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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Join the Circle!

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)


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.

They're lying, they don't answer in 24 hours and they don't help when they actually do reply

by Ladonna H., April 2022


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.

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Exactly what I needed

Jun 13, 2022
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Lauren S.
1 Review
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

My favorite subscription box <3

Apr 15, 2022
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Ashley M.
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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.

Perfect for beginners!

Nov 24, 2021
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Tasha M.
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1 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.

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!

Great 👍🏽

Oct 03, 2021
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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!

Restoring my natural self.

Jul 16, 2021
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Michelle P.
1 Review
Subscribed for 10 months

This year, to reconnect with my sense of spirituality that I'd given up on, my hubby bought me a Box of Shadows subscription. It is so nice to be getting back into practice and reconnecting with the natural world around me and every month I'm filled with joy getting a new box delivered and excited to see what it includes!

Box of Shadows said...Jul 16, 2021

It truly fills our hearts to hear that. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your practice, Michelle!

New Witch

Jul 16, 2021
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Kat A.
1 Review
Subscribed for 4 months

I am still gaining traction in my Craft and I love this box. The newsletter is always useful and the content is great. I’m excited each month to receive my next box. The herbs are great and I already use tools I’ve gotten all the time.

Box of Shadows said...Jul 16, 2021

We are so blessed to be a part of your practice, Kat. May this be just the beginning of a lifetime of growth. Blessed Be!


Jul 15, 2021
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Kylie W.
1 Review
Subscribed for 5 months

Absolutely amazing! I’ve been subscribed for two months now and I’ve loved everything that has come in the box!

Box of Shadows said...Jul 16, 2021

Welcome to the Circle, Kylie! We are so blessed to be a part of your practice.

Grade A+

Jul 15, 2021
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Karen R.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 year

I have thoroughly enjoyed every box I have gotten. I eapecially like the candles, incense and oils.

Box of Shadows said...Jul 16, 2021

Blessed Be, Karen! Thank you for welcoming Box of Shadows into your sacred space.

Loooovvveee it

Jul 14, 2021
Elise W.
1 Review

I absolutely love this box. I have gotten for over a year now and I will continue to buy it. It’s a pick me up that is welcome every month

Box of Shadows said...Jul 16, 2021

Thank you, Elise! We love hearing from the local members of our little coven!

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Past boxes from The Initiate

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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