Sunday, June 1, 2014

Tips for Living Wicca: Set Up a Shrine

A shrine and an altar are two different things. An altar is more of an elaborate set-up for formal ritual and extended workings, whereas a shrine is more of a simple place to go regularly to honor a deity, spirit, ancestor or whatever you hold as sacred.

Even if you have an altar, a small shrine can be a good addition to your home somewhere because the use of them is much more focused. It gives you a quiet, uncluttered place to go and attune with deity.

When I was a young Wiccan, I read Scott Cunnhingham’s book Wicca and took his advice—about 25 years later and I still start my day with a visit to my shrine, a short prayer, an offering and a brief meditation. This routine has not only brought me a great deal of peace, but I feel it’s been the most powerful way to form a relationship with my Gods, more than any elaborate ritual.

My Tip for You Today:

Set up a shrine. It doesn’t have to be elaborate—even if it’s just a candle, a cone incense burner and a bowl.
I go more into setting up shrines here:

Here’s my shrine:

Do you have a shrine? Tell me about yours!

1 comment:

  1. Merry meet, dear Sage! It's been 17 years since I have read Scott Cunningham's book (Wicca: A Guide to Solitary Practitioner) and it's amazing how many generations he has beed guiding to Wicca and Witchcraft! Yes, I do have my shrine, it's in my bedroom. I also have a daily devotional time, similar to yours, with incense and meditation. It's marvellous to be a wiccan, and I would love to be oppened about it but where I live there's a lot of prejudice around, so I keep it private. Merry part, be blessed! :D