Building a Portable Altar Kit


Making these are useful for witches who travel a lot. You can also make these for your witch fellows as gifts.

You will need the following items for this spell:

Things that represent the four elements Anything for your rituals Container (a box, a bag, etc.) A piece of fabric

Casting Instructions for ‘Making a Portable Altar Kit’

The first thing you will have to do is determine what items you want to include in your portable altar. Some people like to put in every single magic tool they own, five different decks of Tarot cards, and their entire gemstone collection, but I’ve discovered that simple is usually better. In actuality, if you keep just four items in there, you’ve probably got it made — and those are the ones associated with the four classical elements.

If your tradition requires you to utilize other things, you can add those too. Some things you might want to include in your altar kit are:

A crystal
Tarot cards
A little statue representing deity
A bell

Finally, add a piece of cloth to use as an altar cloth. It does not have to be large, just big enough to spread all your tools on, so that you can carry out a working anywhere you may be.

You will need to determine whether you want to use a box or a bag. If you intend to carry your altar kit on a plane, backpack, purse or other place where space is at a premium, proceed with a bag. If it’s something you’re going to keep in your house, or take over to a friend’s, you can probably use a box.

The great thing about a bag that enhances portability is your bag can double as an altar cloth. To make a circular piece of material to a carrying bag, simply stitch a 1/2 hem around the edge of the circle, and then run a cord through it. Knot the cord at the ends, then once you pull it tight you will have a drawstring bag that unfolds into a round altar cloth.

If you want to use a box, good — there are plenty to choose from. You can find a plain wooden one from a craft store and paint it or decorate it. You could use an old cigar box and cover it with fabric and antiques, or you could buy a pre-made carved or decorated box out of among the thousands of retailers who specialize in metaphysical gifts.

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