Anyone ever done this for serious ritual reasons?
One of my spirit pals proposed it recently and I’m quite enthusiastic about the idea, I’ve used ordinary books before as boxes or even kind of like folding picture frames (when I was young we inherited a bunch of worm-damaged books that were falling to bits but had gorgeous covers) and that came out really well.
Now I’m thinking to make one into into a miniature shrine-type thing, carving out a large and heavy “holy” book, ritually desecrating the content I remove, making a box from some of the pages either using glue (like this) or making it from papier-mâché, with the removed pages mixed with relevant substances, so it becomes like a small closet, with the cover over-written with the sigil of the beastie it’s devoted to made from some kind of appropriately offensive mixture of pigments and modelling clay.
Small magnetic clasp to hold it shut, some kind of legs to prop it so it stands upright, lovely.
Going back to all the Abrahamic religions, as well as Atenism, the desecration of the shrines and idols of “the enemy” was a key rite, and books, the spreading of ideas, are how some religions propagate their stuff, so it’s probably magickally relevant - also I did get very good results, better than I expected in fact, using the “reversed and darkened afrin” from one of Ford’s books, and then also from doing various related stuff.
After my current angelic work, I’m thinking of making this my summer crafts project, it’ll take a while if I do it properly, I also have it in mind to mix ashes from some burnt pages (the most significant ones) into black wax and make a perverse version of Dee’s beeswax disk, with “satanic” (for want of a better word) symbols and sigils upon it…
But I won’t be doing this for a while, because I’m all full of angelic love and glory and wanting to be helpful, so I thought I’d share the idea for anyone interested!
Anyone got any thoughts or any relevant experiences?
(Erm, aside from “Do a reading first” of course!!)