Hello! I'm finally getting around to rewriting my BoS/Grimoire/etc. How do you organize yours, if you keep one?
I do keep one. I actually have four binders dedicated to witchcraft, a notebook specifically for herb correspondences, a notebook for tarot spreads, and a notebook for tarot interpretations. So yeah, I’ve got a system, lol.
For my actual grimoire, I use a binder, because that way I can rearrange the pages and organize them exactly how I want them to be. If I ever become happy with it, I can just redo it. Plus, it makes it much easier for me to deal with any mistakes I might make.
At the front of my main grimoire, I have a quote from a (maybe not so savory) book that I felt rang true. Then I keep the informational / correspondence posts, like on the moon phases, planets, days of the week, colors, herbs, crystals, etc. I even have pages devoted to crystal substitutions, crystal safety, poisonous herbs, and herb safety too.
After the correspondences come the spells. I put my own spells in the front, because ego, organized by how I deem importance. After that are a few of some other people’s sigils that I have drawn - my sigils are kept in their own folder, because the way I draw them, they don’t really fit in a binder. I have them organized by intent, in a way I feel puts the most “important” matters first. The rest of the spells are all after that. Curses are at the very back.
The second binder I have devoted to keeping my old Wicca notes, because while I may not be Wiccan anymore, I still don’t wanna get rid of them, I put time into writing those pages. When my first binder gets too full, I’ll be moving my correspondences there, in front of the Wicca biz. I have a third binder for more spells, and a fourth for more sigils / curses, when the first one won’t hold more.
For the herb correspondences, I knew it’d take up too much space in the binder, so I got a slightly smaller notebook, so I could devote a page to each herb, and i’m thinking of drawing pictures of the herbs / plants / flowers on them later on.
Same thing for the tarot spreads - it would be easier if it was just isolated, since my binder was already at bursting point before I started moving stuff to the second one. (The third and fourth have yet to be used, but soon.) So I have a notebook devoted to tarot spreads I have found in books and online.
I forgot to mention, I source everything I write down. Somewhere at the bottom of the page, is a title to the book and author’s name, or the website or blog I pulled info from. I don’t write down the full post title for Tumblr posts, just the blog URL.
And that was probably longer than it needed to be, lol. Welcome to my overly detailed system of how I work my grimoires lol. I hope it helped?