New Altar :-D

::sets her mantle as responsible mature High Priestess aside for just a moment::

I am RIDICULOUSLY excited about my new altar!

For years I used a microwave cart my brother gave me.  He maintains to this day that he said “borrow” when he offered it, but I swear his exact words, “Hey (my given name here), do you want this microwave cart?  It doesn’t fit in my room anymore.”  Then I painted it and put animal decals on it and he was dumbfounded, apparently, to see that I’d personalized it and essentially claimed it for all time.  It’s been an ongoing joke between us ever since.

So my husband I bought a house.  And my brother wanted to give us a housewarming gift.  So what does he do?

He MAKES me an altar.

That’s right, the photos below are the altar my brother HANDMADE for me, and he HAND-FINISHED it, too!

You have to understand.  My brother was never an artist.  He majored in economics in college.  He works in international trade compliance.  He only took the mandatory modules of shop class in middle school.

HE MADE THIS.  For me.  And it’s absolutely stunning.  The pentagram is inlaid–he had to hand-cut the grooves to put it in.

The amount of love, and time, and energy that went into this…WOW.  Just wow.

::hops up and down squealing like an excited schoolgirl::


::puts mantle back on::

Please enjoy these photos of my altar.

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About Ariawn

I am 33 years old and have been studying Wicca for over 15 years. In 2012 I was elevated to the third degree in Traditional English Wicca by Dragoman Sledz. Since his passing in 2014, it has been my goal to develop and document our Wiccan philosophy as fully as it is within my power to do so, and in doing so continue our mission to bring Wicca out of the shadows and make it available to those who seek the path. I currently reside in Ohio with my husband and our three cats, and I work as a registered nurse in Cleveland. I have an additional bachelor's degree in English literature. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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One Response to New Altar :-D

  1. That’s gorgeous! Mine is a simple corner shelf. 🙂


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