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Bound BoS Idea

Postby BlueSpell » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:58 am

Hey everyone! As a relatively new practitioner I've been looking through this section to get some ideas and inspiration for my own practice. I love a lot of the BoS ideas I've seen here and some of you have amazingly artistic spells and physical books. While reading this, I realize that I'd started my BoS in a bound book without binders while many people (wisely) chose to use a binder format for easier reorganization or addition of pages.

I'd rather not start over, and I kind of like the way my BoS is a permanent record of what I've been working on, but I wanted to share an idea that came to me pertaining organization in a BoS that is bound and can't be shifted around. What I have done is I've created basically a reverse table of contents in my BoS to describe what I've done on each page.

Every time I make an entry in my BoS, I number the page(s) that the entry is on. At the back of the book, starting at the bottom of the page and working up and backwards in the book, I put my table of contents and mark down what is on each page. With each new entry, I work my way up the last page and towards the front of the book. Eventually my notes/spells/rituals will meet the table of contents at the back and then I will know it's time to start a new book.

I thought this might be helpful for anyone who has randomly grabbed a bound book for its looks or just for convenience (mine is actually just a college essay journal with an elastic strap that keeps it closed).

Oh also, you all have waaaaaay better handwriting than me. :D I don't need to put any wards or defenses on my book; my atrocious handwriting is more than enough of a hex to stop any casual reader! haha!
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