by Claire du Nord
Welcome back, Broom Closet Witches! Merry Meet and Blessed Be! Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft Tradition, with the second article in our series about Broom Closet Witchery. In this article we will explore some options for more specific Altar Tools that might not be thought of as such, but that, with a bit of imagination, might just work!
In Article #1, “An Altar in a Broom Closet”, we looked at different situations in which one might be practicing Broom Closet Witchery and some ways to make it work for you. We also explored some ideas for Altars and representations of the Four Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water, as well as the Goddess and God.
In this, Article #2, the focus will be on how to fit an Altar and Altar Tools in a Broom Closet! This requires imagination, planning, thought, etc., etc., and so forth. How to keep all your “Incognito” Altar items accessible but not in such a way that they “give you away” will be a task that only you can accomplish, as your situation is unique, even though it may be similar to those described in Article #1.
Altar Tools for Broom Closet Witches
The four main Altar Tools – the Peyton, the Athame, the Wand and the Chalice correspond to the Elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water, respectively. But what is a Broom Closet Witch to do if those particular items just wouldn’t “fly” in the situation they are practicing in? This is where some magickally mundane, or would that be mundanely magickal ideas for Altar Tools are called for. The question to consider is, “What could I use instead of a Peyton, an Athame, a Wand and a Chalice?” As they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”, so …
Instead of a Peyton for Earth (Green), how about one of these?
Instead of an Athame for Air (Yellow), how about one of these?
Instead of a Wand for Fire (Red), how about one of these?
Instead of a Chalice for Water (Blue), how about one of these?
Any guess as to why there might be Incense for both Air and Fire? And would it work for Earth too? Why or why not, in your opinion?
Can you find the Peyton, the Athame, the Wand and the Chalice in this photo?
I hope this article has been helpful, and until the next one, Bright Blessings, and Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet again!
Please note: The basic concepts pertaining to Altars in Witchcraft discussed in this article are those that I learned in the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School classes (Witchcraft 1-5) and I therefore claim no credit for them.
— Claire du Nord