In a fast-paced world filled with constant distractions, it can be difficult to find solace and create a sense of connection. However, there is a time-honoured tradition that allows us to honour our loved ones and find a moment of peace amidst the chaos – creating a sacred space in our homes.
House altars, also known as ancestor altars or memory alters, provide a physical space where we can remember and pay tribute to those who have passed on. These carefully curated spaces not only serve as a visual reminder of our loved ones but also offer a place for reflection, meditation, and spiritual connection. Whether it's a simple arrangement of photographs and mementos or an elaborate display of candles, flowers, and sacred objects, house altars can bring comfort, healing, and a deep sense of connection to our ancestors.
The modern home altar and socle are very well suited to remembering your loved ones. You may for instance place an urn for ashes or photograph on it and/or burn a candle or incense.