Creating Your Sacred Space
- Setting Up
- Before any spiritual event can occur, you should create or
designate a place that can act as your "Sacred Space".
Your personal area where only spiritual work and interaction
will be conducted. Once you have designated an area, inside or
outside, you will need to cleanse the area, energize it and create
a "gateway" for spiritual communication and work.
- Designate an area in your home or outside where your sacred
space will be. This should be a place that is undisturbed by
other members of your household. If you don't have the space
in your home to designate a room as your spiritual area, then
set aside a corner or portion of a room. You can use curtains,
an attractive room divider or just a special arrangement of furniture.
If you decide to create a space outside, the same considerations
apply. You want this area to be undisturbed by other people.
A place where your ritual objects will be safe if you leave them
- Decorations add to the "essence" of your spiritual
space, but they also server as symbolic reminders and tools for
your work. If you have a close affinity to the energy of a particular
animal, then add a statue or picture of that animal in your area.
If you have a particular connection to a pentacle or medicine
wheel, then give that object a prominent location in your space.
Some people like
to set all natural materials in their space. A solid wood table
and chair(s) with natural fiber coverings and so on. These additional
practical items are entirely up to you. But if you feel that
natural objects help you connect with the natural forces around
you, then add these specific items to your space.
Some things you may want to consider putting in your space
- Table and at least 1 chair.
- A small table for a permanent altar.
- Candles of varying color.
- Crystals and stones for future rituals.
- Incense for cleansing and clearing.
- Don't forget the matches.
- Any other Magikal Tools you may
wish to use.
- Before you begin any ritual or ceremony, you should Clear
and Cleanse the area where the work is to be done. This is
especially true when you're first consecrating your sacred space.
You should re-cleanse this area each time you begin a ritual
or use of this space, but these later efforts will all be affected
by how you first set the intent and use of energy in this space
for the first time.
- Sacred Clothing
- Many practioners will not enter or use their sacred space
unless they are cloaked in a special garment created by their
own hands and consecrated for spiritual use. This robe is unique
and special to each person who desires to honor their beliefs
in this fashion. A cloak can be consecrated for specific purposes.
So you can have more than one cloak, depending on what type of
ritual you will be conducting in your sacred space.
- Self clothing isn't the only garments you want to consider
for your space. An altar cloth is also called for. You can use
more than one cloth in varying colors and patterns, depending
on the work at hand. But consider the use of the cloth before
you cover the altar. If you are going to be mixing herbs, or
creating spiritual objects such as handmade candles, smudge sticks
or spiritual tools, then you want the cloth to be inexpensive
and practical. If however, you are conducting a ritual to celebrate
a holiday, then you might use a more formal cloth, anything from
crushed velvet to black satin.
- The cloth should reflect your personality, your beliefs and
one that you feel comfortable with using. A male Witch for instance,
may not use Victorian lace when casting spells for compassion,
healing or love. Rather he might use something that strikes an
essence of romance in his heart such as red silk. Whatever you
chose to use, the cloth should be large enough to cover the entire
altar and fit the work at hand.
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