07-19-2020 - The Witch's Altar: Conjuring Creativity for At-Home Magic
What is an Altar?
Altars once began as spaces for connection to deity, often acknowledged as living within especially noteworthy parts of a community environment - an ancient tree, an auspiciously shaped boulder, a whispering river - these were regarded as sacred places deserving of attention and dedication. To make offerings to them, or their associated deity, the altar was where the offering was placed. This principle hasn't strayed far, but has become more unique to communities, as well as our individual selves as we change and grow. Altars connect us to energies great and small. They are tools of personal healing, and structured reminders of what we hold in our hearts. An altar is a powerful connector. A protector. A delivery service from you to the Sacred and back again - and a dedicated space of honest reflection. Altar building offers an intersection of magical, energetic and tangible healing. Your altar is like a house plant - it relies on you to support the symbiotic relationship within your shared living space. It responds to you, and you respond to it. Crafting your own altar is an interactive way to cultivate your magic, ground further into your space, and honor important aspects of your life and surroundings.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- Basic history and lore of altars over time
- The ethics of altar crafting
- Altar development and care
- Using Altar Anchors
- Developing altars during times of need
- Seasonal offerings for ancestors and home
Please note that this is a LIVE digital event with a 2 week replay video post class. Due to this, no refunds are available for this class.
About the instructor:
Sera Lindsey (she/they)is a writer, photographer, animist and gentle witch of SWANA ancestry, exploring the intersection of old ways and new paths. Born in and adopted from Morocco, Sera now lives in the Pacific Northwest - Indigenous land of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Wasco, Tumwater, Watlala bands of the Chinook, the Tualatin Kalapuya and many other Indigenous Nations of the Columbia River - while maintaining the ever growing connection to her ancestral heritage of North Africa.