Your Book of Shadows

Greetings Alpha Witches!

In the last four days, I’ve received questions regarding the Book of Shadows, so I thought it would be appropriate for me to broach the subject today.

Are you familiar with the term, Book of Shadows?  More than likely you are, but I’d still like to expound upon a few things, especially since this is one of the most important implements in our Craft.

Some magickal folks call it  a journal or a grimoire.  Which name makes you feel more deeply regarding Witchcraft and your magickal studies? The choice is completely up to you. I, however, prefer to call it my Book of Shadows and Secretes.  Regardless of what you decide to call it, the most important thing is that you have one, and that you are detailed and keep it clean, neat and up to date.

Don’t think that you need to spend a lot of money on it because you don’t.  You are  welcome to purchase your witchcraft tools, but to my way of thinking, self-made is always better, if possible.  It’s a bit time consuming to make but I have the satisfaction of knowing that I, myself have made this precious tool, and I have infused every bit of it with powerful magick.   I really enjoy making my witchcraft appendages because it’s a really big advantage to be able to know every bit about it.

A ring-binder or a spiral-notebook make perfect Books of shadows.  In fact, I’ve made my own out of a ring-binder and I use parchment paper to write my spells, rituals and whatnots on.   I’ll add a photo of it to give you a starting point.  The ideas for your BOS are endless!  Personalize it with whatever you need to so that you are always drawn to it – connected to it.  When you personalize it properly, you will feel a shift in consciousness whenever you open it.  Use real, dried flowers and herbs in it or essential oils in it…whatever you feel.  Let your creativity flow. You can even do a Book of Shadows cleansing and empowerment charm on it.

After you’ve personalized it, you would want to use it to record all of your rituals, spells,  dreams, poetry, notes, ideas, good times, bad times, your truest desires – just whatever you feel is important TO YOU.  It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks in this case.  It can also be used to hold recipes for different magickal meals and beverages that you’ve prepared.  I tend to fill mine with herbal remedies, positive affirmations, and secret information.

Put anything you want to in it and after it’s finished, and you are satisfied with the look, feel and smell of it, begin writing or drawing something in it every day to help organize your thoughts  and strengthen the bond that you will have with it. Notice which feelings are evoked in you whenever you touch or open it.  Jot them down – don’t forget to add the date, time, day, waxing or waining moon and weather conditions.

My advice to you would be to keep your Book of Shadows secret…just for yourself, unless you can honestly trust whomever you decide to share it with.

I wish you the brightest of magickl blessings and lots of happiness with your Book of Shadows.

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The Magick of self

Many people think that taking care of yourself is selfish or arrogant.  No.  It isn’t. It is wise to take care of yourself and discover your strengths and weaknesses….also know as your light and dark side.

It is my belief that if you begin to delve into the light side (your strengths), first you can and will become strong within yourself.  You will begin to learn what truly makes your soul feel good AND you will become your own master, meaning that you won’t need validation from anyone else regarding your decisions. For me, this is one of the main ways to become stronger…self validation and self love.

From my experiences, I’ve learned that if I make a decision to do something, it needs to be because I want to do it, and not because I want my mom, dad, family, friends, or mate to pat me on the back and give me their approval.  Yes, it would be nice if this would happen, but It doesn’t always. The need is to be comfortable with your decisions.  There is truly NO NEED to look to others to tell you that you are doing it right.  It’s important to learn that you are in control of yourself, your decisions and how you respond to someone or something.

On the other side, there is the the dark side (your weaknesses).  Yes, it can be quite daunting to look at the dark side of yourself, but if you don’t do it willingly, circumstances will arise that will force you to and believe me when I tell you that It is better to just go ahead and do it willingly.

Sometimes, looking at the dark side, or your weaknesses can be hard to do, especially if you are the type that likes to be right.  It makes it easier if we all just remember that no one is perfect and there are ALWAYS two sides to every story.  No one is just light, no one is just darkness.  We are always a mixture of both, weather you want to admit it or not, it just is so.

Even though we may not like what we find, it’s important to delve deep and really look at how we are, weather good or bad.  Try to do it as soon as possible and don’t end up waiting.  Weight broke the wagon they say.  Just do it now.  Take responsibility for yourself, your thoughts, your actions, and most of all, take responsibility for your words.  It’s so true that once the words are out of our mouth, they can’t be taken back and sometimes that can do a hell of a lot of damage.  Words can last a lifetime. Words can either destroy or they can build up.

Words are also magick, and it’s up to you how you direct your words.  Will will you do harm, or will you leed in the ways of positivity?  Don’t forget the saying that goes, “be careful what you wish for.” Well, it is true.  Your thoughts and your words hold power, magickal power. If you wish to create for good…it is possible.  However, also know that if you wish to create for bad…it’s also possible.  You always direct the situation for good or bad.  Always think about what you say and do because you will affect not just yourself, but others as well.

Take the time to care for yourself.  Ground. Meditate. Cleanse. Be active.  Be mindful to yourself and others.  Drink lots of sparkling, clean water. Eat healthy fruit and veggies. Keep a journal and write in it every day, even one on the computer will do. Make the time for yourself, even if it is just 20 minutes per day. This is important. You are important.

If you have any questions, please message me and I promise to get back in touch with you.

Bright Blessings to you and yours.

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 Yes, I am a witch


Looking through the internet, I see a lot of people who truly wish that they could finally tell their family, their friends… the world that they are a witch, however most refuse to do so due to the fact that most people would judge them unfairly and more than likely make life into a living nightmare for them.

Unfortunately, the ugly, biased definition that centuries of fear, greed, hate, not to mention, quite a few  Hollywood movies, have placed upon a word that should imbue an attitude of power, strength, healing, understanding, kindness, love and an air of mystery in only the purest of ways, have almost accomplished their goals of striking fear into the souls of anyone who would proclaim to be a witch.

Thankfully, true witches are beginning to rise up once again and expound upon the power within ourselves – the power that our tortured and burned ancestors have instilled in the very depths of our soul and in our hearts to help us take our rightful place in this sometimes harsh, cruel world, so that we can help to make it better.

I am grateful and proud to be a part of the growing numbers of truly strong witches that are now opening up and changing the way that this world shall look upon us.

Yes, in the days of old, you went on your killing sprees to drive our kind underground and you thought that you had taken us all out. However, let me tell you, we, we are continuously growing in numbers. We are getting stronger. We are reclaiming our power, our Goddess-given right to practice our Witchcraft and spirituality in a way that we choose, as long as we harm none.

I wish you all the Brightest of Magickal Blessings )o(

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Alpha-Witchcraft

Greetings to you.  It’s nice to see so many  women and men who are beginning to wake up and notice the pure light that shines within them.  Everyone has it, but not everyone is at a point in their life that they have been called to acknowledge it.  Those of you that are here are ready.

I will not speak badly of any religion, spiritual practice or or such beliefs, however, I will say that I feel as if I am finally awake.  This revelation happened to me back in 2002.

Have you ever had the feeling that there is something more to life and not just the things that you’ve been taught?  Do you ever get the feeling that you want to use your own mind  and walk your own path, instead of just being a sheep and doing  and believing the things you are told that you should do. Maybe you have your own thoughts about life that you feel you can’t share with your friends or family because of the way they will react to you.  Perhaps they’ll call you crazy or say that  because of that which you think and or believe, you’re going to hell.

Well, if you want to be a sheep, be the black sheep of the family.  What I mean by this is that even though you have family and friends, you are your own person…and you have your own brain, so use it!  Don’t wait as long as I did to actually stand up and say that this is who I am and the world will have to adapt to me.  Don’t throw away your time like that!  You could decide that you will now do things your way, and not just the way you are told to.  I’m not saying that you should be belligerent, and self-centered.  Be smart about it.  Use your brain.  Have your own way of thinking, but also be open-minded enough to know that a bit of compromising is a must, if you still live with your family or have a mate…if you aren’t on your own.  These people have known you most, if not all, of your life and they expect you to be a certain way, so if you don’t want to cause an uproar, make the outward change  (the change that everyone will notice), slowly, even though inwardly, you might be miles ahead of that already.  Always try to deescalate a negative situation.  Remember that the people that you have around you (your old tribe), aren’t as far along as you are regarding being awake…your spirituality.

If you truly want to grow spiritually…magickally, you are at the right place.   I’m here to help you.  Please follow and like.

You are more than welcome to leave your comments, or if it’s more comfortable for you, private message me.  I will always answer you back.

Bright Magickal Blessings!

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