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BOS Requirements?

Postby Naudia Threng » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:06 pm

Does anybody know if there are any requirements for my BOS or could it just be in a comp notebook?
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Re: BOS Requirements?

Postby AdastraJunction » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:43 pm

Some people prefer a physical form of BoS like a notebook and some keep it on their PC. Whichever works well for you. Personally I like my actual book. Something I can touch and use at my altar. Your BoS is a very personal item so what works for you may not work for others, it's your choice. Though if you do keep it on your computer remember to back it up on an external hard-drive of some sort so it cannot be lost or deleted.
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Re: BOS Requirements?

Postby Sakura Blossom » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:44 pm

There's really no requirements for anything. It will all come down to what you want to collect and keep as your book. (: I know a lot of people will compile spells and also their experiences while they continue practicing with their craft. Virtually anything pertaining to your practice could be included. (:
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Re: BOS Requirements?

Postby Naudia Threng » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:04 pm

Thanks for the info! Ive already got three spells in there!
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Re: BOS Requirements?

Postby Echo_of_shadows » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:42 pm

A BOS is whatever is convenient for you. Some people will buy special blank journals to add in spells written in their most elegant handwriting. Others use three ring binders and loose leaf paper so that they can add, remove, or reorganize the contents as they wish. A composition notebook is just as valid. Some people keep digital content on their phone or computer. Some people use a combination of things.
As for the contents, keep what you like and feel is important. If you find a ritual or spell that you don't think you'll ever use, you don't have to keep it. If you find a spell you don't think you'll use, but you like it anyway, that's as valid a reason as any to keep it. Decide what's important. Is it lists of herb correspondences? Is it the timing of the moon phases? Maybe you're more interesting in candles. It's up to you. :D
If you like, you can check out our WITCHCRAFT & WICCA 101: TABLE OF CONTENTS for more BOS information. :)
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Re: BOS Requirements?

Postby Lillady » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:27 pm

Just like Echo said, a BOS is whatever you want it to be. It can be physical or electronic. Personally I like physical I have a folder with different sections of things such as various spells for luck, love, prosperity etc. Then I have a section for stone/color/incense/oil/herb references. It is just all up to you how you personally want it and what suits you for the organization. :)
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Re: BOS Requirements?

Postby Naudia Threng » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:38 pm

Thanks for all the help! Im an everything person. Even i don't think ill use it, i put down just incase. l already have over 50 entries.
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Re: BOS Requirements?

Postby SpiritTalker » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:08 pm

My 1st was on recipe cards kept in a card file box. As a kitchen witch (at the time) it worked good. I copied rituals to spiral bound cards for a portable, outdoors version that didn't matter if I dropped it. Later it grew to a 3-ring binder. After many, many years I'm now using my 3rd bound, blank-book & it's nearly full.
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