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Book or Disk of Shadows

To: alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic,alt.occult.methods
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Book or Disk of Shadows
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 19:12:41 GMT



i've been reading your postings for a while now, and thought probably
you could answer my question (a friend of my couldn't, and i wasn't able
to find something in books etc. either).

i want to write my own book of shadows (i've got so much material, which
has to be put down i think) my queston now is, is there any special
colour which the ink should have, or is there even a special ink for
writing a book like this?

i would be verry glad if somebody could help me.

greatings from berlin/germany
mel (


Although I am not a Wiccan, quite a few of the Wiccans I know use
Dragon's Blood ink to both record their spells in their "Book of
Shadows" as well as performing spells as well.  You should be able to
purchase this in most New Age/Occult Shops.  Indio carries an "Anna
Riva's Dragons Blood Ink" that is quite effective, although I would add
chunks of the resin to the bottle just to be safe.  If Dragon's blood
ink is not available have you thought about using just any old plain red
ink pen.  Many people choose this method instead.

LuckyH. (


but you need to use red ink?

mel (


No, you don't have to if you don't want to.  Use whatever color you
want.  I know a lot of teeny-bopper Wiccans who like to write in those
"metalic pastelle" inks that have become so popular lately.  Also my
friend Tracy (16) uses a spiral notebook for her "Book of Shadows".  Do
what you want on this one.  

LuckyH. (


As Lucky said, it is customary these days to use Dragon's Blood Ink for
keeping such a book -- but you don't HAVE to! You could use a pencil on
a lined paper composition notebook and do just fine. 

Also, as Lucky noted, most commercial dragon's blood ink is a cheat --
it has no dragon's bllood resin in it, so you should either buy from a
supplier who puts the resin chuinks in or buy some extra and add it to a
bottle of red ink -- or make your own dragon's blood ink -- which, in my
experience is a messy project with variable results. 

cat yronwode (


Heck, I just use electrons and some ferrite -- but I have a "Disk of 
Shadows" instead!

Yowie (


I like the idea of a Disk of Shadows very much. Thank you for that
conception. It gives rise to other ideas: a Hard Drive of Shadows, a
Website of Shadows, a Domain of Shadows. Yep ... that's nice. 

cat yronwode (

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