The Book of Shadows

One of the things a lot of people new to witchcraft want to know about is the Book of Shadows. On the television show the Charmed, they show the witches always referring to their book of shadows for spells and potions. Please keep in mind this is only a television show.

The book of shadows is a personal journal of sorts that a witch uses to write down spells and rituals that she/he has learned. This is a personal account of the spells that a witch has learned and notes on what is needed and how the spell is to be performed.

It is very individualize to the person that writes it and no two journals are exactly the same. Unlike the tv show, you don’t just read some words, mix a potion and then the magic happens. There are preparations that need to be made if you expect a spell to work.

Some believe that in order for magic to work you must believe in the spell. That this belief is a conscious effort. There are others that believe that if you perform the spell correctly that it will work whether you believe it or not.

I have found that neither of these two paths gives you the total picture. That it is a combination of ritual and repetition that gives the spell it’s power. Like hypnosis, or meditation the more times you do cast a particular spell the easier and faster it will be to cast any spell.

This is the power of the book of shadows, it spells out the details on any spell that you cast.  This way you perform the spell ritual exactly the same every time which increases it’s power and the speed that it works.

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10 Responses to The Book of Shadows

  1. Marie says:

    I am a 48 year old lady. Since I was a small child I always had the luck in finding money. I also had alot of amazing and scary things happen to me. Til this day, I can sense either just by looking or by touching a scratch off ticket if it is a winner. Knew I had a “Visitor” with me several times to help me choose a $1000 winning ticket because it pinched me to take the right ticket. There was a time when I was 18 yrs had “Visitors” -Male or Female call my name when no one was there. It wasn’t until my younger brother heard it one time that I knew it wasn’t my imagination. I never dream much but when I do they always come out. Whether being numbers or events. Sad to say that 2 years before 911, I had a wallpaper of the Twin Towers that I refused to take off my computer. I just felt this overwhelming need to keep this wallpaper, no matter how many times my husband wanted to change it. Finally changed it about a year after it. One day my husband wanted to change the oil in the car in front of the house. while he was getting ready I kept getting up because I kept getting the feeling that something was wrong with the car. I got up 3 times. I convinced my husband not to do the oil change. Not 15 minutes past when another car smashed into our car in front of our house after being hit by another car.

  2. LILLY says:

    I see visions in my dreams then they come ture.I think I am a witch and has the power of permonition and I want to know.A week ago I had a permonition about my friend falling off the school bus and he did.I am 11 years old and I think I am a witch. please repily.

  3. LILLY says:

    I see visions in my dreams then they come ture.I think I am a witch and has the power of permonition and I want to know.A week ago I had a permonition about my friend falling off the school bus and he did.I am 11 years old and I think I am a witch.

  4. LILLY says:

    I see vision in my dreams then they come ture.I think I am a witch and has the power of permonition and I want to know.A week ago I had a permonition about my friend falling off the school bus and he did.I am 11 years old and I think I am a witch.

  5. Emily says:

    Hi, I’m not sure if I am a witch not, I drew an eye on my hand and my friend poked it, then about ten minutes later my other friends eye started hurting, another time I my friend had a cold sore on her lip so I got bored and wanted to see if it would work again so I drew some lips on my hand and were her cold sore was I drew it and coloured it in and crossed it out, but it’s was on the wrong lip and the next day were I had drawer it she had a cut on her lip, also I get really bad déjà vu and things happen and as they happen I realise I have seen it before it happened, also I do a lot of weird sleep walking so please can u tell me if any of this means I am a witch because if it does then I would really like to know, thank u and please reply

    • masey baker says:

      The whole hand thing might mean that you are witch but i go through the same thing. The deji vu is probably the premonitions or visions. You should go through your family tree and see if anyone was from a witch coven. They may just be weird accidents.

  6. masey baker says:

    Im 13 and i think im a witch i love magic and believe in it too sometimes i casr spells but i dont have a spellbook so they are fake spells. I dont know if i have witches in my family and my mom doesnt believe in this stuff. I have premenition about the future in dream both in sleep and awake it scares me and it doesnt come true until later. I have no one to talk to about this. I dont really know if im a witch but i would like to know so please help me or reply.

  7. Cheyenne says:

    I am 15 and i get scared quite often. I know when things are going to happen a lot of the time for instance we where driving on the interstae and i got a really bad feeling, got deja vu, i got a sort of flash i suppose and i saw us getting hit i freaked out and yelled ” STOP THE CAR”!!! just as a semi zoomed past us not watching the lights. We would have died. I dont know if am just being crazy or not but my mom doesnt believe in this stuff and she wont talk about it with me. I think i need to know.

  8. jade says:

    I am a 22 year old female of polynesian decent who is also mormon. I am not very intuned with my religion and it is not that i do not believe in God as in terms of a person but more in terms of nature.Ive just recently have been more invovled in my culture again in my adult life and ive done some digging on any ancestors being witches but none are in my family. I have always been intrigued with witchcraft and have also kept a secret book of shadows since i was about 6.its just awkward how i come from a background which has no connection or nothing to with my interest, practice, and or passion for witchcraft.

  9. starr says:

    I’m pretty sure i’m a witch but im only a kid but i can feel peoples feelings. omg i just relised that i’ve typed this on this website. only it happened in a dream.

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