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My A to Z Challenge theme is Wiccan Reads.
To learn more about why I chose this subject, go here.
All excerpts are from my current WIP: 
CRYING FOR MERCY
Click here for more info on the A to Z Challenge.

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B IS FOR BOOK of SHADOWS (BoS)

BOOK OF SHADOWS: a Wiccan practitioner’s book of spells, rituals, recipes, techniques, magic(k)al (see M is for Magic(k) on April 15) traditions, and other related materials and ephemera. Some Wiccans maintain a book separate from their BoS where they journal dreams, meditations, and reflections (called a Mirror Book or Book of Mirrors). Others roll journal and grimoire into a single volume. Both the format of the BoS (typed, handwritten, electronic, etc.) and the book’s contents will vary from practitioner to practitioner. Many Wiccan covens also keep a Book of Shadows to record and pass down information to initiates.

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Denise (flickr) – Appears to be leather and handmade paper

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glass coffin (flickr) Hand-decorated Book of Shadows

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EXCERPT . . .

He found her sitting in the middle of her bed, long legs crossed, writing in a leather bound book.

“What are you doing?”

“Working on my Book of Shadows. Do you know what that is?”

He grinned. “Think I don’t watch TV? A Book of Shadows is where you record information on demons and the spells you use to vanquish them.”

She giggled and waved a yellow Post-it in the air. “Close. I’m copying in a new almond crescent recipe for cakes and ale.

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Carol Kilgore’s SOLOMON’S COMPASS!

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