Altar & Ritual
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Altars are all different - a lot depends on your personal taste. While there are standard items used for each part of a ritual, the choices of these are many.
Almost every spiritual path and religion uses an altar of some kind. They create a space for the placement of sacred objects for connecting with the divine. The basic elements are usually a table or flat space to place ritual objects on, a cloth to sanctify & focus that space, candles to call divine focus into the space, incense to send ritual focus to the divine, and water to enable communication with & blessing from the divine.
Other elements added to this basic set up are icons, reliquaries, pictures, statues & fetishes (such as totem animals, talismans or amulets), that help those leading or attending the ritual to remember who or what is being honored. For instance, on a christian altar, there will usually be a cross, on a buddhist altar, a statue of buddha, and on a muslim altar, a beautiful calligraphic icon evoking a blessing. On a celtic pagan altar there are usually four candles to call the powers of the quarters, and pieces that evoke the mother & father god.
(No matter the spiritual path, libations usually form part of the ritual, with food and drink shared in ceremony, recalling the boons that have been given & allowing the recipient to be grateful for such blessings).
Our focus in this category is upon supplying many of the tools needed to adorn & use an altar space, whether that altar is celtic oriented pagan, vedic indian, christian, buddhist, or other. We supply many of the things we use ourselves, and also other pieces we find delight in making available simply to inspire those in need. Our spirituality is as eclectic as our business & in our minds all paths lead in the same direction. We are non-denominational in our expression, so while we present certain items for sale these are not all we represent.
The natural wood wands you find in this category are hand-crafted by the artisans of Lilipily Spirit. These are single, one-off, original pieces and no two will ever be the same, even if they have been re-created with a particular theme in mind. Healing wands made of gemstone by others can also be found here, along with spell and wishing kits. We do not use these ourselves but fully believe in the power of magic & prayer, so please use these items carefully and with forethought.
We also have a range of small icons, statuettes & tiles to decorate your altar with. While these are mostly celtic pagan, vedic indian, or buddhist, we will add anything of beauty we find at our suppliers to this list.
The cloths we have available range from small puja pieces decorated with the buddhist symbols of good luck, to prayer & inspirational flags, to table runners & sarongs suitable for small to medium size altars, and to full size table options that can also be used as bedspreads or wall hangings. (Batik and sequinned batik vedic god & goddess designs are not hemmed, so they can be easily framed by you).
(* Bells, singing bowls & cymbals can be found under the category of "Meditation & Music" Check the drop down Site Search Find & View menu at the top of this page).
All items in this category are for sale only when the availability number declares that we have items 'in stock' (look under the product code at the top of each product page). You can, however, let us know you are interested in buying particular items, so we have a better idea of what to prioritize when making our re-stocking orders. To do that, use our contact page and tell us the product code you are interested in. (The code is at the top of each product page).