:34 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

Since I'm living in a shared flat, they're all in my bedroom.

My Lararium is on a dresser next to my bed. It includes a small clay altar to my Lares, along with six (soon to be seven) other altars to Roman gods and goddesses, a cup with coins for the housewights, and my ritual dish and spoon. I also set aside a shelf for Khnum, where I keep my clay working tools, and Anubis has His small corner right here on the table.

The situation is different at my parents house, where the shrines are more dispersed: in my bedroom, in the living and dinning rooms, and the kitchen. Pretty much what will happen when I have my own flat.

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« Reply #5: May 08, 2011, 09:50:19 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

My current setup,

I have a shrine to Juno on the mantle in my living room. It doesn't really look like a shrine, unless you know what you're looking for. Mostly, it just looks like decorative items. There is a statue representation of Her, some candles and vases for flowers. This is where I honor Her, leave offerings and pray.

I also have an altar in my bedroom where I keep my tools and such for spell work and the Wiccan-ish things that I do.

The two practices don't really overlap at all, so I keep it separate.
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« Reply #6: May 08, 2011, 09:57:07 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

A small table in my front room (I have a tiny little apartment - 400 square feet - so I walk by it all the time that way.)
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« Reply #7: May 08, 2011, 12:43:48 pm »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

Working altarspace on the bottom shelf of a bookcase.  (I have also used the top shelves of bookcases as shrines, hanging a white cloth in front of the statues when they were not revealed.)

House shrine is on a cabinet gotten for that purpose in the living room.  Hetharu and Lilitu shrines are on top of the speakers.  Set's shrine is in the bedroom, the pervy voyeur, on top of the cabinet where I keep extra ritual supplies and bondage rope.  Ganesha has a spot in the window between the kitchen and dining room with the candy bowl.

Ancestor shrine in the bedroom on my dresser, which is on the west wall.

The Celt has a prosperity shrine in his office on the dresser.
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« Reply #8: May 10, 2011, 12:31:28 am »


Right now mine is on the second shelf on my bookcase, but as soon as I get my own place, it will be moved to a table in the main part of the house.
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« Reply #9: May 10, 2011, 03:20:29 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

I think it is important as placement can be significant both traditionally and symbolically.

My Shrine is on the mantelpiece in my bed room, which was originally the parlour/sitting room of our 100 year old house. I'd really like to have another on the mantelpiece in the main living room too, but my family don't all share my religion. The bedroom mantelpiece works nicely though as it's still a hearth of sorts and I can use the internal fireplace too when needed.
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« Reply #10: May 12, 2011, 12:10:16 pm »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

I have an outdoor shrine near the garden and the oak trees for the nature spirits. I also invite my ancestors to come eat with me at dinner and we make a spirit plate for them. It has a specific place it goes on the coffee table because we don't have a dining room yet. After we are done eating I take the plate outside and set it near the nature alter so that the critters may take what is left of the offering or I return it to the Earth.
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« Reply #11: May 16, 2011, 09:11:14 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

At the moment?  On a space in front of the books on the bookshelf above my head.  I just moved into college, and I have no table for it, and I'm still working out the kinks in my storage system so everything fits in less space than it needs  Cheesy  So yeah, it's a temporary spot.  When I get/find a little more space, then I'll start a proper one again.
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« Reply #12: May 16, 2011, 09:34:59 am »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

I have two in my bedroom, sort of, though one I just consider a kind of "sacred shelf" where I keep all my magical and ritual gear, except for my athame which is usually tucked into my dresser drawer. The other actual "shrine" is the top of my dresser where I light spell candles or candles for Brigid. I still live at home with family members who aren't aware of my religion or practices, so the shelf is overhead to prevent anyone from getting a good look at all the pretties and the "shrine" I keep plain, with no decoration other than the candles, so it doesn't look overtly religious or occult.
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« Reply #13: May 18, 2011, 11:07:57 pm »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

I have an altar for Brighid in my living room.  It's a shelf unit of sorts with a white cloth over it to hide the 'junky bits' and not detract from the altar itself.  There's also an ancester altar in the living room.  My Morrigan altar is in my bedroom up against the north wall.  It's smaller than I'd like it to be due to lack of space and not a bit enough table available, but once I get my situation sorted out, I'll be making a separate little place just for this altar. 
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« Reply #14: May 19, 2011, 04:12:30 pm »

Sorry if this is at the wrong place, but this seemed a good a spot as any.  I was just curious as to where you put your shrines, it's not important but I'd like to know

I live in a studio apartment, so it's the top of one of my short bookcases. I have a candle to Elegua on the right with some sweets for him in an offering bowl, seashell and some Goddess stuff on the left, my crystals which charge on the shrine, an incense burner with Ganesha's head on it, a pentagram soapstone cone burner which I also use for charging, flowers, a pyramid, and a wooden skull from Nepal.
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