How to Make a Book of Shadows - What Is a Book of Shadows? - Make a BOS By Patti Wigington The Book of Shadows (BOS) is used to store information you'll need in your magical tradition, whatever it may be. Many Pagans and Wiccans feel a BOS should be handwritten, but some use a computer to store information as well. Bear in mind that a BOS is considered a sacred tool, which means it is an item of power that should be consecrated with all of your other magical tools. Make sure you write legibly enough that you’ll be able to read your notes during a ritual! To make your Book of Shadows, begin with a blank notebook. Many witches simply write, “The Book of Shadows of [your name]” on the front page. What format should you use? When it comes to the contents of your personal BOS, there are a few sections that are nearly universally included. Laws of your coven or tradition: Believe it or not, magic has rules. The biggest dilemma with any Book of Shadows is how to keep it organized.
)O(*~*New Moon Occult Shop Free Online Book of Shadows*~*/|\ The book of shadows page has grown so that I have to actually make an index for these things. As these are all from posts to the book-of-shadows list so I assume they are original works by the people who posted them unless otherwise noted. If I am wrong, or if I have lost (in many cases) the authors name and you know who did it, please let me know by clicking email webmistress to let us know who did what. Do not email the webmistress asking for spells, rituals or anything else. Wicca is thought to be the old religion. This is not any one person's book, but it has been created from posts to the list book-of-shadows. Should you wish to join the book of shadows mailing list, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be automatically joined. AMAZON books of shadows available to all - our picks We sell MANY books of shadows ourselves and you can by these through us This Shadows in my Cauldron site owned by New Moon Occult Shop
Herbs and Roots - Willowmoon's Ways LOVE: Cubeb berries, orris root, spikenard, vanillin, vervain, violet flowers, laurel, Adam and Eve root, Beth root, horse chestnut, khus khus, ladies thumb, lavender, lotus, lovage, magnolia, mistletoe, passion flower, patchouli leaves, lesser periwinkle, queen Elizabeth root, quassia chips, rose buds, herba mate, sweet bugle, scullcap, rose hips, orange blossoms, five-finger grass, heratease herb. PASSION: Myrtle, absinthe, aloes, cloves, darniana, dill seed, coriander, dulse herb, sweet basil, juniper berries, saw palmetto berries, Canada snake root, fennel seed, grains of paradise, satyrion root, snake root, verbena root, licorice stick herb, patchouli leaves. SUCCESS: Cinnamon, yellow dock, squill root, John the conqueror root, silver weed, Jezebel root, prince's pine, red clover, buckeye, Irish moss, five-finger grass, elm bark, khus khus, May apple (mandrake) root, scented lucky beans, tonka beans, sweet flag root, vervain leaves, golden seal herb. Botanical Banishing Spells
The Pagan Federation - Paganism - Wheel of the Year Samhain - 31st October (pronounced Sow-in): The Wheel of the Year is seen to begin at Samhain, which is also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows Eve. This is the Celtic New Year, when the veil between the worlds of life and death stands open. Samhain is a festival of the dead, when Pagans remember those who have gone before and acknowledge the mystery of death. As Pagans we celebrate death as a part of life. Yule - 21st December (archaic form Geola, pronounced Yula): Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn, an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods. Imbolc - 2nd February: Imbolc, also called Oimelc and Candlemas, celebrates the awakening of the land and the growing power of the Sun. Spring Equinox - 21st March: Now night and day stand equal. Beltane - 30th April: The powers of light and new life now dance and move through all creation. Midsummer - 21st June: At summer solstice is the festival of Midsummer, sometimes called Litha.
Witchcraft, Wiccan and Pagan Index | Celtic Connection HERBAL CORRESPONDENCES: Magic Herbs - Herb Magick Herbs, resins, and other organic materials can be used in a variety of forms such as their natural form, dried, or in oils, powders, and incenses. And while there may be differences in the way they are used, the properties of the herbs and resins and their effects remain the same. Herb applies to a wide range of plants, including: grasses, trees, shrubs, weeds, roots, barks, and the flowers of any plant used for healing, magic spells and rituals, witchcraft, Wicca, or other purposes. Herbs and their by-products have been used for thousands of years by humans and other animals for healing. Herbs have many possible uses: Charms and Sachets Incense Bath Oils Teas The correspondences listed here include each herb's botanical name, common name, ruling planet, dominant element, any associated deity, and its magical properties. The first two lists are "quick and dirty" references. SUN: peony, sunflower, saffron, cinnamon, laurel MOON: hyssop, rosemary, moonflower, moonwort, garlic Dill: Love.
Sabbats Index In the 1980s, Mike Nichols wrote (and regularly updated) a wonderful series of articles on the eight major holidays in the Wiccan (and generally the Pagan) year. The set we have here was written in 1988, but only the dates given as examples are out of date. While these articles give a great deal of history and background, please remember that they represent the view of single person. Samhain/HalloweenYuleImbolc/CandlemasOstara/Lady DayBeltane/May DayMidsummerLughnasadh/LammasMabon/Harvest Home This section contains eight seasonal articles by Mike Nichols. Le blog équestre d'Equidia Spiritual Spells: Herbal Magick Book of Shadows Many Wiccans, Pagans, Magicians, and Conjure folk pride themselves on their knowledge of herbs, and which ones can be used in which ways. Every herb and root has a medicinal and a magical property of some sort. Each shows its properties by its form, shape, and spirit; this is the Doctrine of Signatures. The herbs used in Witchcraft and Wicca magick are not always the same as those used in Conjure, so we provide two lists here, covering the most popular herbs in both traditions. Two books that we recommend to our own Coven members, and which we believe will set you on the path of discovery about the wonderful subject of herbal spell-crafting are:
Symbols | Luna's Grimoire Add to My Grimoire The Pentagram and Pentacle Pagans/Wiccans view the pentagram as an amulet of protection, a symbol of balance, and a representation of the elemnts and the Gods. Pagans use the pentagram with a point facing up like the one see above. This is not an evil symbol! Paganism isn’t the only religion that uses a 5 pointed star. Each of the 5 points represents one of the five elements: 1) Earth- represents stability and physical endurance. 2) Fire-represents courage and daring. 3) Water-represents emotions and intuition. 4) Air-represents intelligence and the arts(left point) 5) Spirit- represents all and the divine(top point). The circle around the star represents Goddess and God and, at least to me, represents the continuing cycle of life. Inverted Pentagram The pentagram may be inverted with one point down. The Wheel of Being The Fivefold Pattern, four directions are united by a fifth. Triple Spiral This design may represent the waxing, waning and full moon. Triquetra The Double Spiral
Free Wiccan Ritual: Cleansing the Aura Cleansing of the AuraByTheresa Chaze There are times when everyone encounters negative or unproductive situations that leave traces on our auras. It can lead to illness or depression. By cleansing you aura, you release or banish negative energy and others’ energy sucking attachments. This ritual can be done as often as necessary. What you will need: Half a cup of sea saltHalf a cup of baking sodaA bath tubYour favorite relaxing musicYour favorite incenseA white candleA black candleTime alone At a time when you won’t be interrupted for about thirty minutes, cast your circle of protection around the bathroom; you can darken the room if you feel comfortable doing so. “I freely release all negativity on all levels to the Spirit of the Earth to be transmuted into a positive influence that will help myself and others grow in knowledge and wisdom.” Visualize the light of the flame surrounding you, turning the negativity around you to ciders and nullifying its effectiveness.
A little bit Pagan - COMMON HERBAL CORRESPONDENCES ... Pagan Prayer Beads - How to Make Pagan Prayer Beads - Pagan Rosary Beads In many magical traditions and religious paths, the use of beads can be a meditative and magical exercise. The best known example of this practice is found, obviously, in the Catholic use of the rosary. Within the rosary, each bead is representative of a prayer, which is counted in a ritual format. Some forms of Judaism have used prayer beads for many years, with a bead or knot symbolizing each of the Psalms. If you’re Pagan, obviously you wouldn’t need a set of prayer beads symbolizing things such as Psalms or other clearly Judeo-Christian ideals. However, Christianity doesn’t have a monopoly on faith, and for many Pagans the idea of ritualized prayer is an appealing one. Let’s look at ideas for two different types of Pagan prayer beads.
The Book of Shadows Here you will find one of the largest online Book of Shadows. This page may seem a bit unorganized but I can't think of any other way to do it and I would hate to have a bunch of links for you to have to click on to get to the information you are looking for. So check back often for more items. If you would like to have a spell or information posted here, e-mail me! If you see *UPDATED* next to a section, the new information is listed first. Magick is the art of causing change to occur in accordance with one's desires. Table of Contents Please choose one of the following: Tips For The Solitatry Practitioner A Book Blesssing | Beliefs | Wiccan Rede | Pagan Terminology| What is Magick? God and Goddess DirectoryCharge of the Goddess | Charge of the God | Charge of the Dark Goddess | Charge of the Dark God The Pentagram | Creation Myths | Pagan Humor | Pagan Traditions | Pagan Parenting Circle Casting | The Wheel of the Year | Misc. A Cat Blessing Ritual | Invocations, Chants, and Prayers |