Re: Book of Shadows By: LionRabbit / Beginner Feb 05, 2013
Post # 2
A book of shadows refers to the old time term for a wiccans/pagans spell book. Because they were hunted for what they practised they always kept this one secret book of all their knowledge in the 'shadows'. So you can really stick whatever you want in it to do with your spells, thoughts, chants, prayers ect :)
How can I get my own Book of Shadows?
I've read in a post that You can't really summon one.
So I can just make one? I've read that you can make one.
How can I make one?
Can it be just a normal notebook and write my magick stuff there?
Thanks for the answer.
They have some cool ones on the site. You can make one out of whatever you feel its your personal book of shadows. You can write in there what spells you used what works and doesn't. I put my personal tarot readings in mine along with a beautiflu picture a friend drew for me years ago. Write herbs u use and chants and crystals u connect with things like that. Anything that moves u with your craft. It will contain your energy
Re: Book of Shadows By: xEmbraceX / Beginner Feb 05, 2013
Post # 7
A Book of Shadows is essentially different from a grimoire. The Book of Shadows is like a personal journal that tracks your progress in the craft (As well as having bits of information, such as what a full moon means to you, what different colors and stones mean to you, ect)...
Re: Book of Shadows By: Roseblood_13 / Beginner Feb 05, 2013
Post # 10
A Book of Shadows is like a witches journal. We write our spells/rituals/potions in it, we write effects of a spell/ritual/potion, and we write what we experienced on our path. It is basically a "diary," where you put in your thoughts and feelings, and the date you wrote it.
The Book of Shadows is not supposed to be shown to others, it is secret. Like i said, it is like a diary. Your Book of Shadows should be personalized--after all, it is yours. You can use anything as a Book of Shadows; a composition book, a hard cover book, a journal, the computer, etc., as long as its kept as a secret and it's personalized, unless you like it plain.
I use a composition book, then I have personalized it with a book cover (or Book Sox). You can decorate it however you want, it is up to you.
If you run out of space in your Book of Shadows, you can get another one and "bind" them together, with a book cover as I have did. What you do is that you put your first book on top, and your second one on the bottom. You take the first cover of Book 1 and the back cover of Book 2 and put the Book Sox on that.
But basically, your Book of Shadows is a secret diary/journal, whatever you like to call it.