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Noah, the ark builder, was the
first person to erect an altar in the Bible as told in the book
of Genesis. After the flood, Noah built an altar to sacrifice
some of the chosen animals to God.
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Before the time of recorded history, our ancestor
brushed away nature's debris from a flat, raised stone that
rested beneath a yew tree. Upon the stone, he placed a small
stone and handful of soil from his travels, the horns of the
antelope that fed his people, the feather of the raven that led
them on their walk to the hunting land, and a small bladder of
water. Sun filtered through the tree and danced on the ancient
altar and a gentle breeze floated over the air.
With great care, the ancestor touched each item on
the stone, and as he did, he raised his voice in a series of
sounds to the great mystery that both provides and destroys; to thank
that which brings forth and sustains life and appease that which
in its awful power can take away all that it has given.
He did not have a name for this ritual he performed,
nor did he know that his descendants would give a name to this
focal point of sacred worship. They would call it an altar. And
down through the ages, from generation to generation, people from
all cultures, from all places on this earth, would -- like our
ancestor -- erect altars of earth and stone and wood to the gods
and the goddesses and on which sacrifices were made, incense
burned, food and flowers given, and where scripts and sacred
books were laid.
The altar, a vital point of reverence for the
divine, remains a central part of prayer, meditation, and worship
still today. They are in sacred groves and meadows, in our
temples and churches and shrines. And they are in our homes, a
reminder of our daily devotion.
In this issue of The
Spiritual Path, we explore altars including information on
how to create a meditation and prayer altar in your home, how
having an altar helps to heal you and the world, and of course
Phillip's wisdom on altars.
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Erratic weather patterns shall continue around the
world as sun flares continue to produce changes in the
atmospheric energy. The human body will -- and must -- adjust to
changing patterns in temperatures as the degrees of hot and cold
will continue to fluctuate. The amount of electricity used to try
to tame the temperature for comfort will not alter the human
body, but the human can make these alterations.
When you find yourself cold, a few quick breaths
will alter the body temperature. To cool the body, the breath
should be slow and deep. Couple the breath with imagery and
thought and alternating the body temperature to a more
comfortable temperature level is possible.
Humans have always been able to change their body
temperature -- as are all animals -- but they have forgotten how.
Time spent daily at their prayer and meditation altar can remedy
this and bring back the memory of body temperature alteration.
As humans begin to take responsibility for the
regulation of their own internal thermostat, they will then come
to realize that they are also able to alter the earth's
temperature. Currently there is a lack of awareness of the
connection between the earth's behavior and that of the human
species. This is changing and will continue to change as more
awareness comes into focus of how human thought patterns affect
the world and her atmosphere.
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Ways You Can Be of Service
The greatest service we can provide to others is to
heal our own lives. When we heal our lives or patterns that do
not serve life, that healing reverberates across time and space
and helps to heal another of that pattern. An altar helps with
healing because it provides a focal point for the healing energy.
In all the programs I provide -- Sacred Circles,
Awakening to Your Deeper Intuition, and other gatherings -- I set
up an altar with my sacred objects, and then invite people to
place something that is sacred to them on the altar. The altar
completes our sacred circles, and these objects hold the healing
energy of the circle. Sharing in this ritual adds to the healing
energy of the participants, which in turn adds to the healing
energy of the world.
Whenever you participate in a healing circle with
others, or sit alone in front of your home altar, with the intent
to cleanse yourself and change unwanted patterns and add
compassion and love to the world, you are helping to take our
world to a higher level of love and greater humanity for all
sentient beings and for our planet, and I thank you.
Creating Your Home Altar
An altar is a focal point for your daily meditation
and prayer. It is for the placing of sacred objects that have
meaning to you and will aid you with your devotion by holding the
energy of your intent. Your altar does not have to be large, but
it should be in a space that will be respected by all family
members and where you can sit quietly and undistributed.
What should you place on the altar?
I have three altars, one in my home, one in the
Eagles' Nest where we hold workshops and gatherings, and a traveling
altar for Sacred Circle and other away programs. My home altar is
a small table on which I honor the two sides of my
heritage-Celtic (Irish and Scottish) and Native American
(Delaware). In the center I have a candle that represents fire,
flanked by representatives of the wind (a feather), water (a
small decanter of water from the sacred well of Glastonbury),
stones from Ireland and the sacred land where I live, and a deer
to represent those who live on this land and all animals. Placed
around these objects, there are various items that hold special
For your altar, you will want to find those objects
that are sacred to you. For example, if you are a Christian, you
might place a photo of Jesus or a statue of Mother Mary on your
altar. If you are a devotee of a guru, you would have a photo of
that person; a Buddhist might have a statue of the Buddha. You
could leave mala beads, a rosary, or other prayer beads on your
altar. You might add a medicine bag, tobacco, and sage if you
follow Native American tradition or a sword, Celtic cross, or
Bridget's cross to honor the Celtic tradition. You could add
stones that came from sacred land, crystals, and seeds. A
shaman's altar includes replicates of the power animal(s). If
angles guide and protect you, place statues or photos of angels
on your altar. Whatever items you place on your altar should be
used only for this spiritual purpose.
You may choose to cover your altar with a cloth of
natural fiber. I use a piece of leather for two of my altars and
leave one without cover and use the natural wood of the table.
Burning incense or sage cleanses and adds a focal aroma to your
Once you have your altar set up, you will want to
concentrate it. You may wish to spread tobacco over it, burn
incense or sage and ask the divine to bless your meditation and
prayers to help you heal and deepen that you may then be of
greater service to all in our world.
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