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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.
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The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people’s everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 deities in the Egyptianpantheon. Some of these deities’ names are well known: Isis, Osiris, Horus, Amun, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, Anubis, and Ptah while many others less so. The more famous gods became state deities while others were associated with a specific region or, in some cases, a ritual or role. The goddess Qebhet, for example, is a little known deity who offered cool water to the souls of the dead as they awaited judgment in the afterlife, and Seshat was the goddess of written words and specific measurements overshadowed by Thoth, the better known god of writing and patron of scribes.
Ancient Egyptian culture grew out of an understanding of these deities and the vital role they played in the immortal journey of every human being. Historian Margaret Bunson writes: “The numerous gods of Egypt were the focal points of the nation’s cultic rites and personal religious practices. They also played a part in the great mortuary rituals and in the Egyptian belief in posthumous eternal bliss (98).”
The gods evolved from an animistic belief system to one which was highly anthropomorphic and imbued with magic. Heka was the god of magic and medicine but was also the primordial force, pre-dating all the other gods, who enabled the act of creation and sustained both mortal and divine life. The central value of the Egyptian culture was ma’at – harmony and balance – represented by the goddess of the same name and her white ostrich feather, and it was Heka who empowered Ma’at just as he did all the other deities. Heka was the manifestation of heka (magic) which should be understood to be natural laws which today would be considered supernatural but, to the Egyptians, were simply how the world and the universe functioned. The gods provided people with all good gifts but it was heka which allowed them to do so.
This is your one-stop shop for all terms and definitions related to fairies and the world of the fay. From letters A to Z, you will find fairies’ terms and definitions right here in this article.
Alven: water fairies found in ponds in the Netherlands, though they don’t have wings. They can, however, fly by being encased in bubbles and traveling on the winds. Main home is the River Elbe, as it is sacred to them. Small fairies, extremely light and sometimes shift into otters.
Ashrays: water fairies from Scotland that are mistaken for sea ghosts; have white bodies and look like a twenty-year-old human, both male and female. Nocturnal fairies, if sunlight hits them they will melt into a rainbow-colored pond of water.
Avalon: a mythological island in the Arthurian legends. The place where excalibur was forged and given to King Arthur, and also the place where King Arthur was taken after being wounded in a battle. Morgan Le Fay and Vivianne are said to have dwelled on the isle of Avalon.