There is no one way to do anything in the realm of Magick. To think that yours is the right way, the only way, or even that there is a right way, or an only way, will only break your heart.
The Elemental Placings is one such example. Inner Circle Sanctuary uses the:
placings that was popularized by the Golden Dawn. The Aurum Solis uses this system as well.
Inner Circle Sanctuary: Our Wiccan Altar series
To practice your magical art, you need a magical space. Many Wiccans set up an altar for their craft working, and this can be anything from a small end table to a 9-foot marble behemoth.
Inner Circle Sanctuary is somewhere in between. We enjoy our craft and all the tools associated with our religion; therefore, we have a nice 6-foot table we like to use to hold all of our ritual accoutrement.
If you’ve ever been to our sabbats, you’ve no doubt noticed our big and beautifully decorated altar as the centerpiece to all of our rituals. It’s full of deity statues, seasonal decorations, and tools. Lots of magical tools.
The Altar Pentacle
The pentacle is the first thing you’ll notice on our ritual altar. It might be made of wood with the pentagram burned into it, along with some candle wax stains. Sometimes, you’ll see a hand-painted pentacle that was lovingly traced and painted, but it has a few spots of water discoloration. Occasionally, you’ll see a huge and ornate, but scarred, altar pentacle that was designed and crafted by one of our founders, Lady Morgana. All were handmade and all are well-used. The scars they have only add to their beauty and power.
Inner Circle Sanctuary
Inner Circle Sanctuary is a school for traditional style Wicca and holds eight sabbat festivals every year.