Enter Etsy! I debated getting a scrapbook from a craft retailer, but after poking around on Etsy I found this lovely sketchbook/journal. I adore the color of the leather, the stamping, the rivets... :) Blessedly the paper is unlined, unlike almost every other lovely leather-bound journal I looked at. (I don't want lined paper so I can write in any size I want, draw, paste images, etc. without it breaking up the page.) The paper is recycled too, which suits the sustainability ethic of my path.
The only downside (which I did not know when I purchased it) is that the cover is not entirely leather but is cardboard covered by a thin layer of leather. So, it's a bit flimsier and prone to damage than I realized, but I think it should be fine for a good many years if I take care of it.
I haven't added anything to it yet, but it's starting to take shape in my head. I'm thinking I want to put in there the things like my personal prayers and invocations, the few spells I actually use, and the successful pathworkings I've used to start. I may also add my knowledge about things like my gods and guardians and listening to Spirit.
But I feel like before I can add anything it needs a name. "Book of Shadows" is a Wiccan name that just doesn't resonate with me, primarily because I don't believe my faith or work has to remain in the shadows. So what the heck do I call it??
I have a few ideas, like Book of Magick, Book of Magickal Knowledge, Book of Lore, Book of the Craft, Book of Craft & Lore, and Book of the Work. Right now I'm leaning towards Book of Craft & Lore.
Do you have a Book or journal where you write down things like your beliefs, or magickal/religious knowledge, or spells? What do you call your Book?