What is a Book of Shadows?
According to google it is
“Is a book containing religious texts and instructions for magical rituals found with in the Neopagan religion in Wicca..”
This is only one definition and not necessarily one that will fit every witch.
For me it is a book that will vary to each unique witch. It’s where you put in what you feel is right for you and your beliefs, values and way of life.
Different ways to have a Book of Shadows?
You can have a beautiful book and divide it up in sections. You can buy a book or make one
This is my personal favourite and what l use, is a folder.
I love with folders how l can add things and take things out and re arrange it at anytime. I have lots of fun decorating the folder too. When I’ve grown and folder no longer feels me, I get a new folder and it’s easy to put in the personal information and re arrange it.
Electronic. There is many ways to do this now in today’s modern world of technology. I love using canva to write up spells and printing them out and then hand writing in my experiences. My writing is hard to read on a good day and canva is an amazing free app l can let my creativity flow and read what l have written. We make all our quest books for the Intuitive Goddess Academy in canva.
With electronic you can add videos
A Book of Shadows can be a personal one that only you see or it can be with others. The choice is yours.
What can be found in a Book of Shadows?
Personally l feel you put what feels right for you in your Book of Shadows.
Things you can add:
And anything you feel needs to go in. Always follow your intuition.
It isn’t about comparing to others, as this is personal and we are all on a unique path. Honour your uniqueness and honour your intuition.
Why writing it all down is important?
If anything like me and most people you forget. We like to think we will remember but we don’t. It’s hard enough remembering yesterday let alone years of spiritual practises.
In the Reawakening Witches Tribe and the Intuitive Goddess Academy membership l am always talking about journaling and how important it is to write your experience/s straight away.
After meditation write down what came through. It is fresh in your mind and later on when you re read you will be grateful you wrote it down. Also some messages may not make sense at that time however later they will.
With all rituals and spell work l have created and shared, l have at the end a journal section.
So women can write what worked, what didn’t work, what followed afterwards and was there anything they would change. I do this so if they do it again they can read their journal and do it so it works for them. They don’t have to try and remember, as it is all there for them.
It is fun and nice to go back over your Book of Shadows and see how far you have come. We tend to focus on what we are yet to do and what we haven’t done. I feel it’s really important to stop and look at how far you have come and celebrate!!! You will be amazed at how far you have come and it will be further then you realise.
I have lots of journals and note books. Can never have to many l say. I write in a note book and then will transfer into my Book of Shadows. I have messy writing and when in the zone my hand can’t keep up and the writing is really messy. Writing in note book allows for me to get it all out and then spend time re writing it nicely in my Book of Shadows.
Decorate your Book of Shadows any way you want. Let your creative juices flow. Make it colourful or black and white. Paste, paint, add dried herbs. You can write or use dot points. Have a mixture of writing and print outs. There are no limits
At the Intuitive Goddess Academy we have created a Book of Shadows Sacred Space. Here we are sharing juicy Witchy things you can either add to your Book of Shadows or change the information to work for you. I am very big in taking what works for you and leaving what doesn’t work for you. The only right way is the way that feels right for you. When you do what feels right for you, you attract more of this in your life, you grow and learn the way that is right for you.
To find out more about our book of shadows visit HERE
Blessings & Love
Create By Belle Cornish