Witches Survival Guide?
By: bluewitch Jun 07, 2012
Post # 1
Ok so I have been thinking of doing a personal witches survival guide, almost like a mini version of a book of shadows, except just information. I want to know what to put in it, like do I put herbs, crystals, spells, etc. Any suggestions on where I should start?
Correction: Books of Shadows are frequently not for the eyes of others. Whether or not to share your BoS is a combination of a tradition choice (as some things may be initiate-specific) and personal choice. If your BoS contains nothing secret and it be your Will to share it then none has the right to tell you not to.
It should also be noted that huge portions of both the Gardnerian and Alexandrian Books of Shadows are publicly available;
A common enough practice is for a coven or tradition to have their own BoS which all members start with and then, over time, eventually add to until each member has their own unique-yet-related BoS. I think bluewitch's goal may be something along these lines; generally agreed upon basics and a fully functional BoS which a person can start with, but which a person would ultimately add to and change as they learn and become more clear upon their own beliefs and path in magick.