|Book of Shadows (general)|
A tome filled with magical knowledge such as spells and potions
A Book of Shadows is a magical tome kept by good witches, containing spells, potions, information, past experiences, and general notes about magic. They serve as good counterparts to a Grimoire kept by evil witches. The most important and powerful book in existence is the Book of Shadows owned by the the Warren line. Begun by Melinda Warren during the late seventeenth century, the tome contains centuries worth of knowledge and is blessed with powerful magic.
As a rule, written by The Elders, Whitelighters are to have their charges keep their books in a sacred altar room, though Leo Wyatt did not apply the rule to the Charmed Ones, who mocked the concept.
Known Books of Shadows
- Book of Shadows of the Warren line
- Billie Jenkins's Book of Shadows
- Grams's Spellbook
- Aidel's Book of Shadows
Notes and Trivia
- Some good witches have a separate spell-book next to their Book of Shadows, like Penny Halliwell did.
- Grams's book contains a spell to freeze that was used in one of the episodes.
- An illusionary Book of Shadows appeared in the episode "Brain Drain".