Being a witch we all have our book of shadows. Question: Is a Book of Shadows (BOS) the same as a Grimoire? To me, they are different.
Most witches I know keep a BOS but most witches do not keep a Grimoire. A Book of Shadows is a personal book of magic that most witches keep. Its like an enchanted book of magic. The book of shadows is where you would post all rituals, spells, just about everything that you would do as a witch. A BOS is a witch’s personal book of magic; a diary of magic if you will. It’s always a good idea to keep down everything you do in your book of shadows so you can build upon what you have already done.
Now lets discuss a Grimoire and its very similar to a BOS. The only difference really is that its not on such a personal level. It can hold rituals, potions, and even spells. Its a good place to store information about herbs, crystals, etc. I would consider this like a place I would put enchanted research not any personal records of any enchanted workings that you have done.
Most witches usually only have a book of shadows but I keep both due to the fact there are some things that I want to keep private.
So just remember that Books of Shadows contains personal information that you may not want to share. To me my book of shadows is very sacred and I put it in a very special place so I can keep it protected. I bless it everyday. The Grimoire is something that is less personal and could be shared with others.
Just remember its up to you whether you keep a BOS or Grimoire. I do both that way I dont have to worry about others seeing my private stuff.
Happy New Year’s. I thought one of the best things for the new year is mantras. So, what are mantras? Mantras are repeating of words or sounds that is used to penetrate our unconscious mind. Usually they are chanting loudly but you can also say them silently or even listen to them.
So mantra for 2020 that I picked to post today is: “Believe in yourself, have faith, and remember you are important.”
Hope you practice this mantra to help you realize that you are one with the Universe and the 2020 is the year for change and you are the change.
I have neglected my Magickal self, or thought I had because I haven’t been doing what has been considered by many as magickal, an example is, touching my stones or feathers, raising energy or meditating and reading my Witchy books. So in fact I have been accusing my self of not walking the Magickal path. When in fact that was just an elusion, simply touching Nature and appreciating all that is around you Is being Magickal❤ Keep on keeping on.
No, I refuse to feed into the “fear/anger” like I’ve seen all over the internet.
I have some things that need to be said. We are Witches, Sorceresses – Sorcerors and Light Workers, our job is to walk in this reality. Our job is to heal, lift up and practice what we preach. As a Sorceress I am more powerful then fear or intimidation and so are you.
Are we suppose to suffocate ourselves in negitivity, fear and anger?
No! We Magically make things happen out of nothing.
We are Magick.
We are Powerful.
We are Love.
All of these attributes are alive inside of us. Grab a hold of them with the strength of a Warrior. Take a moment and laugh out loud, because we conquer negativity with laughter. Stand proud and be that mighty Magickal soul that I know you are.
I want to wish all of my brothers and sisters A very Prosperous and Happy New Year. As we enter the season where we spend time with family, be they in spirit or here, let us remember that each one of us are incredably special and the result of hundreds of years generations past. We are never alone and know that your family is encourging you on. This isn’t a time of only death, but a time of quiet nurishment and growth. Just because we don’t see the magnificent changes on the outside doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening on the inside. They are growing and becoming strong so that when they manifest I -you will stand the test of time. You are growing into magnificence.
Even within the midst of darkness and if we would but look up, there we will find our light, our safe haven, our hope. Our lighthouse, our Goddess Luna waits patiently for us to raise our eyes and look upon her lovely face to guide us into safe haven.
The Goddess that Spirals both from the inside out and from the outside in. She is Me and I am We. We are not just the Birther, The Nurturer. She is the Warrior, I am the Sorceress, We are The Passion, The Creator and the Spirit.
I am She, She is Me and I am We.
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This Amazon is famous in their traditions: her house or dairy of stone is yet extant; some of the inhabitants dwell in it all summer, though it be some hundred years old; the whole is built of stone, without any wood, lime, earth, or mortar to cement it, and is built in form of a circle pyramid-wise towards the top, having a vent in it, the fire being always in the centre of the floor; the stones are long and thin, which supplies the defect of wood; the body of this house contains not above nine persons sitting; there are three beds or low vaults that go off the side of the wall, a pillar betwixt each bed, which contains five men apiece; at the entry to one of these low vaults is a stone standing upon one end fix’d; upon this they say she ordinarily laid her helmet; there are two stones on the other side, upon which she is reported to have laid her sword: she is said to have been much addicted to hunting, and that in her time all the space betwixt this isle and that of Harries, was one continued tract of dry land.