Hi, my name is Tara im new to this but id like to start my own book of shadows. I bought a 5 star flex 3 ring binder I have tabs and dividers, also paper pockets w tabs on them so what im wondering is how should i organize the book of shadows so i can easily find what i need. im learning the basics at the moment but id like to get everything ready so i can put things in where they need to go as i add to the book. what order should section or sun sections go in. If anyone could help me id greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for the ideas. I like writting so im going to do it by hand i already know how i want it to look, I guess what Im asking is what are the things a beginner should put first? If anyone wants to share how they have theres set up maybe it would help. thanks
Re: Need help w/ BOS!!!
By: 1ntens1ty Aug 28, 2011
Post # 6
well, in my new one, the first spell is how to summon a demon/spirit/angel... but you should definately not put that as your first one. in my original (which got stolen DX ) my first spell was a love charm ritual. a ritual for charming an object for love. and then it went to protection, and banishment. then wishing... anyways. it really depends on your first spell. i have some elaborate spells, and some affirmations. it all up to you. i recommend a protection spell, and a circle casting, you know. the works.
circle casting is really simple! (if you are wiccan, you call upon the north, east, south, and west watchtowers - takes a long time, almost not worth it in my opinion) infact, if you make your own words to a circle casting, it makes it 3 times better! so go for it. also, learning the basics isnt everything to magic. i did my first spell on the first day... i just jumped right in. sometimes its better to learn from failure too.
anyways, my point is, nobody can tell you how to do magick, or tell you how to do your bos. its all in yourself.
Re: Need help w/ BOS!!!
By: DizzyRayBabe / Beginner Aug 28, 2011
Post # 7
Hi Tara! Well, in my BoS, I have spells and rituals I've written, any strange occurrances, I plan on putting my family tree in it, I have the Wiccan Alphabet with examples in it, and runes, and color meanings, and so much more. I hope this helps! :D
1. Statement of Beliefs (Which is a few pages thick)
2. Correspondences (Color, Astrological, Plant, etc.)
3. Notes on various things such as Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Spell Theory, Spiritual Entities, Sabbats, Esbats, Chakras, etc.
4. Then actual spells
I also use a binder with dividers, but I print some things off because I like it to be aesthetically pleasing (and Goddess knows my handwriting isn't aesthetically pleasing).
Also, regarding keeping them on a computer: That's a horrible idea. I know from experience that it is EXTREMELY EASY to lose every bit of information in your computer. A flash drive would be easier, but then again it's easy to accidentally delete/destroy a flashdrive.
Plus, it's not a great idea to bring a Laptop/iPad in Circle.