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A Page from the Book of Shadows

I do not normally create two versions of the same work but I simply could not decide between them I like them both for very different reasons

You can see Version Two HERE

The Book of Shadows
The Book of Shadows is a book containing religious texts and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca. Originating within the Gardnerian tradition of the Craft.
The concept of the Book of Shadows was then adopted by other Wiccan traditions, such as Alexandrianism and Mohsianism, and with the rise of books teaching people how to begin following Wicca in the 1970s onward, the idea of the Book of Shadows was then further propagated amongst solitary practitioners unconnected to earlier traditions.

The words of the spell :-

Fire fire burning bright
Turn my darkness into light
Take away my bad luck ill
Bring me nothing but good will
Bad luck came and stayed too long
Be gone forever be gone be gone
With this fire burning bright
Bring me good luck bring me light
So mote it be.

Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4

Also used

1 x old scroll spell created by me ( see description below )
1 x very old and rusty paraffin lamp
Zippo lighter fuel
Dried rose petals
Paraffin ( For the lamp )
Balck Sand ( This aids the paraffin to burn longer )
Imagination

The creation of the spell scrolls

These actually took days to make I needed to create a few different ones with different designs to them as I was unsure what would look best when shoot.
The designs were printed out and then a large amount of tea was drunk to supply the tea bags that I used to age the paper once this was done and the paper was dry I then set about burning the edges away trying desperately not to completely set fire to either the scroll , me or anything else for that matter! I then used fake blood to create a more sombre element I used my hand and a pentacle….

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dbailey, pagan, spell, wiccan, witch, witchcraft, fire, firestarter, magic, incantation, book, shadows, book of shadows

I am a Photographer and Photographic artist based in Surrey in the UK my inspirations can and do come from anywhere from 17th century artists such as Cotan to other members of the Redbubble community.

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Comments

  • John  Kapusta
    John Kapusta9 months ago

    Errie look to it and very nicely

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage9 months ago

  • Evita
    Evita9 months ago

    Beautiful work!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Art Of Still Life ~ FEATURE GALLERY ~ October 17th, 2013

  • Thank you for choosing my work to feature in the group

    – Darren Bailey LRPS

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies9 months ago

    Interesting and unique still life, congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you , It took quite some time to set up took days to make the ancient script :)

    – Darren Bailey LRPS

  • Perggals© - Stacey Turner
    Perggals© - St...9 months ago


    23/10/13

  • Thank you for choosing my work to feature in the group :)

    – Darren Bailey LRPS

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