Many beginners have a confusion about what a Book of Shadows is. Most people think that it is a pre-written book that you have to buy in a bookstore. Actually, you the individual person, should write your Book of Shadows. You should fill it as your personal book with things that you may need to refer to later, much like a journal. Think of it as your own personal book on Wicca. This is just a beginner's book, to aid you in getting started. Good luck, and Blessed Be!