Writing your Grimoire/BOS book blessing and carrying out the blessing ritual is magical to say the least. The dedication bound you to the book; the blessing infuses the book with your magic. These are extremely important steps. Without them, your book is not magical bound to you. For my book blessing, I pulled inspiration from many sources. I work closely with Mother Earth and the elements, so I wanted to make sure I included them again. The blessing begin by presenting the book bless to Mother Earth and the Elements, calling upon them to witness the ritual and to provide their blessing while protecting the book from "eyes that pry and look." Below you will find my complete book blessing:
"By Mother Earth not yet forlorn,
and the howling wing that proceeds the storm.
By the Water that cleanses the soul,
and Fire that burns through ages untold.
By the gentle Earth from which we come,
This bless shan't be undone.
This precious Grimoire I do bless,
as the four elements will attest.
This blessing shall protect this book,
from curious eyes that pry and look.
Keep it safe from things that harm,
while I fill this book with knowledge and charms.
In the realm of magic this book shall reside,
no one but the chosen shall see what's inside.
By my will this I do wish,
as I seal it with a kiss.
For those of the Craft can truly see,
By my will so mote it be."
While writing this blessing I burned some white sage, a couple of candles, and had some quartz crystals sitting on the desk to aid in my blessing. I wrote the blessing into my book on the last full moon, a great time to bless and cleanse magical objects. I decorated the corners with peonies, one of my favorite flowers using acrylic paint. I am thrilled with how they turned out.
I'd love to see what you guys have produced for your blessing. Feel free to share in a comment below, on Facebook, or Instagram using #masteringyourgrimoire. I apologize again for being so far behind. Everything should be back to normal soon. Trying my best to catch up!