Friday, September 11, 2009

All about Altars and Shrines

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We haven't had a discussion on this topic for quite a while and I think it's about time we did.

Many of us here at TC have an altar and/or shrine. Some even have multiple ones. For those of you who do, here are a few questions:

First off, do you make any distinction between an altar and a shrine? If so, why?

Do you have more than one? If so is it because they serve different purposes or dedicated to different deities?

What do they look like? Do the individual things on them serve a specific purpose? (for example, if you have more than one offering dish, incense burner, etc., why more than one?)

Is it for strictly devotional use, strictly magical/divinatory or a little bit of both?

If you had more money to go to it, what would the altar of your dreams look like?

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