What facilities are necessary for magic?

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Fulcaneli1945
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What facilities are necessary for magic?

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What facilities are necessary for magic? Is it absolutley necessary to have a dedicated room or temple?

We live in a fairly ordinary house. There is a spare bedroom where I can meditate or burn incense, there is a table but any sort of permanent altar or magic circle is not possible. Summer time, outdoor rituals might be a possibility but only with travel, again no permanent facility.

How do others manage?

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It depends on what kind of stuff you are practicing. I live in an apartment with only one room, so my "holy place" is a shelf on the wall. I know several people who have a dedicated holy room, complete with alter and prayer mats. If you're going to be doing more intensive Ceremonial Magic like the Golden Dawn and such, then a dedicated ritual room is very useful for a long list of reasons. But if you're not going to be doing that, just make something that is suitable to your personal needs.

The most important part about a sacred space is that it is sacred to you. If you feel a shelf on the wall or a table in the living room is not sufficient for your needs or is not a holy enough offering for your spirits and deities, then do whatever you feel is. It's that simple.



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In the Picatrix, the author recommends that one set up a separate house for magical practice.

Nowadays most people only have a corner of the room to store their tools.

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I use the two adjoining rooms in my basement for Rituals. It's a fair amount
of space as I do like to pace around a lot.

I get quite loud during Rituals, as does the music. So an apartment would be out
of the question for me.

I do consider myself fortunate with what I have, and am able to do.

Anyways, facilities are important, but the most important aspect of any Ritual will
always be the Magickian!

Cheers
:)

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