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Do you put everything in your Book of Shadows?

I am having a heck of a time trying to organize my BOS. I have several "journals" floating around with different spell work and general knowledge of witchcraft. Should I put everything in my heirloom BOS or just spell work? Do you have a separate Book of Shadows for JUST spells or do you combine it all together?


Asked by pnwmom at 5:18 PM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I have both a book of shadows and a book of mirrors.

    My BOS is separated in to "chapters" as follows:
    * History and Time-line (because I plan to pass this on I want everything to be there)
    * Tools (Basic information as well as some "how to" information)
    * Magickal Associations (Colors, Gems, Herbs, Gods, Trees & more)
    * Myth (A gathering of Pagan myths from many paths)
    * Sabbats & Esbats (Basic information - No personal experiences)
    * Other Rituals (Blessings, Paganings, Dedication & more - basic, not personal)
    * Divination (Basic, and how to, not personal)*
    * Spells, Potions & Powders - split in to sections for each (My own personally written or handed down recipes & words)
    * Personal Record (This is where I record personal experiences)

    My BOM has all my dreams, meditations and visions recorded.

    Both are in 3 ring binders so I can remove whatever I need or add to it

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:21 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I thought a book of shadows only existed in Charmed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Ok this is for people who are Pagan or Wiccan

    Answer by pnwmom at 5:37 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I put everything in one book.

    Answer by rochellecole at 5:52 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • The book I had ear marked for my bos, the kids got a hold of. At least it was still blank, so for now everything is either scattered in different note books, some on the pc and others in files in a yahoo group I set up just for that purpose, in case the pc crashes.

    Answer by daisy521 at 6:47 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I haven't been able to organize a single book of shadows, mostly because a lot of my stuff is scattered between my house, my mom's house, and my mom's storage. (We had to pack in haste when we moved).

    Answer by LokisMama at 7:00 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I have a BOS, but I also have about 5 notebooks full of stuff that I should transfer to the main BOS. I am just not able to organize that part of my life. I also have stuff I keep on the computer that should go in a book. I love the idea of one main book for everything.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 7:26 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I have a black 3 ring binder with 3 spiral note books (as of right now, working on another binder with as many note books), each note book is marked differently... the 1st one says BOS it has my personal thoughts, basic Wiccan information, altar set, color charts, lunar info, my personal dedication, some spells and more...
    the 2nd had all spells in it... tools required, etc...
    the 3rd one is all about the Chakra and Crystal workings...
    It is very full and some of my work is now compiled in the side pockets of the binder... I do really need to get the other one going soon...

    Answer by gmasboy at 7:52 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I have a Hard drive of Shadows.

    Answer by MamaK88 at 5:29 PM on Mar. 29, 2010