I’ve started a second website/blog called shrinebeautiful.com, Enspiring, Enchanting Sacred Spaces- Altars and Shrines from Many Pagan Paths. Its goal is to go beyond being a photo collection, have people discuss the “why” and “how,” and categorize each shrine by path(s), with links to pages with more information.
Why Shrine Beautiful?
The neo-pagan* world is wonderfully diverse.
It includes polytheists, henotheists, witches of many types, ceremonial magicians, and people following esoteric traditions.
One common factor in many of these paths is the use of a constructed sacred space. It might be called a shrine, altar, or something else entirely. It may be used to present offerings to the gods, venerate ancestors, or provide a magical workspace.
There are many ‘show off your shrine’ threads on the web, but most of them are path-specific and don’t give you any context- the how and why. What separates this shrine or altar from an interesting pile of knickknacks?
It’s the goal of ShrineBeautiful to expand our horizons, experiencing the breadth of the pagan world through the lens of personal sacred spaces.
The second entry is a Spring offering I did to the Goddess Wenut. Check it out!
If you have a shrine, simple or complex, and would like to have it featured, let me know!