If you’re a Witch in training, following along spells on a Virtual Altar can be a unique and wonderful experience in your learning path! ✨
In ancient times, altars were a special place (usually a tree, a spring, a rock) that was considered holy, where spirits or gods came to visit¹.
Worshipers would leave offering to please that entity, along with prayers and other rituals that would be performed near the altar. It was expected that the contacted deity would return the devotion and offerings with a grace, that is: help in achieving a certain goal. 🔮
Today, more and more churches and temples are introducing features like electric candles, complete with flickering flames². We’ve come to realize that what counts in addressing a spiritual entity is not so much the material elements we use. After all, each practitioner will offer what they have, and not everyone can afford to keep a full sanctuary at home. 🏠
As Witches, we know that the power of intention comes from our words, thoughts and actions. Not the tools!
The Virtual Altar
What are the tools in the Pagan altar?
Now you know the Tools of the Witch. You may want to learn about these topics before working with spells:
- What Types of Spells are there? 🔮
- 8 Rules Every Witch Should Know 📝
- What is Wicca? ⛤
- What are the different Types of Wiccans? ⛤
- What are the Elements? 🔥
- How to Choose a Deity? 🙏
If you are serious about the Craft, take the Self-Initiation Video Course first.
Video Spells in a Virtual Altar ▶️
▶️ Guided video spells are perfect to get started in the practice of Magic and casting spells when you’re a beginner. Even if you’re just chanting spells without ingredients these easy rituals can help you achieve your goals. Remember that Magic comes from the Witch, not the tools!
▶️ An Essential Video Spell to Banish and get rid of energies that can tie us down. Usually for a relationship’s end but can be modified to fit other needs.
▶️ While this isn’t a spell with no ingredients, they are very easy to find as long as you can burn candles.
▶️ A double-intention good luck spell: First, remove all bad luck and then focus on drawing positive energies that will bring new opportunities.
▶️ Even if you have no ingredients for this spell, follow the guided visualization and participate in this ritual.
▶️ The easiest way to charge a talismans or amulet using a Wiccan chant. Try it even if you don’t have tools or ingredients!
▶️ Whether you need to remove someone’s energy, get rid of a curse or a spirit, this Wiccan ritual for banishing evil will do the job and keep your home protected.
▶️ Pass an exam, job interview, or driving test. This easy spell includes a chant to the Solar deity or Sun God.
▶️ This Wiccan spell is not for revenge but for Karmic retribution: Return the harm to its original sender safely with a bit of Kitchen Magic.
▶️ Honor a loved one who has passed away. Whether it’s a family member, a friend or a pet, say goodbye with a chant or prayer.
▶️ Sweetening spells are a type of Kitchen Magic that intend to make someone be more friendly to us. This Witch Bottle with honey and bay leaf is perfect for that.
▶️ Make a Witch Bottle and protect your enemies while sending them far away from you. This spell will banish a person, and yes, it can be used to banish neighbors.
▶️ Kitchen Magic to harness the New Moon’s energy by activating the protective powers of a few ingredients like salt and onion.
Find more guided spells on this page: #CastAlong Spells
Sabbat Celebrations on a Virtual Altar 🎉
There are 8 Sabbats in the Wheel of the Year. These are days to celebrate and have a good time. While Magical workings are not necessary during sabbats, these rituals are a great opportunity to connect with our deities and spirituality. You don’t need to be Wiccan to celebrate the Sabbats.
▶️ Celebrate Yule as a solitary Witch or with other pagans. The winter solstice symbolizes the rebirth of the Great Horned God.
▶️ A seed-spreading, candle burning ritual to celebrate the return of spring. Imbolc occurs between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.
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▶️ Beltane fires announce that summer is coming. Around April 30th, the resurrection of life is celebrated. The longest days of the year are here.
▶️ The summer solstice, is celebrated on June 21st. On this date, the sun is at its highest point producing the longest day and shortest night of the year.
▶️ Pronounced loo-nasa, this is a harvest festival marking the time when the first crops would have been traditionally reaped.
▶️ The second harvest is a time to rest after bringing in the crops. With the dwindling of the sun, the equinox marks a moment of balance.
▶️ Celebrate Samhain in solitary with a Wiccan ritual. This sabbat represents the end of a yearly cycle and the Witches’ New Year.
Note: Sabbat 3 correspond to Ostara, which will be added in spring 2020.
▶️ Add one of these herbal Magic spells to your spirituality routine and start the day with a smile.
▶️ These guided video meditations will help you attune to the natural energy of your crystals and gemstones.
▶️ Do you want to learn Tarot? These guided videos on the virtual altar are great for solitary training. Spreads and rituals for beginner Tarot Readers.
▶️ This collection of Wiccan and Pagan prayers include Earth and Universal invocations, as well as deities from different cultures.
▶️ Work with plants, herbs, oils, incenses. Learn the Magical and Medicinal properties of the most common Witchy herbs!
▶️ Theory and Practical lessons for Solitary Witches. Learn about Deities, Traditionalism, Eclecticism and more.
In Summary, it doesn’t matter if you use a table as your altar or a golden altar; it doesn’t matter if you offer a wax candle or an electric candle. Expressing your faith following a video or a virtual altar is just as good. What counts is the Witch inside you, the strength of your Will and of your faith.
Using a virtual altar for watching spells on your phone or laptop gives more secrecy and discretion to your Pagan practice. It can also be more comfortable as you can carry with you wherever you go.