Shop Tragic Beautiful's range of beautiful blank journals, perfect for starting your grimoire, sketching or even starting a dream diary. We have secure leather-bound tomes with high-quality paper so you can write down your ideas unhindered.
Our journals feature covers inspired by Gothic, Celtic, fantasy, witchy and Pagan imagery, with vegan varieties and even covers that secure with brass locks. You can find quirky journals from all of your favourite brands, including Nemesis Now, Killstar and Rogue & Wolf.
In addition to our blank journals, we also have a selection of grimoires written by prominent figures in the witchcraft community including Aleister Crowley and Scott Cunningham to provide you with inspiration when creating your own grimoire as well as an introduction to new spells and rituals.
Grimoire is a catch-all term that usually describes a book containing a collection of spells, rituals and instructions on how to construct magical objects which were historically written by demonologists and occultists.
A book of shadows is a grimoire specific to Wicca practitioners, written by witches themselves to record their own spells and rituals. It is a deeply personal item and there is no one set format on how to create one: some witches treat it as a record of their own developed spells, others treat it as a journal with a magical flair.
There's no one way to start a grimoire, so the options are endless! First, take a look at your end goal-what do you want out of a grimoire? Do you want to have a record of your favourite, tried and true spells and rituals? Do you want to create a diary of your dreams to interpret what they mean? Do you want something similar to a junk journal that's a mishmash of absolutely everything? No matter what, start by picking a journal that speaks to you-its an extension of yourself so get something that's as unique and practical as you!