5 Things to Put In Your Book of Shadows

When it comes to magick, there is so much to learn.

Why not take notes that you can go back to later?

Oh right, you can. It’s called a Book of Shadows, and it’s a truly wonderful tool that helps witches learn, study, and practice their craft. Even better – the more a witch uses his/her BoS, the more energized and powerful it becomes.

How great is that?

If you are unsure what to put in your Book of Shadows – fear no more. I got five awesome things that you should be adding to your BoS right now. Plus, I got a little gift at the end of this article.

Let’s get to it.

1. Your belief system

Of course, you should put your belief system in your Book of Shadows. Why not? It’s yours, right? And your belief is a wonderful, powerful thing – especially when it comes to magick.

You should be putting your belief system in your Book of Shadows. Write all about it!

Maybe you consider yourself Wiccan, pagan, Atheist, Christian, or something else. Maybe you just call yourself an Eclectic Witch and leave it at that (Me). Either way, you should be writing all you can about your belief system…including the laws and rules you believe in.

2. Types of magick

There are so many types of magick, it’s unbelievable.

It truly makes magick…erm…magickal.

But here’s the thing: You should definitely be writing down the different types of magick. Think of it more as a reference list that you can go back to when creating spells.

If you want to create a spell to make someone leave you specifically alone, you may look at that list and go…huh. A binding spell to keep them from causing harm, or a jar spell, or a puppet spell, or a…

You get the point.

3. Charts and correspondences

What is a Book of Shadows without charts and correspondences?

There’s so much information it’s crazy.

Candle color meanings (or color meanings).

Number meanings

Dream interpretation of meanings.

Tarot meanings.

Rune meanings.

Metal meanings.

Flower meanings.

Seashell meanings…

Yeah, it’s so much it can probably fill a book. Or two.

4. In-depth information on your “area of expertise”

Let me clarify.

When I say “area of expertise”, I’m only assuming that you have now practiced some magick and want to “specialize” in something.

You know…

Be a “green witch”, a “kitchen witch”, a “whatever other kinds of witch”.

For the record, you can, and should, practice all sorts of magick.

But you also should do certain types of spells more than others.

For example, if you focused on sigil magick versus other types of magick, you’ll be a lot more powerful when it comes to sigil magick than other people.

And the best part?

If you are in a dire situation, all you have to do is whip out a pen and paper (or your phone…tech magick!) and cast a sigil spell.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

You’ll result will often be a lot better than if you cast another spell, too.

5. And of course, spells and rituals

Naturally, what is a BoS without spells and rituals?

You can put:

  • Spells you’ve tried
  • Spells you found online
  • Spells you found in books
  • Spells you created
  • Spells you haven’t even tried yet
  • Rituals you created
  • Rituals you haven’t tried yet
  • Spells and Rituals in areas of magick you aren’t quite familiar with yet but will want to try…at some point.

It doesn’t have to be just spells you found or created or even tried. You can simply save a spell for later.

Now, you have one hell of a good magickal Book of Shadows.

But don’t stop there.

In my free, 71-page ebook, “A Witch’s Book of Shadows”, you can also learn…

  • More things to put in your Book of Shadows.
  • The difference between a Book of Shadows and a magickal grimoire.
  • What should not go in your Book of Shadows
  • Defining whether you should have a digital or physical book of shadows – and how to create either.
  • Spell-Casting tips
  • why your spells aren’t working
  • plus, 15 free spells.

Get your free ebook now by using this link.




Author: Kaia Blackwood

Armed with curiosity and an obsession with asking questions, Kaia has made it her mission to help other witches practice the craft all the while finding (or creating) their own path. When she's not casting spells or writing on her blog, Kaia is playing with her dog (a Corgi and Jack Russel mix. A Ja'Corgi, if you will), writing fan-fiction, and dreaming (and planning) to travel abroad.

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