If desired, you may have two Altar Candles for the Lord and Lady. They should be brown for the Lord and Green for the Lady. Other items necessary to the rituals should be stored near of under the Altar itself. If statues are not available, the Moon or flower headdress of the Priestess can be used, and the Horned Helm of the Priest used in it’s place.
The Athame may take the place of the Sword in any Rite or Ritual. However, for a Coven’s Work, a Sword is recommended since it has much of the Coven’s energy stored in it. It is the Coven’s athame by default.
However, if space limits the Sword, or if the Coven cannot afford one, then the Priestesses or Priests athame may be used. Anything else for the Ritual can be placed under the Altar or near it.
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