Book of Shadows Mini Guide


Your Book of Shadows can be whatever you want it to be.

  •  Use this guide for inspiration, follow your intuition and don’t get caught up in perfection – there is no right or wrong!

step 1: pick a format

For a Physical book, You could Try:

  • Leather bound, or moleskin notebooks
  • Checking Esty or specialty stores for a ready-made Book of Shadows
  • Sketch book
  • Ringed binder

For an Electronic book, You could Try:

  • Canva for creating graphic pages
  • Evernote for a notebook with lots of great features
  • Google docs for an easy online word processor
  • Pinterest Boards

got perfection paralysis?

Many Modern Witches have a “down and dirty” Book of Shadows, which is a constant work in progress, along with a “pretty” version that feels more special.

step 2: decide on organization

want a chronological book of shadows?

  • If you like the idea of organically building your Book of Shadows based on when they occur, create a general index at the front. Each time you add something new, update it.
  • You’ll be able to quickly find what you are looking for.

want to organize by section?

  • If you like putting all your spells in one section, and your crystals in another, create a table of contents at the beginning of the book. If you want to get really organized, you can also create another one at the beginning of each section.

step 3: make it special

  • Give yourself permission to unleash your Inner Crafty Witch and go nuts decorating, drawing, or doing whatever else takes your fancy to make it yours.

step 4: what To put in your book of shadows – ideas & inspiration

  • Include whatever calls to you – after all, it’s your book!

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