How to Order Magical History of the BOS
Its easy to design your personal and unique Book of Shadows right from this website.
Browse through the options starting at Step 1 and through to Step 3 for your adornments.
Next fill out the order form at the bottom of the page and Persephone's Folly will contact you via email to confirm your order and finalize payment.
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Witches, Pagans, Mages, and Magicians often create and maintain a magical journal called a Book of Shadows, Grimoire or Spell Book. Books like these are considered 'traditional tools' and one may hear tales now and again of a 'family book of shadows' going back 4 or 500 years. These tales are doubtful as most Cunning Folk didn't possess the literary skills needed to create such a record nor the financial means to possess something of such value as a bound book.
While a family Book of Shadows going back to the Middle Ages is -as I said earlier- doubtful, there ARE very old Grimoires and Spell Books. Some of the most well known are The Key of Solomon and The Lesser Key of Solomon (both wrongly attributed to the Biblical King Solomon and more than likely written in 14th or 15th century during the Italian Renaissance), as well as several texts published in the 1400's regarding a new form of Jewish Mysticism called Kabbbalah. Early mystical books and texts dealt heavily with the summoning, commanding, and controlling of demons, angels, and the like (Ceremonial Magic). However, there were some spell books that concentrated on the natural magics and herbals of the 'lower' or folk magics, The Magia Naturalis written in the late 1500's was one of these.
So are these items 'traditional'? Of course- if its part of your or your group's list of tools! Is such a tool needed? Of course not, but it is a wonderful item to have for a variety of reasons; as a personal record of your Spiritual Path and journey, as recipe book for herbal preparations, spells, prayers, chants, or poetry, as a working heirloom for those who would practice The Work after you. What a wonderful way to share your journey , discoveries, and connection to Spirit with your children's children's children ...
Step 1 - Choose the size of your BOS
2 sizes available - Standard $110 or Coven $295. Hover over each picture for details.
Step 2 - Choose Your Leather.
Choose the color of leather you would like your book covered in - these are the highest quality of Italian Leathers. Each color is $75. One color per book please.
Step 3 - Choose Your Adornments
This is where your personal Book of Shadows truly becomes your own! Choose from your raised design, corners and spine. Prices are located on each image when you hover your cursor over your choice.