I am always looking for ways to develop my witchcraft practices discreetly. It’s hard to carve out time and space to participate in lengthy rituals because I have a family. While my husband is very supportive (and I think a bit proud) of my path, it still feels weird to let him know that I am going into the spare room or garden to perform a ritual and if my daughter is around it’s even harder. This was part of the reason I developed my Tiny Magick series of talismans. These small fiber art pieces fit in the palm of my hand, are light and discreet. I can carry one with me and use it as a portable micro altar, creating the tiniest of sacred spaces.
I use mine to meditate on intentions. My personal one has a bird claw that I love to look at and touch.
Not all of us can create elaborate ceremonies or indeed want to. My witchcraft is grounded in folk traditions inspired by my British roots. I feel the sacred is within and without and as such can be accessed at any time. My talisman helps me transform the moment and open a portal to the liminal anywhere I am.
Suggested steps for creating a sacred space: