I assembled this altar to take with me when I am traveling or making a home visit to an ill member of our ritual group who has requested healing. It is contained in a case for eyeglasses.
I believe a small, highly portable altar would be useful to readers of many faiths.

This is the case packed and closed. It is 6 !/2" long, 2 3/4" wide, and 1" deep. It fits nicely into a shirt or jacket pocket.

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This picture shows the case open and displays some of the the contents. . The small Bic lighter is for lighting a candle or cone of incense.
im a beginning wiccan, and im just getting all my altar materials together, this is great! thank you :D<br />
I am glad to help. Altars that can be tucked away are useful for other things besides travel. it could be an appropriate primary altar if one is in a dorm situation with a room mate who might be uncomfortable with an permanent altar set up in a shared space. It would also work if one isn't &quot;out of the broom closet&quot; to one's family. Best of all, These are real working tools that are quite inexpensive. Blessed Be.
<p>hi Mel k Davis hope you're well,1st let me congratulate you on getting over you're stroke, I made your pocket altar blessed be, my name Louie corrigan.on a different subject I wlt get to know you because I think you are a beautiful lady</p>
I really appreciate the value of this instructable :) also, im not &quot;out of the broom closet&quot; yet either, so this helps even more :D<br /> <br /> Blessed be<br />
<p>This is very helpful</p><p>Blessed be :)</p>
I love the idea of using a glasses case, most say to use an altoid tin, but I can never fit everything in there.<br><br>Blessed be :)
<p>Thankk you soooo much I just sent one of these to my father in the military!!!Blessed Be</p>
<p>Absolutely lovely.</p>
where did you find a coin like that
i want to thank you for creating this, im an &quot;out&quot; Pagan/Wiccan, I'm thinking about making some of these for my fellow pagans &amp; also for the 1's that are in the military. they need this type of thing as they don't have a lot of space to work with especially if they are overseas and or in a &quot;occupied&quot; area. These would be gifts but would not turn away offerings to help defray cost. Blessed be
That has got to be the cutest thing ever
Great Job!&nbsp;&nbsp; But I have to ask where did you get the mini cauldron?&nbsp; Do you remember the museum?<br /> <br /> thanks<br /> deryk
I do remember where I got it. I found it in the gift shop of the:Denver Museum of Natural History and Science. How ever, It was 7 or 8 years ago. I didn't begin putting together my pocket altar for several years after.&nbsp; I don't remember who produced the cauldron and candle set, so it might be&nbsp;hard to find one just like it. You might check&nbsp;dollhouse accessories for a miniature cauldron or dutch oven if you want to make one. Best wishes,&nbsp; Mel K Davis&nbsp;
This is a really good idea! I've never been a strong ritualistic devotee but this mini altar set would be ideal for me as I like to travel.
thats a really awesome idea, the thimble and when i saw salt packets i smiled<br/>really creative [=<br/>
That's lacework? What's the Wiccan connection with lace (I don't know) L
Hi Lemonie. If I might jump in, there is no actual &quot;connection&quot; between lace and Wicca - I believe the explanation lies in the author's comment <em>&quot;The altar cloth is an antique lace doily that belonged to my grandmother.&quot; </em><br/><br/>In other words, it's a personal item that means a lot to her that she uses as an altar cloth. Many Wiccans like to use family items/trinkets/heirlooms on their altar as a connection with their past.<br/>
That answers the question very well, thank you. L
Kudos Mel on a great Instructable! I've subscribed to you and hope to see more from you! It's always fascinating to see what others do and include in their workings. I think your little pocket altar has great ideas.

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