Hekate’s Deipnon and my (kinda) new altar

At the time of the dark moon (which was some time last week now for those that don’t know) I celebrated Hekate’s Deipnon. It was the first religious observance I have done since living here.

In the daytime I cleaned the entire flat, which is a serious achievement, as this place is absolutely disgusting. I did everybody’s washing up (I washed plates which I am almost certain have been there since the dawn of time), put everything away, disinfected surfaces, vacuumed and tidied. All of this I did whilst feeling shitty and getting dizzy if I stood up for too long.

In the evening I purified my new room for the first time with bay leaves and then set up a temporary altar. I offered incense, an egg, cake and libations, and asked for blessings and protection for the coming month. I started as I mean to carry on. I live alone now so I have no excuse not to honour the gods correctly beyond my own laziness.

In addition to this, I explained a little about the Deipnon to my boyfriend, Dave. He knows I practice a religion that he can’t pronounce (and thinks I’m crazy), and knows a few basics; but I figured it’s about time that I start going into a little more detail about the specifics. I actually used the term ‘shit your pants scary’ to describe Hekate, and I stand by that description!! Haha

When the ritual was over and it was time to pack away the altar, I felt sad. I realised how much of a hassle it would be to have to set up an altar every time I wanted to do anything, plus I really love having an altar space permanently.  So there, at midnight and on a whim, I decided to rearrange my entire room to accommodate a space where I can have some sort of altar. It is a lower bookshelf, and is less of a working space and more of a ‘sacred storage zone’ where I can keep my sacred items on show at all times and can reach for them and use them every day. Pictures soon!

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2 Responses to Hekate’s Deipnon and my (kinda) new altar

  1. I was going to say that I’ll like to see the pictures, before reaching the end of the text where you point they’ll be here soon; so we’re waiting for seeing how the space is going to be set. 🙂

  2. nifty says:

    yay, i’m glad you are able to have a shelf – it still makes all the difference I think!!! i get to have several altars in my home that are permanent and ever changing , i am such a lucky bum, and i wish everyone to have the same!!

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