Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Making Magic With my Sacred Source Altar Set

As a designer of statuary for Sacred Source, one of the perks is that I get samples of the statuary pieces I design.  I was positively delighted when the box showed up on my doorstep!  I've been anxiously awaiting getting these cool pieces in my hands since the conceptual phase of this project and now...they're here!!

Here is a close up of the God and Goddess statue, I love the way the candles light them!  If you want this set for your very own, they're available at Sacred Source, click here for the set, they are also available individually.
Here's how designing for Sacred Source works.  First I come up with a concept and run it by the good folks at Sacred Source.  Then I actually draw out a detailed drawing of what the piece should look like when complete.  I actually render each statue from the front, both sides and back.  This can be a real challenge since I can only see it in my mind so making sure that what looks right from one angle will look the same from another angle and so on.  I often use a model and photograph them from all the angles so that I can be sure they will sort of match up.  Then  I send these renderings with any notes to Sacred Source and they are also forwarded on to SASO in India where the actual sculpting is done.  We usually do a little back and forth through emails to check the progress and then the finished piece is made into molds and cast into the beautiful statuary pieces!  It's a really exciting process to see my two dimensional drawings come to life and hold it in my hand.  The sculptors are really amazing and do a wonderful job, I'm so grateful for their time, energy and care and respect for my vision!
My altar all set up with seven pieces and more of my accouterments, I've used a 20" round table.
Finally using them on my altar, I felt like the process had come full circle to completion.  The energy of these pieces is wonderful, between the good people in India and Sacred Source, the good vibes that are put into them mesh perfectly with the art and intention that I add at the concept stage.  The altar was just humming with life!

This great idea came from facebook friend Jean Marie to use each elemental candle holder to hold the natural elements! Brilliant! I used a small candle holder in the air element to keep the cone incense from burning it, red candle for fire, spring water and a sea shell in the water element holder, and a small bit of wood sorrel planted in an empty tea light holder for the earth element. Click here for the individual elemental candle holders.


I wanted to show you the side view of the elements, how the design wraps around.
Click here for the individual elemental candle holders.

And you can even tell which element each one is from the back!
I like to design things that I would want to have in my own home, and I really think that the artisans at Sacred Source lived up to that.  This is honestly my dream altar set and I feel very fortunate to be able to see it come to life. I plan to use mine all the time, and I hope that others enjoy it too.  It's the kind of thing that could be a nice splurge as the entire set is priced similarly to  their larger statues.  It would be a lovely set for a coven to chip in on for their gatherings!  I also think someone on a budget could get them individually as each one is pretty affordable on their own.  Someone could pick up one piece a month and immerse themselves in the lessons of each element, God and Goddess and the synthesis of all together represented in the pentacle.  Then each one could be blessed and dedicated one at a time, under the full moon that month.  It could actually be a transformative process of bringing each piece into part of your spiritual practice and connecting with them magically!


The God and Goddess Statue from the back with a sun and moon on their cloaks.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!  I plan to write a blessing and dedication ritual for each piece, watch for that coming soon right here on my blog.

Bright Blessings!

11 comments:

  1. i love the statues and the candle holders -it's going to be a pleasure to do do rituals with such beautifully done altar.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the statues! I wish I could find something like them for my altar.

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  3. Hi Ellie, Thanks so much, just in case you missed it, here's the link to the statues, I'm so happy that you like them! http://www.sacredsource.com/Votive-Set-Altar-Collection-by-Mickie-Mueller/productinfo/VS/

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  4. Oh wow, I LOVE the elemental candle holders... like a lot!

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  5. My dear hubby just got me this gorgeous set for my birthday, and I am impatiently "stalking" my postman for the delivery! :)

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  6. I love them all. They are just beautiful.

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  7. There are some people that are devoted and they are spending to have a statues on their altar. Well, this is a good sign of their faith are still in their heart.

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  8. Were can I buy them from would like to know

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    2. You can find a link right below the photo of the set, but here it is again just in case: http://www.sacredsource.com/Votive-Set-Altar-Collection-by-Mickie-Mueller/productinfo/VS/#.WIoynvkrLIU

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