Yesterday, I had to do something I thought I would never do, take down my Altar, or at least make it less obvious and more like a normal table.
I had to do this, because of the increase lately in visits from people who don't know me, and I don't have a seperate room to use as a Temple. Some people will pretend not to notice, but you can tell by their eyes, they are thinking "what the hell is all that about"? Some people will just come right out and say "what is that"? This then leads into a whole discussion of magick, which if I'm honest, I would rather not have at this time with someone unless they are genuinely interested, and don't see it as something dangerous or weird.
Of course, the most annoying one comes from people saying "oh well, why don't you just do some magick and make yourself well again"? Ha ha ha! I wish I had a needle and thread to sow up my sides that is so amusing - to which I feel like saying - I do, but like medical science, occult science is not exact and there are no guarantees!
So, for now, to avoid lots of silly conversations that lead nowhere, I'll dismantle my altar at the end of rituals and workings.
Frater Therion ^.^