My Book of Shadows has gotten quite the workout this week.
I had a dream that I was to immerse myself back into all of it, with the kitchen as home base.
I have been burning a LOT of candles, making a LOT of soup, learning from world wide teachers, and taking many many notes. I'm finding it very very satisfying.
And feeling SO much better about everything.
All of this gets recorded in my book of shadows. There's a table of contents in the beginning, so that I can find a spell or a piece of information I'm looking for at a glance. Other than that, there's really no specific order in which I record things. One page can have info on a herb, and my experience with it, another a full moon chant that wrote that I would like to use again, another a spell I've tried and notes on it's outcome, notes of Fae or Fetches, or spirit contact.
The table of contents helps me to access what I need quickly, without worrying about keeping pages in order. Or even worrying about making everything fit. If I fill this book, I'll move on to another (just like I would do with a journal.)
The book I'm using now is a commercially bound one, but I have used hand made versions, or taken old books and upcycled them. They all will live on the same shelf, again for easy reference.
They say that keeping a book of shadows can be important to your practice of witch craft, in what ever form it takes for you. (Paganism, hedge witchery, magician, etc.) I find that so many other Little Witches get caught up in keeping it perfect. To me, it's just another way to journal, with magical attitude.
So, use up the pages. Make a mess. Love your Book of Shadows up with drawings or cut and paste, info jotted in willy nilly. Treat it with messy love, that you can refer to and grow with!
Lori Grace is a professional Psychic Tarot Reader who serves her clients with 29+ years of experience, based on Georgian Bay in Midland Ontario.
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