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This was in the mid s. She took a poem from her childhood and created a chant that was part of a specific ritual. A man by the name of Aleister Crowley also put parts of his teachings in the current Books of Shadows.
More recent scholars of Wicca doubt the authenticity of these parts, however. It is believed by most that the rest of the book has ancient provenance and that aspects have been put together by more current witches to fill in that part of the book that did not carry forth into history.
There are two Books of Shadows used in Modern Wicca. There is a book of core rituals and spells that is copied from a superior witch to a novitiate.
There is also a coven book that is used by each coven and that differs from coven to coven. It contains material related to astrology, herbs and divination.
Covens often trade this information among one another. Readers may have heard of the book of shadows. What is that?
Much of the time it contains spells and the notes of a witch or warlock or other spell caster. These are books which are exciting but often useless if found by someone other than the one who wrote it.
Doreen Valiente claimed that this was because at the time, Gardner had not yet conceived of the idea, and only invented it after writing his novel.
In this edition, she claimed, was an advertisement for Gardner's novel, High Magic's Aid , which was opposite an article titled "The Book of Shadows" written by the palmist Mir Bashir.
The article in question was about an allegedly ancient Sanskrit divination manual which explained how to foretell things based upon the length of a person's shadow.
She maintained that "It was a good name, and it is a good name still, wherever Gardner found it". A leather bound manuscript written in Gardner's handwriting that was titled Ye Bok of Ye Art Magical was later found amongst his papers from the Museum after his death by Aidan Kelly  and was later obtained by Richard and Tamarra James of the Wiccan Church of Canada.
Some people have taken this as evidence that Gardner invented the idea of a Witches' Grimoire , perhaps sometime between when he finished his novel High Magic's Aid , and , and had named it Ye Bok of Ye Art Magical.
In , he had renamed it to the Book of Shadows , and soon began to make use of it with his Bricket Wood Coven. Adding weight to the evidence indicating Gardner invented the Book was that other Neo-pagan witches of the time, such as Robert Cochrane , never made use of such a book.
She noticed how much of the material in his Book of Shadows was taken not from ancient sources as Gardner had initially claimed, but from the works of the occultist Aleister Crowley , from Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches , from the Key of Solomon and also from the rituals of Freemasonry.
He also stated that "well, if you think you can do any better, go ahead",  and Valiente thought that she could, later stating that:.
I accepted the challenge and set out to rewrite the Book of Shadows, cutting out the Crowleyanity as much as I could and trying to bring it back to what I felt was, if not so elaborate as Crowley's phraseology, at least our own and in our own words.
Valiente rewrote much of it, cutting out a lot of sections that had come from Crowley whose negative reputation she feared , though retaining parts that originated with Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches , which she felt was genuine witchcraft practice.
Valiente dramatically rewrote sections such as the Charge of the Goddess and also wrote several poems for the book, such as The Witches Rune.
She also helped to create a poem to include the Wiccan Rede within it. Valiente also noticed that a chant in one ritual in the book was based upon the poem "A Tree Song" from Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling , which she had enjoyed as a child.
These eight lines are exactly the final stanza of "A Tree Song". This version of the ritual, written by both Gardner and Valiente, but containing sections adopted from various sources, such as Aleister Crowley , Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches , and even Rudyard Kipling , went on to become the traditional text for Gardnerian Wicca.
Although his own book had been put together with the help of Doreen Valiente and included material from a variety of modern sources, notably from Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches and the writings of Aleister Crowley it also included sections written in an antique or mock-antique style, including advice for witches brought to trial and tortured.
Gardner claimed that these sections were genuinely historical in origin, and that witches had not been allowed to write anything down until recently, to avoid incrimination; when at last Books of Shadows were allowed, the rituals and spells had to be written in a jumbled manner to prevent any non-initiate from using them.
It seems likely that Gardner told his three subsequent initiatory lines that the book should be copied word for word, and Wiccans descended from Eleanor Bone , Patricia Crowther and Monique Wilson have widely believed that the book was of ancient provenance.
There sometimes exists two Books of Shadows kept by more traditional Wiccans, one being a coven book of core rituals and practises which remains unchanged and from which new initiates copy, and the second, intended for personal use, which differs from witch to witch and contains magical material collected by the initiate, such as astrology , herbal lore , and information regarding divination.
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