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The Initiate

by Box of Shadows
Welcome to Box of Shadows; a nature 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.
  • Magic at your doorstep!

Customer Questions (76)

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Q: Am I billed every month or do I have to pay for the entire subscription all at once ?!Asked by Ashley R., October 2021

Box of Shadows answered...October 2021

Hi Ashley! This depends on the terms you select at checkout. Our month-to-month plans are billed monthly, and all other plans are prepaid.


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Q: When will boxes be back in stock? They are all sold out and would like to take advantage of 40% offAsked by Pamela S., October 2021

Box of Shadows answered...October 2021

Hi Pamela! All of our offerings are now available, and we are taking orders for the November box. We hope to see you in our Circle soon!


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Q: Everything shows sold out! :( when will you guys restock/have more openings?Asked by Carlie N., October 2021

Box of Shadows answered...October 2021

Hi Carlie! We will begin taking orders for the November boxes on October 5th, and we hope to see you in our Circle soon.


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Q: Can I just buy this box once and not do a subscriptionAsked by Makenzi W., September 2021

Box of Shadows answered...September 2021

Hi Makenzi! Yes, select month-to-month terms at checkout, and cancel before your renewal date. If you change your mind, you can reactivate the subscription at any time.

Reviews (619)

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Exactly what I needed

Jun 13, 2022
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Lauren S.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 12 days

I just got my first box this week I feel like it was exactly what I needed. Shipped out fast had literature explaining everything as well. I look forward to next months box

Box of Shadows said...Aug 16, 2022

Thank you for your kind words, Lauren. Blessed Be!

My favorite subscription box <3

Apr 15, 2022
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Ashley M.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 26 days

As someone who is coming into her craft in her early 30s, I've been looking for inspiration and ideas on how to further my knowledge. I figured a subscription box would be a great idea! I am over the moon that I chose to go with Box of Shadows Initiate's box. I especially love the monthly themes (April's being all about Beltane!) and the informational pamphlet that comes with the box that educates the receiver how they can use each item. I love the box so much, I decided to just go all the way and get the biggest box they offer. Don't shop around, this is the one for all your witchy needs!

Box of Shadows said...Apr 18, 2022

Thank you for your glowing review, Ashley! We are truly blessed to have you as a member of our Circle.

Terrible Customer Service

Apr 30, 2022
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Ladonna H.
1 Review
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 16 days

I accidentally ordered 2 weeks earlier than I wanted to, and I spent 5 days messaging the seller to get my money back cuz my account was overdrawn, and all they did was send me a link that didn't even work to their terms and conditions. This company processes you. They don't treat you like a human, so if you have questions or concerns don't even bother trying to message them cuz they're not gonna answer you, and if they do it's not going to make any sense, like you should see what they sent me, it's not even a full sentence.

Box of Shadows said...May 04, 2022

Hi LaDonna! We are so sorry to hear that your experience with our company has not met your expectations. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we are genuinely concerned that this wasn't demonstrated here. We understand your frustration and would love the opportunity to regain your trust. Our deepest apologies for any inconvenience we have caused you. Please let us know if you have any additional questions, concerns, or comments.

First Box

Jan 15, 2022
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Secret S.
2 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

I love the items I got. I would have liked to see a few more items. I like the monthly reflect card. The sample rituals are good too.

Box of Shadows said...Jan 16, 2022

Thanks for your feedback & welcome to the Circle!

No shipment....seller unresponsive

Feb 06, 2022
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Alexis J.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

I wish I could leave a decent review but I prepaid for 6 shipments and they can't even get me 1. I have reached out to the seller and they don't respond. I don't know what else to do but at this point I feel like I'm out nearly $200 and the seller shows no intention of making it right :(

Box of Shadows said...Feb 11, 2022

Hi Alexis! Your January package was returned to us due to an incorrect address but hasn't yet reached our warehouse. In these cases, we typically reach out to the member to reship, but it looks like Cratejoy has already taken care of your issue. Your February box shipped as scheduled and is still in transit. We ask that you keep an eye on your tracking for its delivery. Please understand that once packages are in the hands of the carrier, delivery is out of our hands, but we are happy to replace/reship any missing packages.

Perfect for beginners!

Nov 24, 2021
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Tasha M.
4 Reviews
3 Pictures
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

This was my first box and it was perfect for a beginner like me. Everything was perfectly packed for shipping and it arrived quickly. Products are great...can't wait for my next box!

Box of Shadows said...Jan 16, 2022

We are so thrilled to hear that, Tasha! Thank you for being a part of Box of Shadows.

great box+craft level appropriate

Dec 05, 2021
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Sera H.
2 Reviews
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

i think between ordering the initiate abd getting it, myy craft went up a level. gre3at box though.
ps. how do I move up a level

Box of Shadows said...Jan 16, 2022

Thanks for your feedback, Sera. Manage your subscriptions from the "My Subscriptions" page of your account. Hope this helps!

Great 👍🏽

Oct 03, 2021
Verified Purchase
Janiel H.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

I am very happy with this monthly box! I am so excited to see what each month brings! Definitely recommend it!

Box of Shadows said...Jan 16, 2022

Thanks for your glowing feedback. We are thrilled to have you be a part of our Circle!

Maybe try a higher tier 🤷🏽‍♀️

Nov 14, 2021
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Julissa R.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

The items in the box seemed random and just thrown in. There was no description of what I received, I did reach out to see if it was a fluke but it’s been a few days and I haven’t received a response.
I honestly could have bought everything in my box for cheaper than what I paid for the box. That is not an exaggeration I looked up the items that had a brand name and had to bring the crystal to a store to help me determine what it was. I paid close to $40 for about $20 worth of product.
There are other subscription services on here like Tamed Wild that cost less and give you more value, explain what you get and how to use it too. I really wanted to like this company and saved to get it but unfortunately I am really disappointed.
Disclaimer I bought the initiate box (I believe that's the name the cheapest one) so maybe the more expensive ones have better quality. I do feel that whichever tier you get should have the same level of care put into the box though especially when other are doing it for less but that's just my opinion. If you try them out I'd recommend a higher tier and hopefully you don't have the same experience that I did.

Box of Shadows said...Nov 15, 2021

Hi Julissa! We're very sorry to hear that this has been your experience with Box of Shadows. We actually do include a very detailed guide with each of our monthly offerings, so it's very disappointing that you didn't receive one with your first box. We understand that our curated boxes may not totally make sense without the guide. Our team will be following up with you directly to make sure you are sent one. Box of Shadows services pagans worldwide who do not have access to metaphysical stores, so we want to make sure each experience is an engaging one. Thank you for being part of our Circle.

Excited for it to come

Oct 05, 2021
Bianca S.
2 Reviews

Haven't gotten it yet but I'm already excited for how good it'll be.

Box of Shadows said...Oct 17, 2021

We're just as excited for you to see it!

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Past boxes from The Initiate

September 2022 - Seasonal Transformation

September 2022 - Seasonal Transformation

The Wheel of the Year is turning yet again! 🍁 The Autumnal Equinox, or Mabon, is a time of transition and harvest; a time of balance and realignment as we turn to honor the darkness. Before we plunge into the deep shadow work of Samhain, let us pause here, be present, and ground ourselves. As we pause in the momentary balance of the Equinox, we contemplate the transformation over to the winter season & honor the space between no longer and not yet.

August 2022 - Spirits of Autumn

August 2022 - Spirits of Autumn

Autumn, a season of creativity, reflection, & divination, is just on the horizon. The August box will guide Seekers beyond the veil. Encouraging the members of our Circle to recognize & examine the messages left by our ancestors and Spirit.

July 2022 - Late Summer Blessings

July 2022 - Late Summer Blessings

After the Summer Solstice, we begin looking forward to the first harvest festival of the year, Lammas. This is a time to give thanks for our reaped manifestations and celebrate the sun one last time before Autumn's darker, more contemplative days begin. Our July Box of Shadows will explore this solar harvest sabbat.

June 2022 - Midsummer Blessings

June 2022 - Midsummer Blessings

Litha is the longest day of the year; when our Sun reaches its highest point in our skies. Over millennia, many deities have been credited with the ability to make the Sun "stand still" in the sky. The June box will discuss how our ancestors expressed gratitude for all the blessings the light of the Sun provided & how to work with the energy of this day.

April 2022 - Growth By Fire

April 2022 - Growth By Fire

Beltane, the cross-quarter fire festival, takes place directly between the Spring and Summer Equinoxes and opposite Samhain on the Witches’ calendar. This sabbat presents an opportunity to spark the flames of passion and put into action all those plans we’ve been making since the new year. Out of the ashes of the past, we find new insights and possibilities.

March 2022 - Sowing Prosperity

March 2022 - Sowing Prosperity

While we wait for the last of winter's frost to yield, new seedlings sit in our windowsill, anxious to grow and thrive. This is an exciting time of the year! Nothing compares to the feeling of planting seeds of manifestation and nurturing them into fruition. In the March Box of Shadows, we will discuss the mysticism behind sowing seeds of all kinds into our lives and learn how to nurture our dreams into fruition. ✨

February 2022 - Intentional Love

February 2022 - Intentional Love

February’s Box of Shadows is all about matters of the heart. Circle Members will study the many different types of love and the folklore, magic, & ethics surrounding this most sought-after work.

January 2022 - Awakening the Light

January 2022 - Awakening the Light

a·wak·en·ing: a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness. Usually occurring when we have literally, "woken" our minds & spirits from an unconscious slumber. As we enter this new calendar year, welcome back the light, and look towards Imbolc, we will explore re-awakening parts of ourselves that may have gone dormant during the cold of winter and rekindling them just in time for the next turn of the Wheel.

December 2021 - Season of Light

December 2021 - Season of Light

Yule, which takes place every year on the winter solstice, is the year's shortest day. Though Yule marks the official beginning of winter, it is also when the days begin to grow longer. Many traditions consider this time to be the rebirth of the sun and a celebration of light, a time for reflection, resolution, and renewal. The December box will guide our Circle members through this season of light and show how light can be found even when times are the darkest.

November - Realizing Your Power

November - Realizing Your Power

Paganism attracts many because of its hands-on approach to self-transformation. Once we have the tools & learn to recognize the synchronicities, manifestation comes easy. Mastering the art of taking our lives into our own hands is a fundamental part of the spiritual journey. November's box seeks to teach members to recognize synchronicity, trust intuition, and create rituals that work.


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