I think every Book of Shadows is a reflection of the Witch who made it. One of the reasons I have a hard time imagine an ancient and original Book of Shadows is that it seems such a reflection of the self and so each witch would change it in some slight way or large way to better reflect them. For me I am all about the celebration of life and the Blessings the God and Goddess have given us. So My book will have what I will call secular holidays included. the question is do I set up that section of the book in categories such as the Esbats , the Sabbats and then the secular holidays? Or do I set it up as kind of an over all turning of the wheel which each one in (somewhat) chronological order. Done by months? so January would have new years day, the information about the moon and the various Esbats and the then February will have Imbolic and Valentines day and the February Esbats? I am rather inclined to do the later. I think I would still need a separate section for non timed celebrations. Such as Birthdays and blessings ways and firsts. I think I will write it all out to see what it entails and then post it.
Daily Archives: August 10, 2011
ok well I am in general. Life has been well life lately and I feel pulled in many directions and excited about a lot of it. I love love love that I get to write. It really makes my heart happy. Here is the thing though. I am a planner. Oh sure that sounds like it is a good thing but it means that when faced with a new exciting task I get sucked in full force. I get obsessive about it. I am thinking about it any time I have free time. I devote all free time to it and I stay up late and work on it. This meas of course that I don’t get enough sleep and sometimes I neglect other duties. It also means that sometimes I never start a project because I am so busy planning it. That sound ridiculous and it is, but it is who I am. I’m a planner.
At the moment I am in the midst of my honeymoon love affair planning mode for my back yard and the new permaculture fabulosity that I know it is going to be; starting a soul collage hobbie (because apparently I had to much time on my hands) and the piece de resistance (kindly read that last part with a bad french accent)…a new Book of Shadows! Anyone of these projects would send me over the moon in giddy planning but putting them all together. Man oh man I can hardly contain myself. My husband is officially OVER hearing about the back yard and really the rest of the obsesions I am not sure if anyone wants to hear about. Lucky you though I will share it all with you. Mostly because if I don’t I will most likely burst, and that is so messy.
I am wanting to do a beautiful book with college and drawings and pressed plants etc but I started a list of everything I would put in it and I am looking at 500 pages! So do I put it all in one book or do I have separate ones? there are books out there that are 500 pages but who wants to lug that thing around? maybe you make several a 500 page giant and more manageable ones? On the other hand why not just have the one(s) you use? There is a possibility that I need to reign it in and not go overboard, but what fun would that be. Ok new rule I must go to bed by 9:30. so I am off to the land of dreams. please leave comments with your ideas or suggestions regarding my quandary. I would love to hear them.