Book of Shadows In Your Wiccan Supplies Part 2
Book of Shadows In Your Wiccan Supplies Part 2- Start by deciding what kind of book of shadows you want to use. A spiral notebook is one favorite method. A three hole binder is another, making it easy to maintain sections for organization. Some people purchase hard cover stationary books at their local book store, making various volumes or collections of magikal information. Whether you choose a standard notebook or a find journal that is specifically made to be a book of shadows, what matters most is what you put into it. If you would like to view some book of shadows for some ideas as to the design style you may like, you can view some here:
Which ever you choose, label the book of shadows and set it’s purpose and energy from the start. You can record the title on the outside or on the page inside the cover. But it’s the first thing you should do. After the title, date the book. Some witches create a new book at the beginning of each magical year during Samhain. While others use the same book over a period of time until it’s full and then they start a new volume. It’s up to you which way to date your book of shadows, but you should enter a date and if possible a volume reference. This will help keep your books organized over the years.
Next, take some time and think of a personal blessing to record on the first page (or after the title page). The book of shadow blessing is done as a dedication to your spiritual growth, you path of learning and protection for the information you’ll gain and record within the covers of your book. You might write out the blessing on scrap paper until you get just right and then transfer the blessing to your Book of Shadows.
If you find that the book of shadows you’ve chosen loses it’s appeal, or isn’t adequate for your needs, don’t hesitate in finding a new one. You must feel comfortable and well, attached to your book. This gives the book energy and meaning within your spiritual life. Another example of setting it’s intent and importance in your life.
An important note should be taken when choosing a new book of shadows in favor of the old one. If you placed energy into the old book of shadows then the best course of action would simply be to store it some where in a safe place and wrap it in a dark cloth. This way, the energies within the book of shadows is contained within the book and will not leak out when it is not being used. Dark cloth will contain the energy within the book of shadows.
Another idea is to give away your old book of shadows to someone who may want one. This can be the best way, as not only are you giving someone a valuable tool for their craft, but you are freely allowing the energy within the book to pass from you to someone else. It is always a powerful thing to give something freely away and not expect anything else back in return.
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