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Need Help Making Pentagram for my Altar

To: alt.pagan,alt.religion.wicca
From: (Susan Profit)
Subject: Re: Need Help Making Pentagram for my Altar
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 20:53:16 GMT

In article <4i8954$>,   wrote:
>I would like to make a pentagram for my altar (the one I have is

It depends on how complex you want it to be, the uses you will put it to, 
and the requirements of your tradition.

> Can anyone share some ideas on the construction of
>one?  I'd like to make one about 4 inches across, it can be wood or
>any other material that can be worked without major construction

I have made ones by first laying a sheet of waxed paper down on a medium 
sized plate. Positioned small stick incense (cut to fit) in the shape of 
an interlaced star, positioned various decorative items indicative of the 
various symbols normally put on one in your tradition. Mix up common 
plaster of Paris, and carefully spoon it slowly over the items until you 
have filled the plate. Let sit until set, then turn over. 

You can also simply pour the plaster of paris into the waxed paper lined 
plate, and then paint it with the symbols your tradition uses using a 
non-flammable paint and surface sealant when it has set up.

Terra cotta plant saucers can also be painted and glazed in the same 
manner. Some kilns will specially fire tiles for you that you have 
painted: my SO's grandmother has one from her Eastern Star days in the '50's.

You can also etch one in a circluar mirror.

If it will never have hot or buring items placed atop it, you can 
embroider one on a square of cloth, attach a similar piece on the back, 
stuff it with a mixture of rock salt, cinnamon chips , cloves, myrrh, or
lavender, then stitch closed.

There are a lot of ways to do it, depending on the requirements of your 
tradition and what you will do with it.

 @}->-  ;)  Tinne  Laughter Heals  :D  -<-{@

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