Vitki on a budget

Being a practicing Vitki can get expensive. The cost of gands, incense and mead add up quickly. What to do?  Here’s a few tips on cutting back costs without cutting back on intent.

The mead. This is easy. In place of mead use any dark juice. Grape,  cranberry. Any dark juice will do. The honoring of the deities and ancestors remains the same. It’s all about your intent. Trust me on this one. I’ve been using juice in my rituals for years. The affects are the same as long as your intention is strong.

Statuary. Looking to honor the gods with some statues of them?  The costs of this can really add up. If you’re even a bit creative make your own!  The costs of clay are far less. And the gods will be even more honored that you took the time and energy to do it yourself. Don’t worry if it’s not as beautiful and detailed as those purchased over the internet. Again intention is the key.

Gand or wand?  You don’t need a crystal wand to do magic. Find a piece of wood and carve it. The act of finding the right wood is an act of devotion in itself. Or use two fingers. Same results. Pennies saved!

Incense. Why not try growing your own mugwort for this purpose?  The act of planting can be turned into a ritual.

Runes.  Make your own set!  You probably should anyway.  That way you can be sure to load them with your own energy from the very beginning

These are a few quick ways to save some cash on Asatru Vitki tools. A little creativity can mean a lot. Remember that the key with most of this is intention. Make whatever you use sacred through intention and you’re home free!

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

One thought on “Vitki on a budget”

  1. As much as I love all the Shiny Objects one can acquire for altar adornment and devotional practice, I find great pleasure in creating my own, as imperfect and odd-looking as they are. And my Gods seem to be fine with my efforts and offerings, even if they’re not as perfectly formed and polished as something made my a professional potter, jeweler, etc., and They appreciate that I put my time and intention into actually creating the objects.

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