Altars and shrines in Modern Hekatean Witchcraft:
Glancing through this article on Patheos, it looks like a good “intro” to creating a personal shrine (as opposed to working altar, IMO) and an altar (as opposed to a devotional shrine) to the Mother of Night.
The two are different, and serve different purposes, though they can be combined if the individual would like. Me? I like to keep my devotion separate.
Usually, my dreams are unremarkable. Sometimes they are memorable in their strangeness or recurring themes.
Last night was different. It was a very clear message, with Hekate (the Goddess that I work with) showing me exactly where She wants my shrine to her to be. This is remarkable because I need to have it set up before tomorrow night in order for me to perform the Rite of the Devotee for membership in the Covenant of Hekate on the next Full Moon.
In the dream, I was clearing off a shelf next to my desk, where I currently have a Buddha tea-light holder and some educational materials.I had removed everything from the shelf and was wiping the accumulated dust (we life in an old, wood-floor house with no filter in the furnace) and assembling various altar decorations. When I got out of bed and went to my desk downstairs, I was confused to see that the location had not been cleared. My wife said that it was “obviously a hint” to which I replied, “No kidding! At least I know which one She wants!”
So, before I leave for work today, I’m cleaning off the space. And I discovered that She doesn’t want me wearing one of my pieces of everyday jewelry while I’m at the altar/shrine. Ans she wants me to move my Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags, too.
We will see if She continues or increases the direct communication. I would not object to it, I think, as long as it’s not all day, every day.