Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A New Hand made book: progress of my Codex

Crafters! Welcome!
It is good to have you here.

What I am sharing with you today has me feeling very vulnerable and exposed.
A few months ago I showed something I had made for my self which was a rather awesome book.

I have started filling the book and it has become such an integral element in self care and Self discovery.
I became inspired by the idea of making this book after watching a video on Rocking your Grimoire by Molly Roberts who is a magic practitioner and witch among many other things. While I do not subscribe to the practice of magic and witchcraft as many do, I saw value and benefit to the collection and compilation of information that held meaning to me.
In the wiccan and magic circles this type of book would be termed a grimoire or book of shadows, which for me just did not fit. I have called mine The Codex. Being a book of information relating to me and for me.

So I give you The Codex.
There is a video link at the end of the post with a flip through.

In the book I have sections relating to different things I wanted to have record of. 

I have recorded information on my Altar and Zodiac as well as Essential oils, which are a big part of my life. There is also a section on my cat Delta.

I have recorded Plants and Flowers I like and why I like them.

I have found a great bonding with myself by creating this book. Anyone who knows me, will know how much I LOVE tech and the digital age we are living in but I love having a document, a handmade, handwritten BOOK which solely related to my spiritual beliefs, values and principles. It has substance and existence to me which make me feel those things with in my self. 

The flip through video. I do mistakenly call the Codex a Chronodex in the beginning which is something entirely different. Doing to many things at the same time. 

I have loved working in this book and I still have lots to add and change. And it will be an on going "work in progress".

If this inspires you to create your own Codex all about you so me what you create, I would love to see.  I know not everyone has the skills or time and materials to make their own book,
for you, I will be making up and adding blank books like this one to my Etsy store over the coming months. You can also order one by emailing me with some direction of what you would like. 

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