Book of Shadows

Wicca book of shadows

In Wicca there is no so called holy book or sacred text like the other religions of the world have. There are some texts and some traditions which are regarded as very important, and it influences the beliefs and practices of the people of the sect. Book of shadows is one such book for Wiccans, which influences the beliefs and rituals of the Wiccan people. These books have excerpts from various other books, and possess some poems and chats, composed by the high priests and high priestess over a long period of time. Not only that, the book also has rules which will guide a Wiccan to perform spells and rituals.


Though the name of the book is same, there are variations of the book in different sects. The difference is between the spells and the excerpts that are there in the book. Sometimes a little or huge part of the book has been altered based on the fact that some of the spells turned out to be not effective. The requirement for such a books was always there because in different period of time people felt like writing down some of the nuanced aspects of the practices and rituals observed by the sect. as there is no such written and proved version of the book, loads of Wiccans do not believe in the book itself.


Like other rule books of other religions, book of shadows is not rigid. Loads of changes happened to it over the years and more changes are expected to happen. In some of the traditions the rituals and practices were written down and that is why the requirement for the book was felt. In other traditions the rituals were never written about and that is why there was no requirement for the book at all. In Wicca the solitary Wiccans are also allowed to make changes to the book. They have made loads of changes over the year depending on their requirements and that is why, you will get as many version of the book as you want.

In any other religion you will not find this. The rule books or books that have all the information about the rituals and practice written on them are far more rigid than the book of shadows. Once something is written, no changes are done. If some changes are brought, they are brought after many discussions and with utter delicacy, so that the importance and the significance of the book are never lost.


Book of shadows best spells


Book of shadows, the name in itself sends chills to our spine, but hold your breath, do not get carried away by the name, because book of shadow is only a dairy maintained by witches. Yes, it all started with Wicca. To keep everything documented, these witches or Wicca followers started documenting their daily work, be it a practice or a real cast, but they kept this book unto thyself only and did not revealed it to anyone. The book thus became a personal journal of the magic journey that a witch went thru in her life.


A witch, typically will note down everything related to her practice and casting of spells, be it what spells she designed, the recipes and the correspondence along with details of people for whom she had designed the spell, she would also note down minute details of how she cast the spell, which rituals she performed, what where the time, date and moon phase in which she conducted the ritual. To end everything a witch will also note down about the success of the spell she had cast in the book of shadows and would also ink the failures.


Book of shadows could be any note book or a three ring binder, a dairy, a blank journal or just simply a plain note book and it completely depends on the witch to choose her type of book, some of this books would be pre-covered and some are manually covered, some witches go ahead a step to make fancy cool looking covers for their book of shadows, and even keep a specific pen that they use to write only in the book of shadows, that could be a costly Pierre Cardin brand or a fountain pen or just any other pen found in the market, at times some witches also use specific colors to write matters on the book. In ancient time, witches used to make their own pen carved out of woods from some specific trees and used to make inks out of red color or saffron, black color was made by burning bones and turning those ashes to a liquid form.


If you find hundred different books of shadows then you will see each of them has numerous spells written of which some would be highlighted or marked, these are specific spells which had given best results. Each different witch will have a different successful spell written in their respective book, hence to find out the best spell in a book of shadow is a bit tough. Although long research had shown that the first ever spell that a witch would cast with a successful result is commonly marked as the best spell in the book of shadows by that witch. Ah!!! Apart from the best spell marked out, one more thing you would find in the book of shadows is the laws and rules that the witch follows, be it The Charge of the Goddess, The Seven Hermetic Principles, The Wiccan Rede or The Delphic Maxims. These are few laws and you would find one or more of them in any book of shadows, their presence completely belongs to the law and rule followed by the witch.


Today many of such book of shadows from witches in the past are revealed and are also decrypted and re-published, sold over online shopping sites which any one can grab hold of to understand on what those witches wrote and what they went through in their span of living magic. Similarly many spells have been derived and recognized from such book of shadows and many have tried them to see successful result.


Below is one simple luck spell that I had found from one of the books of shadows I had, I would not reveal the name of the witch to whom the book belongs to but the spell has been tried personally by me and I have seen successful result of the same. It is a simple and very short spell, though I still wonder why this witch marked it as her book of shadows best spell.


You would need a little mud from your house garden, if you live in a condo, then take mud from a potted plant kept in your apartment. Put the mud or soil on all four corners of your bed room, on the east corner put a silver coin, on the north corner put a clover leaf, on the west corner put a horse nail and on the south corner dragon’s nail, all this on top of the soil you had placed already. Every Tuesday night at 23.30 hours light up one rose or sandalwood flavored incense stick and stick the stick on the soil, then chant the below spell one line each corner and one line by standing in the middle of the room, five times, you will see in five days your luck would start favoring you, no matter whatever you do, in work, or studies or business, everything will happen smoothly, money would start flowing in (if you are having financial crunch). Everyone in your house including you will feel a good energy around you and feel happy all the time.


Make sure each line you cast are in the fashion of South first, west second, north third and then east, ending the last line of the spell in the middle of the room.


“East I draw you
North I call upon you
South I seek you
West I bid you
Summon together with all the luck in the middle and strengthen thy me