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Book of Shadows

What is a Book of Shadows & how to set your own book up.

A Book of Shadows is a Witches Journal.
YOUR Book of Shadows is the history of YOUR OWN growth in the Craft.
It's your magical diary, Storage book for your workings and spells,
In fact,
Anything pertaining to your spiritual growth.
You can make it as pretty and wild or as brash as you wish, after all, this is your own record and knowledge book.
Some put pictures and sketches in them, others just words and charms.
Whatever your decision, it should reflect your unique personality.
Many supply shops sell some wonderful looking leather bound books with embossed sigil on the cover and beautiful gold lettering.
Very nice but impractical for your daily writing.
By all means get something like that for your special scribing once you have your wording and layout finalised.
For daily notes, use a pocket diary and for general working, a ring binder is ideal.
You can discard any thing you dont want without wrecking your main book.
Better still....
Why not use your computer as your book of shadows.. its safe, its easy to ammend and after all... YOU are reading MY workings on one right now.
All your workings, thoughts, dreams, meditations, spells, potions and pretty much anything should be stored for reference as who knows what you may find useful.
Most Witches collect books of Spells and Ritual as they move through life.
I would encourage anyone to add their own thoughts and experiences to these books.
Pencil notes in the margins can be invaluable if something went extremely well of an unexpected outcome surprised you, good or bad.
As a lone Witch, reference material is essential. Even illustrations and poetry have their place.
Some Covensteads have their own Book Of Shadows which coven members can access and add to when needed.
This Book is YOU.
It's by you, for you and about you.
whether its for your eyes only or something to share with others, put everything you feel important in it and above all, keep it up to date.
After all, you change daily.

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