As a matter of fact, witch cult or also known as witchcraft is a religion but not everyone is familiar with this fact. Yes, you read it right. Some people live it and practice it just like any religion, and this is called the Wicca religion. This originated in Southern England and made its way throughout the globe. This is considered modern paganism and was made popular by Gerald Gardner. Making Wicca a way of life necessitates having the Book of Shadows that shows how is it to be a Wiccan and this can be purchased from a Wicca store.
The Wicca religion has been linked with some theological positions. The conviction of the religion is that the believers have the choice on what path they want to take. This can be seen as a mystery religion as seen in the documented book that has collected information from all other witchcraft texts like the Aradia and the Gospel of the Witches. The purpose of the witchcraft books such as the Witch’s grimoires serve the same purpose because it tells how to do spells, rituals, religious poetry as well as chants such as Eko Eko Azarak.
The Book of Shadows can be purchased in a Wicca store. Before its release, Gardner wanted to make each book unique. This is done so that students will have a copy of a different content approach with their initiators or mentors. However, this was not pursued with the realization that changes can lose the real meaning of Wicca and learners might just be confused in the process. Similarly, the chants, rituals, poetries and spells may not be as effective if changes are to be made. Hence, all Book of Shadows written in the version of the high priestess Monique Wilson, are basically identical wherever it may be bought.
There have been many authors who adapted the Book of Shadows and made their own versions. However, any of the new books will never replace the original Book of Shadows. This book, as Gardner said, is a book of spells and is not a bible for the Wiccans. This is a form of sharing spells so that new witches can get started.