A stone altar is a Witch’s centre of power, meditation, and worship. One if its main functions is to hold ritual tools, such as athames, pentacles, chalices, bells, candles, book of shadows, wands, incense burners and representations of particular gods and goddesses.
Another is to provide a sacred place at which magickal rites and religious ceremonies can be carried out. It is, however, never used in Neo-Pagan Witchcraft for the purpose of human or animal sacrifice.
To create a simple stone altar, you will need two long stones in equal size and shape to serve as the base of the altar. It is improtant that the tops of both stones are smooth and level. You will also needa long flat stone to rest on top of the two base stones and serve as the top of the altar.
A stone altar can also be created by placing a large slab of marble or some other stone upon any small table or cabinet or even the stump of a tree, as long as the top of it is level and flat. There are many other ways in which to make a stone altar, and the ones mentioned are but a few ideas.
Some magickal practitioners are moved to engrave or paint runic names or magickal symbols on their stone altars, while others prefer a more plain appearance. How elaboarte or how simple you make it depends entirely upon your personal needs and preferences.
A stone altar is suitable for all types of spellwork, religious ceremonies, and meditative rituals. It can be erected either indorrs or outside, in a natural setting, and utilised by both solitaries and covens, regardless of tradition.