Thursday, January 16, 2014

Books of Shadows

So this is just something that has been on my mind for a while.  For years I have thought about creating a BOS but well despite the fact that I invested in a very pretty book I can't fill its pages.  Oh and yes I do know that most literally MAKE their own book for this exact project but I really don't have the desire to do that and I really do love the book I found.  I almost dread the idea of ruining this beautiful book with my horrible hand writing and permanently leaving the stain of ink with something I might wish to remove later.  I have had this book now for 3+ years and have filled... 1 1/2 pages.  I guess I am just stumped what I should really put in it.  Reading other blogs I have seen that many use their BOS almost like a journal and while I think this is a fantastic idea I also wish to fill mine with more than the everyday rambling I mean that is what I created the blog for after all.  

Despite 'the practice' being a part of the females in my family's life going generations back no one ever kept a BOS to my knowledge.  Just little notes and letters stashed here and there kept in family photo albums, cook books and well journals.  I can't really say that I would really call what I would create a BOS anyways.  

Bleh I dunno my thoughts are so jumbled on the subject I don't know how to get it all into words so that someone else might understand what I am trying to say. lol

I did see another person talk about how they had many books that some may consider something like a BOS but she had them for all sorts of things.  One for cooking methods and recipes that centered around magik, one for magik in her household, another for rituals, and then one that was used for her thoughts like a journal.  This idea is quite appealing but I am not sure I would want to invest in finding even more books and then run into the situation where I can't fill them.  Plus I don't know if anyone else out there is a fan of actually keeping a journal but for the really nice ones man they sure do get expensive.  

Well that is really all that is going on with me right now.  Just a thought I felt like sending out into the universe.  Sorry that it is a bit of an odd one.  Hope that you all are having a wonderful week.  Will try and post again soon.  Goodnight!


  1. Do what is right for you, with your Book Of Shadow's ;o) Follow your heart ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  2. Lol I suspected I would get that comment. =P Guess I just need to grit my teeth and do it and hopefully the more pages I fill the easier it will become.