A Spell to keep your BOS (or any book) safe:
What you’ll need (*required):
-Ribbon or piece of fabric*
-BOS or whatever book you want to keep safe*
- White or black candle
-Protection Herbs (Cedar, Sage, Garlic, etc.)
Make sure your ribbon/fabric is long enough that you can cut it in half and have a piece long enough to be a necklace/bracelet/whatever. Before doing the spell, sleep with the whole ribbon under your pillow, or wear it on your person for at least a day (so it gets your energy).
There are two ways to do this second part. You can either do it quickly by passing the whole ribbon through smoking herbs, or place whole herbs and ribbon in a jar or container for a few days (I would choose the latter for more potency, but it’s up to you).
When the time comes to cut the ribbon, light your candle (if you’re using one) and focus on protective energy, say a chant, whatever your personal style is. You can even anoint each end of the whole ribbon with blood or saliva to give it an even more personal connection with you (if you’re comfortable doing so). Cut the ribbon in half, use one half as a bookmark in your BOS/book, and use the other half on your person (necklace, bracelet, keychain, in your purse or under your pillow).
Think of the term “cutting the cord” when women must sever their connection with their children. Your book is a part of you, but you can’t keep it with you at all times. This way you still have a slight connection with it even when you have to leave it at home/in your locker.
All this, of course, is just a suggestion. I’m sure it would work just as well to simply cut a ribbon in half and skip all the ritual stuff. I just like to give people options!
Edit: After rereading this, I realize it almost sounds like a horcrux spell.. that’s not what this is intended to be! It’s not attaching a piece of your soul to the book, it’s simply creating a spiritual tether to it, so it belongs to you and only you. Just wanted to make things clear!
(Image Source: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Ribbon-of-Thoughts-366364155)