Creating an Index/Table of Contents Journal
This is something for new witches and old alike, and may or may not come in useful to many of you at some point in your practice. I work with a lot of herbs and oils in my practice, and scouring through my cabinets to see if I have a certain herb left, or shuffling through drawers to see if I still had moon oil left for a certain recipe was getting to be more time consuming then beneficial. So I made an index of everything I have in stock!
You can use whatever you like to do this, depending on what your practice is like, but I used an empty journal I had laying around. You can also really lay this out however you like, but I set this up as lists.
Things I Listed In My Index:
- Herbs I have in stock
- Different magical salts I have in stock
- Different herb mixes I have in stock
- Smoke cleansing herbs I have
- Incense I keep in stock
- Custom mixed oil blends
- Different room sprays I have
- Essential oils I have
- Essential oil mixes I have (that I ordered directly from the company, not custom mixed)
Several of these sections take up several pages. I also left additional pages between each section to allow for growth. You can also include where each item is located, if you like. I am not quite that organized, but I might add it later.
Another thing you can add in here is an index of your journals, books of shadows, or grimoires. If you are like me, you have many of them. This is something I am planning on doing soon, because I have room in the index journal for this. I am planning a page where I basically list out all of the grimoires I have, and then on the consecutive pages I will have the name of the grimoire or a description of what it looks like, and then a basic table of contents of everything that is in that grimoire.
For an example of what I have done so far, see below. This isn’t everything, just a few pages from my index journal!
Something to keep in mind for new witches: I have been doing this a long time. A lot of this is stuff I have collected over the years, or use on a regular basis in my own craft. None of this is needed. Only yourself and intent!
I hope this helps some of you!