Category: Book of Shadows

Welcome to the Black Grammalia

This Grimoire is a collection of traditions, spells, rituals, activities, recipes and more that we as a family have collected over the years. Our rituals focus on the Hearth and Home and tend to honor Hellenic deities. They may also be heavily flavored with ADF Druidry, as that’s the closest thing to organized religion we’ve had in a while and we find their liturgical calendar to be much more practical than most Hellenic options. Because we are the only Neo-Hellenic polytheist Kitchen Witch Druids we know, and because we enjoy practicing with our fellow Pagan friends and sometimes with our Christian friends, many of the rituals I have recorded here are somewhat generic in nature and should be easily adaptable. You will see shades of Wicca here because the Wiccan format is the most available and what most of our guests are comfortable with, but you won’t learn anything about Wicca here if that’s what you’re looking for. In fact and I’m sure you won’t find anything here that would be considered liturgically correct by… anybody.

A Burial Rite

The person who has passed may be cremated and presented for burial in a wooden or clay urn or the corpse may be wrapped in

Departing Ceremony

For this ritual, there may be an open coffin, or the deceased may be laid out on a bed or settee for viewing. This should

All Purpose Magnet Spell

Purpose- The purpose of the all-purpose magnet spell is to draw a specific type of energy to yourself or to an area. Timing- Anytime from

Child Naming Ceremony

A baby naming ceremony is, in many cultures, traditionally done when the baby is about a year old, though many people prefer to do it

Taking Out the Garbage

Lots of people hate the holidays. For me hate isn’t the right word. For me, the holidays are a struggle. And they are toxic. From

Little Rituals

Before I begin, I feel that perhaps some definitions are in order. When I refer to rituals, I refer to meaningful things done over and

Storytelling In The Hallows

What is The Hallows? It is that big collection of sacred days that happen at the end of October/ beginning of November. Also known as

Feast of Sacrifice

The Feast of Sacrifice celebrates the sacrifice that other living things- plant and animal- make so that we may live. An effigy is made out

The February Fast

Tomorrow is our February Eve celebration. It’s easy enough to call it Imbolc if you like because it’s similar. But a little different. Now I