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Just to add to the above. I don't see how you can compare the magical diary to the Wiccan Book of Shadows. The magical diary is a record of an individual magicians experiences.
The Book of Shadows is a pre-existing collection of material that must be copied by hand to make a new Book of Shadows. But this only occurs within a Wiccan coven.
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I wasn't comparing anything. I was just wondering what each of them were. Thanks for the clarification.
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Sorry, BrightEye. I thought you already had some idea of what the Book of Shadows was. Or maybe a different idea that is linked with the New Age hijack of Wicca.
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Yes, Aeons comment on scientific illuminism is worth keeping in mind.

My early diaries (the ones that detail ritual and magical experimentation) are written like an old science experiment as I was taught at school.
The first heading is AIM. It helps to meditate a lot on this subject, one might find that the aim is achieved by more efficient mundane ends. Then METHOD etc ... .

Also it is common to note the astrology of the day or time frame for refrence (also if one is clear enough) notes on the self; mood, health, etc.

All VERY different from a Book of Shadows. My old B of S [or BS if u like :-) ] shows copies (including copied 'typos') of basic Wiccan rituals.
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