I first started writing my own Book of Shadows (also called a Grimore) I was pretty confused. I hope these tips will help you develop yours.
The first thing you need to do is consider the format for your E-book of Shadows. Some people purchase a journal type book along with a warm leather cover and cream colored pages, so their drawings and paintings will look their best. Others create a loose-leaf binder with tabs for different sections. Some people makes use of the Book of Shadows as a kind of journal, keeping track of each one ritual and spell as it happens. In that case, it is tidy by date rather than by subject. I’m of the “if I write it, I will want to revise it” market. So I’ve created mine as a file on my laptop or computer. Always remember, there’s no wrong way and you can start again if you like what you’ve done!
Second, decide how you want to plan your Book of Shadows. Will you use it as a paper so that it is automatically organized by date? Will you include separate sections for spells and Esbats and Sabbats? Will you include a section for Divination? Will you include a portion for Tools? Here are some of the sections I’ve included in my very own Grimoire:
Esbat or Moon Rituals
Other rituals – house cleansing, personal safeguard, etc .
The Elements and their influences.
Research on my totem animals
Crystal clear meanings and their uses
Auras and Chakras
Research on Planets and Astrology
Exploration on the different Goddesses and Gods
Third, find in addition to use some good resources. There are several great (and free) information on the internet. Search for what you want – New Moon ritual, Ostara ritual, colors and their meanings. You get the idea! If you do find a good website that is helpful and free, search around for a don link. It’s good karma! In addition , there are several books shown on my blog which I use.