Making a Portable Altar Kit

 

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

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 Directions for ‘Making a Mobile Altar Kit’

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

If your convention requires you to use different things, you can add those too. Some things you might want to include in your altar kit are:

A crystal
Tarot cards
A small statue representing deity
A bell

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

You’ll need to determine whether you would like to use a box or a bag. If you plan to carry your altar kit on a plane, backpack, purse or other place where space is at a premium, go with a bag. If it’s something you are going to keep in your house, or maybe take over to a buddy, 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 into a carrying bag, simply stitch a 1/2 hem around the edge of the circle, and then run a cord through it. Knot the cable in the ends, then when you pull it tight you’ll have a drawstring bag that unfolds into a round altar cloth.

If you want to use a box, good — there are tons 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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