I am very much a newbie also im 28 now and will be 29 as of September 6th.. my interest in wicca started when i was 13.. i walked into chapters and picked up a scott cunningham book i have done spells in the past and practiced w/ candles visualizing, directing energy i found it fascinating i would spend 40 mins in a room w/ the light off and a candle of the appropriate color for my need and visualized images related to my need..i also did rites and spells by the ocean ..im getting back into it.. and trying to learn more so im excited !!Its a very interesting hobby to have... im still learning the basics also .. you should check out General Info. section and the introducing yourself forum .. have fun experimenting !!!