One of the important things to consider in the Craft is having your very own sacred space - this is the place where you’ll be spending most of your time and it’s not just any area where you can put an altar or perform rituals just because it’s the only place available or so - it is very important that the sacred space you choose must be a space devoid of fear. We should all keep in mind that, if you cannot trust the sacred space you are in - do not trust it - most of your magickal working will most likely bomb as a result.
What Makes a Sacred Place…. Sacred?
Remember, a sacred space is not just an area to perform rituals or to commune with the Universe. It is a power center either of your own making or made by the forces of the Universe, or by a drastic event in human consciousness (such as a battleground.) It is a place to be respected at all times - whether this may be a work area or as a meditation sanctuary. To work in the no-limit world of the Craft, you must accept that anything can happen. It you have properly prepared yourself to operate in this environment, then the experience and lessons will reach to infinity.
There are two types of sanctuaries to choose from:
- inside an enclosed area or indoors
- or outside, in the world of nature
The only pre-requisite for either is privacy. Interruptions will definitely cause failure because you will simply not be able to focus as you should. When doing any magickal working, it is important that your attention and the direction of it is vital for your success.
A witch always needs a place to work and celebrate, therefore one of your first major magickal acts will be the design, physical set-uo, cleansing and consecration of the area chosen. This space should be ready to use when you take your vows of dedication. Creating your sacred space becomes a symphony of planning and movement. Your positive energy melded with the energy of the Universe will create a melodious haven for yourself and perhaps, in time, for others as well.
Designing the Sacred Space…
If you are someone who decides to have their sacred space - indoors, you may want to make sure that it is on the non-active portion area of your room. If you are pretty luck and you are using an empty room - then congrats, I wish I could be you, lol! All sorts of decorating possibilities becomes available but most practitioners must make some type of space limitation especially if they are sharing it with people in the house that they live with. The space you should should be large enough for you to move freely or lie down comfortably if you desire to do healing or vision questing.
Take note that you may need to put everything you need near within your reach - you never know whenever you will need any of those books, files, ingredients, and etc - so it’s better to able be prepared. Remember, what is comfortable is what works best - it is your space anyway.
I don’t think I need to mention this, but if you choose to have your sacred space outdoors.. you need to choose a space that is totally private and totally yours. (It would be a headache to deal with other people who sees you and complains, etc) Plus, there are so many things to consider when you have a sacred space outdoors - tons of research would be needed. Like the magickal properties of the plants within the area, the type of ground you have, what tools necessary to care for it, what plants would prosper in your climate. A lot of trips to the greenhouse and the library is to be expected.
(Let’s talk about Altars - on my next post!)
Content Source: Silver RavenWolf, To Ride a Silver Broomstick.