Pentagram Carved Soapstone Altar Tile 6″

$13.95

Pentagram Carved Soapstone Altar Tile 6″

When practicing magick, many Wiccans and witches utilize altar tiles as a focal point to bring energy onto an altar table or into a ritual room. Altar patens is another name for altar tiles. This item features a pentagram altar tile. Improve your house or sacred space with one of our lovely altar tiles.

Generally speaking, soapstone is thought to provide a calming, balancing impact while generating a good, uplifting energy. Because it makes it easier to get ready for life transitions, soapstone is highly respected. It is also believed to encourage reasonable and creative thinking, truth, and reasoning.

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The Art of Using an Altar Tile

An altar tile, also known as a paten, is a small plate or disk that is used in religious and spiritual rites. It’s a crucial piece of equipment for many spiritual practices, including Wicca, Paganism, and other ceremonial magic practices. They can be made of wood, rock, soapstone, even paper and are often carved.

Understanding the Altar Tile

Before delving into its usage, it’s important to understand what an altar tile is. Typically, an altar tile is circular and made from a variety of materials, like wood, metal, or stone. It often has symbols engraved or painted on it, such as a pentagram, a triple moon, or other spiritual symbols.

The altar tile serves as a focal point for your rituals and spells, representing the element of Earth. It can also act as a shield, protecting your work from outside influences and grounding your energy.

How to Use an Altar Tile

  1. Choose Your Altar Tile: The first step is to choose an altar tile that resonates with you. Consider the material and the symbol on the tile. Each symbol carries its own meaning and energy, so choose one that aligns with your intentions. This product shows a tile using a pentagram. Pick one that reflects your own path.

  2. Cleanse Your Altar Tile: Before using your altar tile, cleanse it to remove any accumulated energies. You can cleanse it by smudging it with sage, burying it in salt, or leaving it out under the moonlight.

  3. Place Your Altar Tile: The altar tile should be placed in the center of your altar. This central position helps to ground the energy and serves as the focal point for your rituals or spells.

  4. Use Your Altar Tile in Rituals: During rituals or spell work, you can place items on your altar tile that are relevant to your work. For example, if you’re doing a love spell, you might place rose quartz or a love talisman on your altar tile.

Remember, the altar tile is not just a decorative item; it’s a powerful tool that can enhance your spiritual practices. Honor the sacred nature of this tool by taking care of it and using it with intention.

What is a Pentagram?

pentagram altar tile on an altar
<em>an artists depiction of a pentagram altar tile on a table with other magical items<em>

A pentagram is a shape that is often used to represent something else. It is a five-pointed star that is generally drawn with a single line. Each of the five points is often said to represent one of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and spirit (or ether).

In the past, people from many different cultures and faiths used the pentagram. In ancient Greece, for example, it was seen as a sign of perfection and linked to the golden ratio. In Christianity, the pentagram represented Christ’s five wounds.

In current times, the pentagram is most often linked to Wicca or Paganism, and it is often used as a sign of faith in these groups. It’s important to remember that even though the pentagram is sometimes linked to Satanists, this is a fairly new connection that most Wiccans, Pagans, and Satanists do not recognize.

The pentagram also shows up in math, where it is known for having interesting and unique qualities.