Personally, I have journals (mostly related to meditation or magick, though there's stuff about my altar or sending energy) and prayers in mine along with some poems and the 13 Principles which is kind of this guideline or explanation for practice of Wicca. I may have spells in there but personally everything is so spread out for me. I also keep a meditation log in my BoS.
Re: Book Of Shadows
By: ZeusUniverse / Beginner Oct 13, 2014
Post # 5
Well the BoS is based on what you really want to put into it, it's your personal book, well unless it's a coven BoS, then it's the coven's personal book. Anyways, the Book of Shadows, can contain anything you place in it, it could be even a journal for your dreams, it could be a picture book on herbs, it could be a spellbook, or it could a mixture.
There is not BoS put together guide that is official, many people post their views on how the Book of Shadows should look, but that is all they are doing, they post their views.
My BoS has lots of info on herbology, stone and crystal cleansing, meaning of moon cycles, information on elements, rituals.. You basically can put whatever you'd like into it. Many people treat it as a journal of magickal workings, while some just use it for useful information.