The Initiate

by Box of Shadows
Welcome to Box of Shadows; a "Wicca-inspired", subscription for seekers new to a pagan path!

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Welcome to Box of Shadows, a spiritually eclectic subscription box inspired by the Universe & earth's natural rhythms! Created with those new to a pagan path in mind. This box features essential supplies, altar decor, introductory books, and basic rituals. Contents are tailored to new Seekers, to help create & maintain a unique practice.

  • Never run out of basic supplies like candles, sage, and incense!
  • Curated to help new witches create & maintain a unique & consistent practice.
  • What you can expect: herbs, gemstones, jewelry, altar decor, pagan & metaphysical books, and more!
  • A resource that focuses on the ever-important path to continued growth, over outward aesthetics.
  • All subscription payments are final after 24 hours of subscription renewal or purchase.

Customer Questions (76)


Q: do the boxes often feature white sage? :(Asked by Emma H., June 2021

Box of Shadows answered...June 2021

As a metaphysical business, we are well aware of the closed practice of smudging and how the overharvesting of white sage has impacted indigenous peoples and the environment. The smoke cleansing bundles we offer are sourced from a well-vetted, local distributor. As our Circle grows, we've ensured that all of the herbs we offer are sourced ethically and have even gone as far as breaking relationships with vendors who are not transparent about their product's source. To further support sustainability, we only offer herbal bundles quarterly (January, April, & September).


Q: Merry Meet! I am looking for a subscription box that is vegan and animal cruelty free. I have ordered several boxes without asking, and have been saddened that both used animal products. Would just like to be sure before I buy this time.Asked by Thia K., June 2019

Box of Shadows answered...June 2019

Merry Meet Thia! We carefully select items that are cruelty-free and
eco-friendly whenever possible. Very rarely do we include items made with
animal by-products.

If you want to go beyond spiritual boxes: Take a look at Earthlove. There's an eclectic mix of products, a book each box (quarterly) several of which have concentrated on animal issues, and a choice of vegan or beegan (the only animal products come from bees - honey or beeswax).

by Jane W., June 2020

You can request that no animal products be used in your bos. when you order, you can email or contact them and say that you do not want any animal products in the box. Their customer service team is very accomodating.

by Steph H., June 2019


Q: Why dont you answer emails BEGGING for your help! please help me with my MISTAKE orderAsked by Julie G., May 2021

Box of Shadows answered...May 2021

Hi Julie! We appreciate your patience and are happy to see this matter has been settled. We typically respond to messages within 24 hours.


Q: Hi, I'm a secret witch, is there a possibility to get this box but have the outside cover be discreet?Asked by Oriyan Y., July 2020

Box of Shadows answered...July 2020

Greetings! All of our subscription boxes arrive discreetly packaged inside a USPS Flat Rate envelope for our Circle Member's privacy.

Reviews (609)

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Nice box

Apr 26, 2019
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Jessica W.
1 Review
1 Picture
33 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

I've been a practicing witch for 26 years, so I've seen, heard, read or done most stuff. This box was a nice collection of items that actually ended up being very fitting for my current situation at home. It was nice to get some new energy flowing, and I got a book I've never heard of, so that makes me happy too!

Varied and interesting items

Jul 12, 2020
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Joanne C.
5 Reviews
3 Pictures
6 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

Update: Nov 2020
I cannot say enough good things about the Priestess level of Box of Shadows. It's informing and supporting my magical and pagan practice. I couldn't afford to continue all the subscription boxes I had, but I kept this one. It's that good. It fills both my self-care and spiritual needs.
I subscribed to the Priestess Box, and I have to say I am surprised each time. I love it. From the well-written newsletter that includes lore, rituals, spells, and sometimes recipes, to the beautiful and interesting variations of incense and useful objects. I am never disappointed, and always learning.

Box of Shadows said...Jul 14, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience, Joanne. We hope to remain a part of your practice. Blessed Be!

The best box!

Nov 14, 2020
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Erin L.
1 Review
3 Pictures
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

I bought my first box and i absolutely love it. The products were amazing. I will definitely be getting more!! There was a great assortment of goodies in the box, all of it was stuff I didnt already have in my collection yet.

Yule (Priestess) Box

Dec 18, 2020
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Constance C.
1 Review
1 Picture
Subscribed for 7 months

I thought the Yule box was nice. I really love the Garnet obelisk as it is my birthstone. The Yule candle and jasmine incense smell really nice as does the cedar cleansing bundle. The only complaint I have about how this box was curated is that it has 2 incense holders which I really don’t need anymore of. The only other problem that I have is that the post says it was sent on 12/7 as priority mail 2 day. I just received my box today which is 12/17.

Box of Shadows said...Dec 18, 2020

Thanks for your feedback, Constance! Unfortunately, there isn't much we can do regarding delivery once a package is in the hands of USPS. Due to the current health crisis, many shipping platforms, including USPS, are experiencing delays. We appreciate your patience with this matter. Thank you for being a part of Box of Shadows.

Reported to BBB

Nov 20, 2018
Verified Purchase
Katie J.
1 Review
8 Helpful
Subscribed for 13 days

So now this company saying I threatened them. I demanded a refund. Sure their policy states no refunds but I didn’t think I would pay $45 for nothing but cheap stuff. What a joke. It’s funny how all their recent reviews are from unsatisfied customers. Karma will get them. Hope they go out of buisiness. Anyone scamming people like this company should be ashamed of themselves. I will not stop warning others


Nov 19, 2018
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Valerie T.
7 Reviews
12 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

This month's box was pitiful. All the products were cheap and there were not very many. I will be cancelling my subscription.

Box of Shadows said...Nov 19, 2018

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your November box. The products in our boxes typically exceed the price of the box itself. Our team works hard to provide a consistent experience each month; from the carefully selected items to all the information included in our Seeker's Guide. Cleary, we've missed the mark with you this time. We hope we have the opportunity to make it up to you in the future.

Very disappointed

Mar 14, 2020
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Ashley T.
3 Reviews
6 Helpful
Subscribed for 16 days

I was very disappointed that's all I can say about this box just absolutely disappointing

Box of Shadows said...Mar 17, 2020

We're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your March box. It seems we've missed the mark with you this time but we hope to have the opportunity to make it up to you next month. If you have any specific notes on how we can improve going forward, please feel free to reach out to us directly.

The Initiate arrived dec 9 2018

Dec 10, 2018
Verified Purchase
Alexandria G.
3 Reviews
7 Helpful
Subscribed for 27 days

This is my first box opening of The Initiate Box. It arrived on time and everything was intact. The cost compared to other similar companies is amazing as well as I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of items I received for only paying $25. I received an amazing smelling smudge stick, a candle votive, a pendulum, a garnet bracelet as well as an awesome looking alter box and some frankincense incense cones. Everything smells so good, I am beyond pleased and will be looking into other boxes this company has to offer.

Best ever

Nov 23, 2018
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Julie H.
1 Review
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

I was really excited to get my first box!! When it arrived and I opened it the bottle of oil was broken. I emailed and stated that although the bottle was broken I love the way the oil smells.
I got a quick response and an apology. I've NEVER had customer service this great and quick.
I appreciate you immensely!! I am a forever customer

Don't waste your money

Mar 18, 2020
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Jordan R.
1 Review
6 Helpful
Subscribed for 4 months

Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed. My favorite part of the box was the Modern Magick candle, but everything else was cheap and I could've purchase it for far less than the box total. I'm supposed to be getting my second box soon but I just received an email saying that my order should never have been gone through because they were already at their capacity for orders, which makes no sense because I already received one of my three boxes. They gave me a 40% coupon for my next renewal, even though I already placed a review saying I wouldn't renew so that was also a slap in the face.

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Orders placed today ship by January 15
Following boxes ship by the 10th of each month.
Renews monthly on the 15th
To get the current month's box, orders must be placed by the 4th of that month. All boxes are shipped by the 10th.
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