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Altars And Why I Go So Far With Them.

I have a confession to make.

I love Altars. I love any altars and I love all altars. Even the scariest ones pique my dark morbid curiosity. I love setting them up and cleansing them, hell, I even love cleaning them. Altars are one of the best parts in my opinion about religion. Any religion can have them and they all look gorgeous. With the elaboration about this silly fascination, I'd like to also make another confession: My Altars are elaborate. The more detailed, the better. My friend puts her candles in a simple position and has her runes basking in firelight an on top of her salt cup. Me? I have two major candle holders in the shape of silver columns with intricate roses while beside it are three medium candle holders shaped like wine glasses. Next to that is a smaller but fatter yellow candle for air with an eagle feather right beside it. To make this more complicatedI have altar water on the other side and an essential oil burner. To the south east is a small cup holding a small crystal ball while surrounded by crystals. the cup is filled with water. Then THEN at the bottom is my pentacle coaster with the earth candle on top. IN THE CENTER, because I have this fascination for candles is a circular shallow plate filled with silver and gold sand with small blue and white stones. inset in this sandy place is a large white candle and four tea lights with a large rock next to each tea light.

And I am proud of this small altar. I am vain as hell but am proud of this vanity. If I'm going to have an altar you're damn skippy I'm going to make it the prettiest altar there is. Suffice it to say, the point of this vain introduction is to let everyone know that you shouldn't be afraid to have numerous altars or to make them extremely plain or detailed. Because in the end, we probably share the same idea anyways. Who the hell cares if your altar is just four candles or a whole myriad of mirrors, crystals and other dangly decorations. At least someone probably does the same thing right?

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