what is the difference between a Grimoire and a book of Shadows? I thought they were the same.?

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Is a BOS, for notations, like rites, rituals, and a Grimoire, for spells? Can someone clarify? i know,I know, you are all probably tired of all my seemingly silly questions, but in most books, sites, i have read, the name of Grimoire is only used once, on a site i have seen. The rest calls it a BOS. are they really that diffrent? The reason for my many questions,is simple,I can’t find these answers in the books, sites, i have read. Please bear with me as I learn, as some (who shall remain nameless,for i do not wish to embarrass them,) have answered my many questions with grace with their many years of knowledge in a religion I am just beginning to understand.

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  1. A grimoire is a general term used to describe a manual of black magic.
    The Book of Shadows is a collection of magical and religious texts of Wicca and other Neopagan witchcraft traditions, containing the core rituals, magical practices, ethics and philosophy of a Wiccan or other tradition.
    The BOS is a type of grimoire.

  2. A grimoire is a book about magical practices. A BOS is a book about your spiritual path and beliefs.
    In the example of Wicca – your BOS might include your views on your deities, celebration of the sabbats, your coven’s rules and practices, AND a grimoire that includes your spellwork, herbal lore, etc.

  3. A grimoire (IPA /gr??mw?r/) is a textbook of magic. Books of this genre, typically giving instructions for invoking angels or demons, performing divination and gaining magical powers, have circulated throughout Europe since the Middle Ages.
    The Book of Shadows is a collection of magical and religious texts of Wicca and other Neopagan witchcraft traditions, containing the core rituals, magical practices, ethics and philosophy of a Wiccan or other tradition. In Wicca, it is normally copied by hand from the book of one’s initiating High Priestess or Priest, who copied theirs from their initiator. In modern Eclectic Wiccan terminology, however, a Book of Shadows is a personal magical journal rather than a traditional text.
    Within traditional lineaged forms of Wicca there are a number of versions of the Book of Shadows, their contents varying to a greater or lesser degree from the early versions belonging to Gerald Gardner, who first popularised Wicca. While Gardner seems to have originally treated the book as a personal journal, it has come to be considered a religious text in most traditions

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