My question is this . What kind of temple/ alter do you have. I have a small mobile alter I can set up anywhere I am if I take it with me. Well except for my alter statues. I don't have them yet and need to replace a few candles lol. But, I have all the rest. sometimes when I go on the road I have an extra trunk in the trunk with all my alterstuff. But I am considering building a slightly more mobile one in a bag . Any suggestions?
You don't need much for a mobile altar. A couple of deity figurines - I use chess pieces. They're pretty sturdy for traveling - a cone of incense, a nice scarf or handkerchief and some candles.
Which chess pieces do you use, Aurelia? I've mentioned before on this board my Midsummer Night's Dream themed chess pieces that I love. The King and Queen are dressed in classical Greek/Roman garb.
I started doing that after you told me what you did. :-)
I bought a Greek gods set of chess pieces years ago. Once I read what you told me you did, I went and got the king and queen, which are Zeus and Hera. They're pewter and fit nicely in a little velvet bag.
Cool! You'll have to take a pic of them sometime. I did a Summer Solstice set up last month and took pics. I'll look them out and then post one here later.
Thanks! After I set up the shot, I realized too late that it would've looked better if I had put a leafy branch in the background, instead of having the window shade as the backdrop.
PS - Thanks to whoever corrected the "Alter" in the topic title to read "Altar." My OCD was bugging me over that. lol
Thanks! I usually call the King and the Queen: "Dominus" and "Domina" ("Lord" and "Lady"). They're kind of like the Lares of my home. :)
@Aurelia: Do you have a lararium in your home?
My travel altar fits in an Altoids' tin ... so, pretty small. I have matches in there that double as incense. Birthday candles, a small Goddess figurine that I made myself, a square piece of silk, some salt ... and that's it. At home, I use the top of my dresser for the altar so it's much bigger. But, for travel, I go with tiny.