Saturday, 31 December 2011

The Becoming of my Shrine Room

I added some red lights to my Shrine Room tonight after getting some ideas from reading Don Webb's "The Seven Faces Of Darkness". I had already begun to rethink my Shrine space with my recent move to a new property, and Mr. Webb's ideas have been timely and helpful.

My Shrine (at back) with altar front; I am adding another separate Shrine as soon as funds permit

In contrast to my last residence, the Shrine has it's own room now, which also works as my meditation, creation, magick and reading room.

This is a secondary altar where I keep my aromatheraphy diffuser (juniper and sandalwood is on the menu in this shot) as well as the books I am currently exploring and use

I have included more detail of the altar as this post was inspired by something jackal put up on the KIN Forum. My altar features candle, sigil, Set pendant / talisman, Set pendant Shrine / case, two ankhs, an akh glyph, and an incense burning dish. My altar is being reconceptualised to accomodate magick workings in the New Year (this one will no longer be appropriate).

I have not used the Shrine Room complete with the red lights yet (they only went in this evening) and am looking forward to seeing how they help create the mood(s) I want in there.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The Aunty Sue Project

The completed project that features some of my FIMO creations

I reworked a prepackaged Kemetic gift set for a relative's Xmas present. I removed some pieces that I wanted for my Shrine, and created new pieces for the vacated spaces in the pyramid facade.

The gift set had been in a shop by a work place that I had left and returned to over some time. As it was there for so long - and I had wanted some (but not all) of the pieces for a while - when the shopkeeper dropped the price I swoooped.

First few pieces
 I removed the pieces that I wanted and set about making the replacements.

Djed pillar

I wanted to include items I considered essential as well as work within the limitations of the spaces left in the pyramid facade.


Winged Udjat


Auset's glyph / symbol

Falcon with flail, inspired by similar object found in Tutankamun's tomb

Knot of Auset

Udjat eye plaque

Was sceptre

I also wanted to alter the look of the case itself, so I painted the top gold and added a winged disk.

Gold capping

Winged disk for top

I am happier with some of the pieces over others, but overall the project was a success. I presented it to Aunty Sue on Sunday and she loved it.