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1/8/11 10:10 A

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I'm still in the broom closet, but I manage to have a small altar and unless, you know what you are looking at, you'd never know. I have a Silver cauldron thingy and inside is a fir branch and sage. Next to it is a seashell to represent water, and a scented candle to represent fire and I change the rest to a seasonal display to honor the wheel of the year.
Works for me!

"Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong." Ayn Rand


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1/7/11 7:23 P

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I've been wanting to put up a kitchen altar for a long time, but the whole kitchen is an altar to Samhain/Hallowe'en! I think I might put an altar on the top of the computer desk (beside the kitchen) towards exercise, health and weight loss. Hmmmm...I wonder which deities wouldn't mind being evoked for that?

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1/7/11 3:16 P

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What a pleasure reading about all the ideas and expressions here, :) While we don't have an altar in the kitchen, we *do* have a shrine to Lady Brigid, Goddess of hearth, smithcraft, healing, etc. We consider our stove/oven to be the contemporary version of Her hearth. On Her shrine we keep a red, often cinnamon-scented candle which is lit whenever we are cooking and/or entertaining. It also comes in handy when someone we know needs healing support.

"Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon."

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JEWITCH's Photo JEWITCH Posts: 18,858
5/25/10 12:22 P

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GRACIESUE, that sounds like a love altar that you have planned. When you get it finished please take pictures and post them on your page we all can see. Brightest blessings and warm hugs.



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5/25/10 11:51 A

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I am waiting to fix the wall that I will put it on...I'll be doing it in the next week or so. But I've been collecting stuff for it :)

I have a bare wooden shelf I got at a craft store, a goddess figurine that I sculpted out of clay (on of my kids broke her, so she has crack on her arm, but I love her), a 3 footed floral dish (cauldron), a mini stone chalice, 2 small stone offering bowls, elemental tea lights, a small grape vine pentagram...I want to sculpt a god figure. I also am planning on burning wooden spoons with symbols & runes for a few intentions (health,protection, prosperity) to hang off of hooks on altar shelf for stirring brew/magical meals, etc. This is a project I can't wait to do!

I also can't do plants inside long term due to cats..It's been hard keeping them away from the garden seedlings (been inside longer than normal due to cold spells)

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5/23/10 3:13 A

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if i only had room for one!
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i also belong to the adults with ADHD team!

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5/18/10 1:45 P

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Pachimaira said "I love the idea of having fresh herbs in my kitchen, but the few times I've tried, my cats gladly accepted them as a nummy offering in the name of Bast :)"

This is the exact same reason I don't have herbs in my house, either! LOL Gotta love the furry little beasts. emoticon

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PACHIMAIRA's Photo PACHIMAIRA Posts: 8
5/17/10 10:50 A

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My kitchen altar is a baker's rack that holds my cook books and kitchen/hearthcraft related books, a little hearth shrine and candles. I love the idea of having fresh herbs in my kitchen, but the few times I've tried, my cats gladly accepted them as a nummy offering in the name of Bast :)

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5/15/10 12:44 P

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OOO, I like that idea of a kitchen alter. I think that will be my new project :)

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5/10/10 4:32 P

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I realy like that idea! Thank you.

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5/6/10 10:06 P

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My kitchen altar is actually in my dining room because my kitchen is too small. I have my herbs and a few other plants. I don't have a goddess figure though. I haven't found one I like yet.

To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha


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5/5/10 10:40 P

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My kitchen altar is on my window sill. I works out nice there amongst my fresh herbs.



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5/5/10 5:39 P

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In my opinion, a kitchen altar is only as necessary as the cook finds it. I like my little one as it reminds me that the act of making food is magical when done consciously.

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5/5/10 10:09 A

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My kitchen is rather tight and not condusive to having an altar...and since my hubby does most of the cooking and would find it get in his way...I think I will have to pass on a kitchen altar...but maybe in the future.

Brightest Blessings!
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5/4/10 4:18 P

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My herbs are in a strawberry pot with my goddess figure on a small pot on the top with the mint. I found here through Sacred Source. They are a little pricey but their statues & stuff are no ends cool. Here’s their site.

www.sacredsource.com/

I have the Danu.

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5/4/10 3:21 P

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Hi, I'm new-ish here, so I hope you don't mind me jumping in. :)

I think this is a great idea! I love the idea of having a goddess figure with the herbs. I just bought some herbs and was wondering how to make the area positive for them. :) Thanks!

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CASSARAH's Photo CASSARAH Posts: 307
5/4/10 9:00 A

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That sounds nice. We used to have a small faerie garden under my window in my kitchen that we'd leave offerings to when I cooked but I've since moved it outside because it kept growing and needed more room. I have little starter seed pots now that I'm going to get going because I have to have some kind of plants in my kitchen, it feels bare without them. :) Thanks for sharing! I need to look for a Goddess figure.

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My kitchen altar is my potted herbs with a small goddess figure in their center.

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5/3/10 11:57 A

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My kitchen is too small for a full altar, but I do leave offerings and occasionally light (small) candles on my stove.

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5/3/10 10:15 A

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Hello All!
I'm not one who posts much; however, I love to read what everyone writes. :)

I have been working on physically cleaning out my kitchen to be able to set up a kitchen altar and energetically clean out my kitchen.

Today is the day!

My goal in this is to bring my attention to what I'm eating and how I'm preparing it and to give thanks for all that I have. Plus, bring my children into the ritual so their gain a respect for the food we eat.

Does anyone else have an altar specifically for their kitchen? How do you have it set up?

Right now I'm planning on elemental candles and one Divine candle. I'm stuck there, I have been trying to think about what else I want to add to it. Ideas are very welcomed!

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