Hi all, I hope this is in the right place. I am making my own book of shadows and wondered if anyone else had done this, or has suggestions for things to include.
I am new to Wicca, but I did start an interest in it a few years back. I even bought a lovely little book to make into a book of shadows, but somehow it never felt quite right. Maybe I wasn't in the right place/frame of mind. A strong connection to nature and its energies has always been a thing for me, and various things have brought me back to wonder about Wicca again. I like a ritual, but I want to go slowly and read lots. Perhaps, I will give it a year and a day
Anyway, I decided to try again with the BoS to collect notes about things which resonate with me. Because I like making things, and to avoid rushing, I am binding my own. I had a look online, but I would like something discreet, so I am take it about with me without worrying about people noticing and being curious. I would like it to be quite small, too - but thick, with lots of pages
I have cut some pages which are plain, some lined, and some coloured. I will probably use them as different sections. I also plan to make some envelopes in the same size, which can be bound in with the pages.
I don't know what the cover will be like yet, but it will be hard and probably covered with fabric. I saw a suggestion somewhere of putting herbs or similar into the book as its made, which seems like a lovely idea. I may hide some pressed flowers and herbs in it when I get to glueing the cover.
Has anyone else tried this? If you were going to make your own BoS, what would you do or include?