The Home Shrine
A brief description, with photos if possible, of the Dedicant's home shrine and plans for future improvements. (Suggested 150 words min.)
My home shrine is a reasonably good study in the most common shrine configuration in ADF: the Fire, Well, and Tree configuration.
The shrine consists of three shelves: the center shelf, which is a working area and includes three candles as my triple fire and a bowl for my well; and two elevated shelves that include representations of six gods, and I give honour to them as a pantheon. Each deity representation has both a candle and an offering bowl.
Also on the main shelf is a house for the Nature Spirits and representations of Esus and Eris, my patrons. Epona is currently absent from her space on the altar (she is away in Texas),¹ and the tree is a plaque upon the wall.
I expect to change this shrine dramatically soon: when my girlfriend moves in, my altar is likely to begin to reflect her practice as well. I hope to keep the basics (a clean, simple altar to my gods) but include her needs and input as a driving factor in how our religion develops.² I would also like to replace the Epona statue.
¹ - Epona was "sent away" to aid a friend of mine in 2006, though she is still honoured in her space. You can read about this in my Liturgy Pracitcum 1 Journal
² - It's also going to need to get a lot shorter: I'm more than a foot taller than her. . .
Additional information on the history of my home shrine can be found on my original altar page.
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