Ishvala wrote:If you had to go in the closet with your practice and didn't want to open a digital space, what sorts of things would you do?
The answer to this question rather depends upon the sort of situation I was being put in. As it is, I stay in a bedroom in a house that I do not own, paying "rent" to my parents (in reality I am just helping support them financially, but that's not how this started). My only personal space is that bedroom, and it's a respected space. Despite that, I still have to keep things a bit under wraps because they wouldn't understand and they do come into the room to get stuff out of the closet (which is shared space with their things and mine).
My "altar" space is the top of a bookcase with candlesticks, an electric oil burner and an oval incense dish that I use as an offering dish. Those offerings are few and far between only because I don't want them coming into the room and asking "Why is there a chocolate covered almond up here?" (It's for my succubus, duh! LOL) So most of the time my offering is an oil or a candle in their color. I dedicate them before I light them / put the oil on, and most times I even light one for the entire keep so there's usually more than one candle. Or I'll ask some to share - like a red candle for Nympho and Manananggal.
Those things don't have to be overtly obvious that they are "Altar for Spirits". They are just "I like to do this" and none the wiser.
If I had to share a room, that'd be a little more difficult, but I think it could still be done. It just matters whether or not the other person cares if you light candles sometimes, etc.