|The 'Organic', Chronologically Ordered, Tired,|
Former Book of Shadows
Because I wanted an organic feel to the book, I didn't categorize anything. It just went in chronological order. And that was okay for awhile. Now I just infuriate myself because I can never find what I'm looking for when I'm looking for it. Instead, I get to sift through all this other stuff that I have absolutely no need for anymore. Stuff from my former coven and a family I shared experiences with (neither of which I'm still in contact with) and I find myself resenting this beautiful book I once aspired to make so great.
This book was suppose to be beautiful. It was suppose to hold all my answers. It was going to help guide me through so much that it was going to be the most important item in my witchy cabinet. Now I just loathe it.
When I first set out to create my book of shadows I though that having a three ring binder and dividers was too impersonal for my tastes. For doing the bills, organizing activities, keeping tax info together... sure those are great. But for something as unique and powerful as this book was going to be, it quite frankly wouldn't be good enough. So I opted for the bound leather journal. Now I've decided to start over.
|The New, More Organized, Less Infuriating |
Book of Shadows
So my dears... how have you put together your book of shadows? Have you gone the binder route? How did you organize it? Have any helpful hints or pointers? Or are you the bound journal type? What made you decide one way or the other? I'd love to hear what you have to say about your own book of shadows!