They used the world around them. They established connections with nature and got help from it. This is how they did magick.
Place your hand on a rock, or a tree, or the ground. Feel what it feels. Feel the vibrations as if you are the ground. Feel your body stretch a great distance. Be the Earth. You are the Earth. You have the power to make something true. What Do you want to be true? Do you want more money, love, what? Tell yourself its is true. Use your power and will to make it true.
Do this exercise regularly to establish a connection. Maybe you can even establish a strong enough connection, that you don't even have to do the exercise anymore, you can just do it in your mind. This is simple and short. Please mail me questions. Blessed be :)