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One of Gerald Gardner’s earliest Books of Shadows.

Gerald Gardner, the «father of Wicca», first introduced the Book of Shadows to people that he had initiated into the craft through his Bricket Wood coven in the 1950s. He claimed that it was a personal cookbook of spells that have worked for the owner; they could copy from his own book and add material as they saw fit. He said that the practice of Witches keeping such a book was ancient, and was practised by the Witch-cult throughout history. According to tradition, Gardner claimed that the Book of Shadows was burned after a person died, so that it would not be discovered that they had been a witch.

Gerald Gardner did not mention any such thing as a «Book of Shadows» in his fictitious 1949-novel about mediaeval witchcraft, High Magic’s Aid. High Priestess Doreen Valiente claimed that this was because at the time, Gardner had not yet conceived of the idea, and only invented it after writing his novel.

A typescript from a page of Ye Booke of Ye Art Magical

Some people have taken this as evidence that Gardner invented the idea of a Witches’ Grimoire, perhaps sometime between 1946 (when he finished his novel High Magic’s Aid), and 1949, and had named it Ye Bok of Ye Art Magical. In 1949, he had renamed it to the Book of Shadows, and soon began to make use of it with his Bricket Wood Coven.

(These eight lines are exactly the final stanza of «A Tree Song».)

This version of the ritual, written by both Gardner and Valiente, but containing sections adopted from various sources, such as Aleister Crowley, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, and even Rudyard Kipling, went on to become the traditional text for Gardnerian Wicca.

In British Traditional Wicca

In forms of British Traditional Wicca, which include Gardnerian Wicca, Alexandrian Wicca and Algard Wicca, the Book of Shadows used by adherents is based upon that written by Gardner and Valiente.

In Eclectic Wicca

Not all traditions of Wicca utilize the term «Book of Shadows». In Seax-Wica, a tradition founded by Raymond Buckland, the Book of Shadows is called «The Tree», and in Devotional Wicca, the book is titled «The Book of Ways»; many traditions refer to their Books of Shadows as simply «The Book».

In the 2011 television series, The Secret Circle each family is shown to have their own «Book of Shadows», with each book containing unique spells. As the book is passed down from generation to generation, each generation appears to write their own spells or notes, as indicated by Cassie’s recognition of her mother’s handwriting in her own family’s «Book of Shadows».

The Japanese horror adventure game Corpse Party: Book of Shadows deals with the eponymous book during its final chapter, in which it is revealed to be an actual Book of Shadows very much in keeping with the description in this article (albeit in the game, there is only one Book of Shadows that exists, containing a complete chronicle of all spells that exist in the entire world, be they Wiccan or not). The Book of Shadows returns in Corpse Party: Blood Drive where it becomes a key element to the story throughout the game.

In the Australian television series Nowhere Boys two characters are known to possess a Book of Shadows. One being one of the protagonists, Felix Ferne, and one being an antagonist, Alice Hartley. Felix’s book was first thought to be his diary as he tried to hide its true existence from his friends, and Alice’s book was thought to be her sister’s.

In the fifth edition of roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons, members of the warlock class can gain a Book of Shadows, which enables them to learn extra spells and rituals regardless of whether or not such magic is ordinarily accessible through the warlock class.

In the roguelike Binding of Isaac, the Book of Shadows is featured as an active item the player can find. When used, it grants the player invulnerability which lasts for 10 seconds. It can be used multiple times as long as the player can recharge it by clearing hostile rooms/waves or by manually charging the item by other means.

Book of Shadows is the first solo studio album by heavy metal guitarist Zakk Wylde. The album was first released in 1996 by Geffen Records and was reissued by Spitfire in 1999 with the bonus disc containing «Evil Ways» (the Japanese bonus track from the album’s original release), «The Color Green», and «Peddlers of Death» (an acoustic version of a track that features on Black Label Society’s Sonic Brew).

Unlike his work with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society, here Zakk Wylde shows a different side to his music; an introspective and mostly acoustic style recalling many of the lighter moments from his previous project, Pride & Glory, as well as classic folk rock artists such as Neil Young.

Promotional singles were released for «Between Heaven and Hell» and «Way Beyond Empty», the latter of which also had an accompanying music video.

«Throwin’ It All Away» was written about the death of Shannon Hoon from the band Blind Melon. Hoon and Wylde had lived together and became close friends a few months before he died of a drug overdose.

All songs written and composed by Zakk Wylde.

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Immerse yourself in a world of adventure and mystery with the game Book of shadows.

The story will tell you about a dark wizard who spent his entire life hunting for the book of shadows and one day accidentally finds out where it is stored. The book is hidden deep in the library and is inaccessible to the dark forces. Then the dark magician decides to trick the player into bringing the book. It’s up to you to decide what happens.

Help the locals solve their problems, find a mysterious book and decide what to do with it. In the game you will find a variety of puzzles, interesting tasks and a mysterious story that you will not forget for a long time.

— Lots of puzzles.
— Two endings.
— Embark on an exciting journey and see where it leads you!

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What happens when you and your girlfriend uncover a mysterious book and then accidentally activate it?That is what happened to Alex and Talia, and now Alex finds himself in the mysterious world of Esteron with the book, while Talia is possessed by something! In addition, others have detected the activation of the book, and want it for their own nefarious purposes. Can you keep Alex one step ahead of those who want the book while at the same time figure out where am I?What does this book do? Why do these other people want it?


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Hidden in the shadows lies the book of
enchantments to alter the reality of “reel”
world. The book will give the power to
change the setup for every spin in this
interactive title.

A 5×3 reel area that can expand to 5×5 setup in both main
game and freespins giving additional paylines and wins.
This game gives multiple choices for the player to dwell
in the shadows choosing between the number of rows,
locking reels and gamble.

The bonus round gives a Golden symbol that may award
addtional wins for big payouts with full screens of symbols.

Book of Shadows is available with a dual RTP setup at a
range of 96.01% and 94.09% (DX1).

Book of Shadows

Game Features

Make your own destiny by choosing how to
experience the game

Lucky Locks

After each main game spin choose which reels to lock
and which to respin for an adjusted bet. Hold the Scatter
symbols to increase the chance of hitting the Freespin.

Freespin with Golden symbol

Three or more Scatters (which are also wild) grants 10
Freespins with a special Golden expand symbol. If you’re
not happy with first draw you may make a redraw. Golden
symbols expand to cover the whole reel when additional
wins can be rewarded. The Freespin can be chosen with
more or less Shadow rows altering the number of spins


Gamble winnings on 50/50 Gamble for double or nothing. Gamble to bonus gives the possibility to gamble the
winning straight into Freespin for mysterious wins.

Nolimit Bonus — Feature Buy functionality

Nolimit Bonus — allows the players to buy directly into the

* The Nolimit Bonus feature and gamble into bonus may
however be removed in some regulated markets.

Book of Shadows

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* Configurable within range of min/max bet

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