My Magical Room

Posted on December 19, 2008
Filed Under identity, liminal space, Magic, social practice, Taylor Ellwood | 6 Comments

I just moved into a larger place. And one of the perks of said larger place is that I have my own room now. I like having my own space, always have and so knowing I was moving into a new place, where I could have my own room, I immediately began planning for how I could manifest that room, where I would want to put things etc. I want to eventually manifest a futon for it, as a meditation mat and also for other purposes that may occasionally arise.

But even without that I have my temple. I finished putting it together tonight. Tomorrow I’ll do my first working in it, to set the tone of the room for every other working that occurs there.

I did take some pictures, partially because one of my dearest friends had requested it, but also because it’s novel to me that I can show people my space, and have it be my own space.

Book case altar

Book case altar

The book case altar. All of the books on it are ones I’m planning to read in the near future, or they contain exercises and experiments I want to do. Most of these books are related to current projects I’m working on.

My Altar

My Altar

My altar. Yes it’s a table with a chess set enlayed in it. In front of it is my dagger consecrated to Babalon and a candle as well. I’ve also got some space/time magic tools. The stone eggs are also tools…some of the oldest ones I’ve had.

My musical area

My musical area

My musical area. I’ve got a sound machine, some bells, and cds of William S Burroughs spoken word. Burroughs is one of my spiritual saints and also one of the magicians I’ve always respected.

My Art Area

My Art Area

This is where I keep my art supplies. I consider my art to be a potent expression of my magic. I have body paints and water color paints, glue, and I need to find my pair of scissors for the collages. I have a couple of paintings, gift from friends and admirers there as well. The mirror is also there, because I consider it a doorway to art.

The north

The north

The north wall. I’ve got my painting to Babalon, Thiede, Purson, and also a scroll featuring Guan Yu on the wall. All of these are dieties/entities I work with.

The West

The West

The west contains a painting on the ceiling I use for journeying, my painting dedicated to love, a mask, and several other paintings, which I’m not going to speak of beyond saying they have personal meaning to me.

The South

The South

The South. The red mask is one I’ve had for a while. The painting on the left is to Xah my Genius Daemon spirit. The one on the right is personal.

The East

The East

The East Wall. The painting on the left contains a symbol chart for the Dehara system. The painting on the right is the phoenix. I identifiy strongly with the life-death-Rebirth cycle. Actually the tapestry in them iddle is part of that too (and would you believe I’ve had it for over ten years). The elephant is Ganesh. Even has a broken tusk.

So that’s my magical room. Of course it won’t be really magical until I do my first working in it, but I’ve set the atmosphere up. Lupa told me it feels comfortable in there, which is as it should be. I like a space, which is comfortable, and I generally do a fair amount of work with the energy of a room to create that sense of comfort as well.

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