This blog post should have probably been written in the beginning because it’s such a VITAL part of a witches craft.


A book of shadows is the personal diary of a witch, it’s a collection of magickal thoughts and revelations about life and magick, spells, rituals, ingredients or correspondences that is vital to a witches magickal craft. Truly the Witches Book of Shadows is key to the Witches spiritual growth.

Really there is no right or wrong way to make a book of shadows, usually though it consists of several key elements.

What Goes into a Book of Shadows?

  • Book dedication
  • Table of Contents
  • Invocations to God & Goddess
  • Sabbat or Holiday rituals
  • Spells
  • Herbal lore and properties
  • Stone properties
  • Healing information
  • Meditations and Journey work outlines and diary of what happens.
  • Magickal revelations and inspiration
  • Spell results; it’s best to keep track of the spells you cast and the outcomes so you know what works and what doesn’t.
  • Anything else you find inspiring.

Truly the only requirement for your book of shadows is that it reflect the type of witch you are!

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