Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Words are

Book of Shadows (BoS)



The spellbook, journal, diary, grimoire, and/or ritual guide used by an individual witch or coven. “Shadows” is used to mean past as in past experience and knowledge, like a permanent reminder of where you’ve been and can always return to. Generally includes spells, rituals, correspondences, etc. and may also include poems and other useful information.

A book of magickal information; includes observations, correspondences, rituals, spells, entities. Contents differ depending upon tradition; some use the term “grimoire” in place of Book of Shadows.