A practical workbook for connecting with ancestors and their magical powers so you can create your own ancestral spell book.
Connect with Your Past to Create Your Own Personal Book of Shadows.
Most of us know the people who gave us life and even a generation or two beyond. But few are attuned to those who lived earlier. Strange, for a culture who loves storytelling, that we have forgotten how to keep our own stories alive for much more than a hundred years. This is where the ancestors come in and where this book begins.
This book is a guide to reconnecting with your ancestors. It will show readers how to access their ancestor’s unique wisdom—their magic—and create an ancestors’ grimoire, a spell book or “book of shadows,” unique to their heritage.
Each month, January through December, you will complete exercises that will introduce you to a specific ancestor. Through divination, intuition, and sometimes a little luck, you will learn the magic of each ancestor and how you can use their gifts to make your life a little richer, a little more fulfilling. For those who practice an Earth-centric spirituality, we’ve also included the eight sabbats as they fall within the months of a solar year.
Each month, you’ll save your ancestral work in a journal or loose-leaf binder that will become your Ancestral Grimoire—the place to store the stories, spells, rituals, everyday life, the lore, and legend of twelve of your ancestors. In addition, at the end of each month you’ll encounter a challenge that may surprise you.
At the end of a year, you will hold a personal Book of Shadows, where every bit of ancestral knowledge within its pages is unique to you. No two will ever be alike. In an age when family storytelling has been lost, you will have created a legacy—and a life—that the Ancestors could only dream of.