For those who practice Wicca, a spell book is predominantly known as the Book of Shadows. This book is created by the user and holds specific spells, chants, drawings, incantations and inspirational messages. When you create your spell book you should make sure that you have chosen pieces that suit your beliefs. Take as much care in the selection of spells right for you as you do in the creation of the book. Together they will serve you well.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Three-ring binder
- Specialised paper
Create a personalised spell book. Take a three-ring binder and glue your choice of coloured, thick, or fancy fabric to all outer surfaces. Using scissors, cut out designs such as moons, stars and images that are important to you. These can be glued to the fabric once dry.
Place pages of specialised paper in the binder. Look for your choice of paper at a stationery store. Try different colours and textures but mainly you will want paper that is durable and thicker than regular notebook paper. Write on it to see that it holds ink well without smearing. This paper should be able to withstand some weather damage as you will take your spell book out often and put it into action.
Choose your first page to be a page of blessing, incantation and warning. Using your religious principles and chosen god, write your blessing out. Use your chosen scriptures and be as formal as possible. Make sure that you present a warning on this page that discourages anyone from reading or speaking your spells.
Fill up your spell book with 10 to 20 spells and songs. If you practice Wicca and your focus is on the earth and its connection to the spirit, you may want to fill your book with songs that help you stay in touch with that. Your book should be reflective of your spiritual needs. Take care when choosing pieces.
Write deceptively when filling up your book. Your book is personal and should not be shared. It may be discovered. It is a good idea to create a book that only you can understand. Mix things up with a structure you recognise. For example, write out a spell and place the first four verses at the top of the page. Each page then would have a small section of a spell and the bottom sections would be part of another spell. Only you would know how to place them together as you recite each spell.
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