Sweet Magic Event Space

10-25-2020 - The Witch's Altar: Honoring Ancestors During the Dark Season

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
  • Offerings for ancestors and home during the Dark Season
  • The ethics of altar crafting
  • Altar development and care
  • Using Altar Anchors
  • Developing altars during times of need

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.



    • This is a live workshop, with a recording available for 2 weeks sent out to all registered participants.
    • Buying this course as a gift? Please include recipient’s email address during checkout.
    • We use Zoom for online workshops - please have the app downloaded if using a phone.
    • Enrollment is accepted up until the day of the event.
    • All participants are responsible for sourcing their own materials for this workshop.
    • Technical difficulties on the attendees end (sound issues, tardiness, wifi connection, video cut out, etc) do not entitle attendees to a refund. We recommend signing on 10 minutes early to sort out any issues.
    • Seagrape does not offer guidance around computer or Zoom usage, though we do send out a link including instructions on how to use Zoom 24 hours prior to all workshops.
    • Honor the privacy of others; what is said and shared in a workshop is not meant to share outside of the workshop except for what instructors give permission to share.
    • Questions? Email us at events@seagrapeapothecary.com


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. Find Sera on instagram at @witchs.sabbath and at witchssabbath.com.