Wednesday, July 14, 2010
my new alter
I "up-graded" my alter today. I went to a thrift store looking for a bigger table upon which to creat my alter. I found a nice one right off. the above is the results. The antlers are from a columbian black tail I took with a traditional bow and self made arrows back in 2004 I think it was. It represents Cernernnos. The Bridgit's cross on the wall is of course for Bridgit. I am still searching for some thing to represent Lugh and the Morrigan. These are the gods that I work with most often. At least thus far. the four bowls represent the four elements. In the center I like to have a chalice instead of a cauldron. The chalice holds much meaning to me. A lot of it has to do with the magical work I am learning from JMG's system. This particular chalice was passed down to me from my grandfather via my mother. It was his toasting cup from his wedding. My bride and I used it as our chalice in our wedding. I have also used it in some powerful magical spells. It's made of sterling silver. On the back right side is a copper disk. This has Fion's window on it. The rattle I use to help induce trance state for spirit-walks, as well as changing energy of a place. The athme I use for spell casting and for cutting as needed. It's an old iron blade set into a bears jaw. The sheath is made from bear. It is quite powerful magicaly. I think the spirit of the bear is still with it. I rescued it from a gun and knife show.