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Spells and Shadows

A Virtual Book Of Shadows

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Courage Wisdom and Power Spell

Started by Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ~ XERCES~ Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Mar 25. 0 Replies

Healing Cauldron Spell

Started by Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ~ XERCES~ Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Mar 25. 0 Replies

Warding Your Doorways

Started by Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ~ XERCES~ Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Mar 25. 0 Replies

Banish The Bullshitter Spell

Started by SunKat☼☯ Dec 15, 2016. 0 Replies

So you’ve made a spell jar….now what?

Started by SunKat☼☯ Dec 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Break a Curse Candle Spell

Started by SunKat☼☯ Dec 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Rosary Jar Spell

Started by SunKat☼☯ Dec 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Raven Home-Protection Spell

Started by SunKat☼☯ Dec 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Simple Study Spell ✎

Started by SunKat☼☯ Dec 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Binding One in Benevolence

Started by Linda M. Dec 10, 2016. 0 Replies


Protect the Memory of the Fallen

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day after the Civil War. Today it honors everyone who died in the line of duty while serving in the armed forces. The American Legion uses poppies of red silk as a memento, often exchanging them for donations on Memorial Day. | As Pagans, we may call on gods and goddesses of war for protection or courage. We usually do this when going into a conflict--and that's all the attention these deities get. So today, make a donation and get a poppy to bring home for your altar as an offering to protect the memory of the fallen. Lay it before an icon of any martial deity and say: | "May the valiant dead | Be remembered instead | Of forgotten and left behind, | As this flower of red, | Laid at foot or at head, | Brings their sacrifices to mind."

Sierra Club

Today is the quasquicentennial of the founding of the Sierra Club. Created in the US 125 years ago by John Muir, this organization is dear to many Pagans, as it celebrates a love of the earth and nature. Protection and cleaning are also built into group activities. | The weather today is likely to be temperate no matter where you live. Contact your local Sierra Club chapter, gather your family, friends, and/or coven, and volunteer for a local cleaning/ beautifying project. If that is not an option, you could take a walk in nature or putter in your own garden. Make it as complicated or as simple as you choose, keeping in mind our precious natural resources. Before and after, recite the following: | "Our Earth is a finite resource, Loaned, not owned. Guide us in the best care of it. Bless our efforts."

A Magic Cup Spell

This spell will help wishes come true. | You'll need: | * A coffee or tea cup with a saucer | * Saltwater | * A drop of olive oil | * A pen and paper | Wash the cup out three times with the saltwater. Then bless the cup by rubbing the olive oil around the inside of the cup. Write your wish on the paper. Fold the paper, place it inside the cup, and cover the cup with the saucer. Leave the cup and saucer on your altar until the wish comes to you. Then burn the paper. You may use the cup and saucer again for other spellwork, but only use it for magic.

A Friend Spell

Nothing is better than having a good friend. Sometimes our best friend is just waiting for us to open up and let them in. | This spell works with symbols. Opening up can be symbolized by a flower bud. You also need to be comfortable with who you are. Comfort symbols can be a good chair or a pillow. And in a good friend relationship, there is talking and there is listening. Both of these require silence on the part of one person or the other. | Set up your space with these symbols: a quiet space, a comfortable chair or pillow, and a flower bud to open yourself. Work a list of values that you would look for in a friend and that a friend would find to value in you. Seek these things out when you meet people, and remember to share with them those things that you would like others to value in you.

Tarot Postcard Oracle

For this spell, use an old tarot deck or procure one from a used bookstore. Divide the deck into trumps and pips. Artfully glue each of the twenty-two trumps onto a fitting postcard. Decorate each postcard with symbols, interpretations, and the mythic associations of the card. Be sure to include your own message on the back. Place each postcard inside of an individual envelope with two random pips, then mix up all the envelopes. Finally, hand-deliver your twenty-two oracle posts to random people you encounter throughout the weekend. Inquire with care regarding accuracy.

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Comment by SunKat☼☯ on April 9, 2017 at 10:43am

Comment by SunKat☼☯ on April 9, 2017 at 10:09am

You have one?  Share it if you want Dracula...

Comment by Dracula on March 25, 2017 at 4:11am
Got arch Angel Michael protection spell
Comment by SunKat☼☯ on March 23, 2017 at 12:34pm

*~A Spell to Find a Furry (or Finned or Feathered or Scaled) Friend~*

Adopting a pet isn’t always an easy process. Filling out applications, waiting, and then meeting potential future family members can be as tiring and frustrating as it is rewarding. To ease the process, write the name of the type of animal you want to adopt on a blank piece of paper, and place it on your altar ( you can also make a general statement, such as “Let the right animal for me come to me”). Weigh the paper down with four stones: rose quartz for the love you will give and receive, smokey quartz for endurance of the adoption process, garnet for the commitment you will be making, and turquoise for the joy you will give and receive through the pet ownership. As you place each stone, speak your desire aloud: 

Paw, claw, fin, or feather, 
I know we will find each other!

Leave the message on your altar until your new family member joins you.  

Comment by SunKat☼☯ on March 7, 2017 at 1:03pm


Items needed:

  • writing surface and writing utensil
  • pendulum (or a necklace with a large pendent)


  1. draw the layout of the area that you believe the item is located
  2. picture the item clearly in your head and hold it there
  3. take the pendulum and hang it over the picture, chant this “(insert item’s name) where have you gone? I’ve come to claim you from things lost. You are mine, and I shall find you”
  4. continue chanting this, and allow your pendulum to move freely (it will direct you towards where it is on the map
Comment by Rosey on February 9, 2017 at 9:35pm

This is a wonderful Kat!! Seriously i is!

Comment by SunKat☼☯ on December 15, 2016 at 3:43pm


Comment by Dracula on December 15, 2016 at 2:40pm

thank you for the invite Kat :)

Comment by SunKat☼☯ on December 15, 2016 at 1:06pm

Comment by Minque Paw on September 7, 2016 at 11:07pm


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