A Book of Shadows (BOS) will act as your very own reference guide. It is a place where you keep track of intentions, spells and rituals that you’ve tried and the results you’ve had, etc. Think of it as a magickal journal of your very own.
To help you get started with your Book of Shadows download the template below. This will give you a good guide to start with if you are unsure how.
The important things to note when completing this template are:
- This is a guide only, but your Spells/Rituals will be more effective if you follow the 5 key steps.
- Feel free to get creative with colours, symbols and drawings. If you are more experienced with constructing spells, cut and paste your own spell and just fill in the Participation sections over time.
- Be extremely honest about your thoughts and feelings as well as your actions. No one sees this Book but you.
- You may choose to keep your BOS on your computer and create a ‘Virtual Book of Shadows’ as many modern witches do, or print it the template out and create a real world Book of Shadows. Whatever you do, make it the more convenient system for you and one that will enable you to get excited about making regular entries.