I've been studying and practicing magic for over a decade. I am an eclectic, Kemetic practitioner. My deity is Bast. I have also recently started looking into/working with Anubis. I am slightly sensitive and have quite my share of ghostly visitors and encounters.
My Studies & Practices
~Before working with magic or spell casting there are some key things you may wish to study:
Please keep in mind that depending on who you talk to the basics can and often do differ. The above list are the basics that I studied when I first started practicing. You can add to this list or take subjects from it depending on your interests or what you feel you need or don't need to learn. However, I suggest studying all of them because you may very well need to know them in the future.
Also, a few beginners books that I would recommend are:
Now then, the books by Scott Cunningham might have Wicca in the titles, but they are quite useful to anyone new to the craft, in my opinion. They contain info on correspondences (colors,days of the week, etc), Sabbat dates, visualization, circle casting, meditation, etc.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest . - Confucius
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order . - John Burroughs
Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature . - Lynn Holland