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« Topic Start: April 04, 2007, 02:21:48 pm »

There is another thread in Pagan Religions 101 where people are describing the altars they have at home.  I enjoyed reading these descriptions, but pictures would be even better.  If you have pictures of your altar(s) and would not mind sharing them here, please do.  I'll start with a  a picture of the simple bookcase altar I have to Asherah.  You can see a picture here: http://bellwether.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album05&id=asherah_altar

It is for offerings (coins and other small "treasures" which go into the vase).  It is also a focus for prayers and meditation.  It does not contain any of the common pagan symbols or intentionally include the four elements.  I have another altar that is more general.  This one is specifically for Asherah.
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« Reply #1: April 04, 2007, 02:28:39 pm »

There is another thread in Pagan Religions 101 where people are describing the altars they have at home.  I enjoyed reading these descriptions, but pictures would be even better.  If you have pictures of your altar(s) and would not mind sharing them here, please do.  I'll start with a  a picture of the simple bookcase altar I have to Asherah.  You can see a picture here: http://bellwether.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album05&id=asherah_altar

Just a suggestion:  You might want to post a note in the other thread letting people know that a separate thread has been started for pictures.  Otherwise we may wind up with some here and some there.  Wink

(And I'll repeat my recommendation for people to follow your example and put the photos up elsewhere, in their own Web space or on Photobucket or etc., and then link to them from here rather than attaching them directly to a message here, or making sure the file size is relatively small if they must be attached.  That way we don't get the thread slowing down while several large pictures try to load all at once. Smiley )
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« Reply #2: April 04, 2007, 04:30:41 pm »

Here is a pic of one of my old altars just before I cleaned up after making a batch of incense.

http://www.gather.com/viewImage.jsp?fileId=3096224743923423&memberId=91166

I don't have any current pictures, but will be sure to share some when I next get the opportunity.

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« Reply #3: April 04, 2007, 04:59:34 pm »

Here is a pic of my spiritual shelving  Cheesy
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p206/crazyfish666/DSCN2111.jpg

Two closer views of the alter part.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p206/crazyfish666/DSCN2122.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p206/crazyfish666/DSCN2117.jpg

A pic of my Wisdom Stone, Tara statue and Kwan Yin Dragons.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p206/crazyfish666/DSCN2116.jpg

Sorry about so many pictures Grin ! I couldn't choose just one.
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« Reply #4: April 04, 2007, 07:14:06 pm »

My Apollo shrine:
http://star.qnarf.com/files/altar.jpg

Except the tapers are different now; there, they're light blue palm tapers simply because that's what I had on hand.  Now they're beeswax, and more yellowy in color...  and a lot shorter, I need to replace them soon.

Detail of the embroidery on the cloth:
http://star.qnarf.com/files/altarcloth.jpg
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« Reply #5: April 05, 2007, 12:46:37 am »

I hope more people post pics here, I've really enjoyed seeing everyone's altars so far!

I have two altars, a working altar and a shrine-type altar.  The working altar is the fireplace in the living room that my roommate and I share; the left side of the hearth is his area, the right side of the hearth is mine, and we share the mantle as a general storage area.  I do daily offerings, spells, rune readings, and that sort of thing there.  I also go there when I'm really upset or having a panic attack; just lighting the candles and laying down in the circle area with a grounding stone and a rose quartz helps a lot in those cases.

Both my roommate and I have made some minor changes (mostly rearranging) to our respective sides of the altar since this was taken, but basically the area looks like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/ginnflynn/pics042.jpg

Here it is when we have a fire, just for fun:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/ginnflynn/me021.jpg

And this is the small shrine-type deal I have in my bedroom.  I usually keep a few random crystals and the double-termination amethyst I sleep with on there, too.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/ginnflynn/pics018.jpg
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« Reply #6: April 05, 2007, 12:17:25 pm »

I'll set mine up and take a few pictures!  I'll post them tomorrow promise!!
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« Reply #7: April 05, 2007, 06:13:51 pm »

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Both my roommate and I have made some minor changes (mostly rearranging) to our respective sides of the altar since this was taken, but basically the area looks like this:

That is really cool.  And I really like how you have the circle set up around it.  A true sacred space.
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« Reply #8: April 05, 2007, 07:41:33 pm »

If you have pictures of your altar(s) and would not mind sharing them here, please do. 

Here are some pics of Brighid's shelf:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/moonivy53/BrighidShelffull.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/moonivy53/BrighidShelfleft.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/moonivy53/BrighidShelfcenter.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/moonivy53/BrighidShelfright.jpg

And here's the description from the other thread:

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Brighid has a shelf next to my bed.  It has many candles on it, in several different kinds of candle holders, all of which have some kind of Brighid-related meaning to me.  There's also one oil lamp, which was the first flame I lit for her.  In addition to all the fire, there is a stone from my back yard (for earth), a blue jay feather also from my back yard (for sky), and a small dish with some tiny shells from the beach at Hilton Head where my family had a happy weekend (for sea).  There's a small, rather abstract feminine scultpure that makes me think of motherly things.  And, finally, there's a small dish for offerings.  At the moment, it has the two bracelets I wear during my Cill flame tending shifts, and a chocolate truffle.  Oh, and there's a little sheep my daughter made several years ago -- sheep are associated with Brighid because of her link to Imbolc.

You'll see in the pics that I've recently added a beaded bracelet on the shelf.  I made it last summer.  It's blue labradorite beads, with a dragonfly charm.  To me, it symbolizes change, and I've been wearing it pretty much nonstop since I made it.  I got the urge to take it off and put it on the shelf for some reason just the other day.  Not sure why...
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« Reply #9: April 06, 2007, 11:30:17 pm »

If you have pictures of your altar(s) and would not mind sharing them here, please do. 

Thanks for the thread, I love pictures. It is so fun to see what other folks have done! Hunny Bunny (my husband) loves to take pictures of the altars I set up so we've got several on hand. I put a page on my website with them;

http://www.secondcityarts.com/altars.htm

Now, I have 7 planets in Cancer, love pictures and am one of those awful people who will instantly show strangers pictures of my grandkids. So be forewarned, I have pictures of the main Altar and permanent Elemental Altars, special temporary spell altars, holiday altars........
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« Reply #10: April 07, 2007, 08:46:38 am »

I put a page on my website with them;

http://www.secondcityarts.com/altars.htm

All I can say is "Wow!."

Those are great altars, Juniper. And your husband got great pictures of them.
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« Reply #11: April 07, 2007, 02:11:06 pm »

Those are great altars, Juniper. And your husband got great pictures of them.

Thanks, Randall, what a sweetie you are to say so. I thought you might like the pictures of Einstein and Shrodinger on the Air Element one.  Grin
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« Reply #12: April 07, 2007, 06:55:38 pm »

I thought you might like the pictures of Einstein and Shrodinger on the Air Element one.  Grin

They are so appropriate too -- although I had to think about it a bit to realize that.  Sometimes I can be very dense. LOL.
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« Reply #13: April 07, 2007, 07:36:43 pm »

There is another thread in Pagan Religions 101 where people are describing the altars they have at home.  I enjoyed reading these descriptions, but pictures would be even better.  If you have pictures of your altar(s) and would not mind sharing them here, please do. 

Mine has been growing as things call to me. It's by my bed on top of a small book shelf.
The art on the wall practically begged to be put there, but I have no idea what it means. Will have to try and look it up.
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« Reply #14: April 08, 2007, 12:47:30 am »

Here is a pic of one of my old altars just before I cleaned up after making a batch of incense.

I love how you've invited nature in with flowers, herbs, and branches. 
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