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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Suggestions For Your Own Book Of Shadows

Suggestions For Your Own Book Of Shadows Cover You're going to see all sorts of rules and laws and thou must do this statements about creating a book of shadows online.

Let me tell you straight out. There are no rules, there are no laws, and there is nothing you must do to make your BOS your book.

Some things I have seen as "Must have in your BOS":

A dedication page - If you want to write a dedication in your book, go ahead but it isn't necessary.

Writing in a special language - Use your native tongue. If you cannot think and speak fluently in a language, do not write your BOS in it. You'll just end up having to go get a translation dictionary every time you want to read it.

A protection spell of some sort - Again, go ahead and put one on if you want, but for the most part the only person who is going to have an interest in your BOS is you. Unlike the fictional spellbooks found on popular TV shows, a BOS has no inherent magic, no special powers. It's just a book. An important book, but just a book all the same. Everything within those pages will have been put there by you, they will be of importance only to you.

Books You Might Enjoy:

Benjamin Rowe - The Book Of The Seniors
Sekhet Sophia - The Alexandrian Book Of Shadows
Austin Osman Spare - A Book Of Satyrs
Gerald Gardner - The Garnerian Book Of Shadows
Sasha Fierce - The Book Of Shadows