I have always thought altars were a beautiful thing, even before I surrendered to my pagan calling. I am a non-denominational believer. I believe that all creatures have a right to believe in their own way or faith. I believe that most societies know or believe that the one common denominator in faith is that there is a Great Creator, Above all else and by whatever name we choose to call upon him/her/it. It is believed that many deities are a version of the Great One or may be one of the Great Ones angel, assistence, etc.All that lives and breaths just didn't come into play on its on. To get back to my original subject, Altars.Your Altar is an extention of your belief and even oneself as an individual, expressing kindness, desire, purity of soul. An Altar should not be treated as a toy to be played up on or a hobby. You should respect your Altar as the representation that it is. Altars are a representation and a tribute to the ancient beliefs that gave them thier birth and the Ancestors that held tight to those beliefs and would not allow them the fade into extinction. Look upon your altar as the tool, companion and reflection of inner self that it is. RESPECT IT!
Displaying faith and beliefs upon an altar is a wonderful way to show your love for the devine of any faith. Sacred place is or should be a sanctuary to relax, meditate and connect with the deity of your choice. I love my altar and hope to show pictures of it soon.
I would also like to invite anyone who would like to post a picture of their Altars to my blog to please feel free to do so. Be sure to label appropriately so credit is given where it is deserved.