As you can see from the photo above I have Sacred garb. I only recently decided to go that route. Up till now I thought nothing of what I wore to perform rituals and seidr. But I’m glad to say I finally got around to it.
The tunic was a purchase from Amazon. It wasn’t terribly expensive. It came in two colors. I chose the brown for a more earthy feel. But anyone can get this garb easily.
The staff also came from Amazon. Remarkably cheap. As in under 15 dollars. I knew I had to have it the moment I saw it. I had been thinking about a staff for some time. I just never seriously looked for one. The idea of the staff came long before my thoughts on other sacred garb. So although I ordered it after the rest the idea was older for me.
What good is it? Isn’t it just a guy playing dress up? Definitely not. The idea of sacred dress is an ancient one. I’m not saying all Vitkis has specific dress. But the idea was there.
Sacred garb sets things apart. It tells your brain that you are about to do something special. In my case this means I’m going to perform some aspect of a Vitki.
Simply getting dressed in the garb sets a tone. If you are doing work with a client it helps to set you apart from them. If no client is involved you are simply telling yourself that something extraordinary is about to happen. Either way it’s all about intention. Saying to your brain that you have the intention of setting this time apart makes a world of difference.
What about the staff? That piece of the works has a much more mundane role to play. The staff is there to act as a grounding device. It helps me connect and stay connected to the energy of the earth. It also serves as a way to pound out a beat when I have no drum to perform seidr. It helps me get into trance. Very practical!
So more than playing dress up my sacred garb helps me get into the appropriate mood and get into a proper state of mind. And for sacred proceeding that’s half the battle!