Akila, there are numerous basics threads on the forums. Often they provide for you a starting point as to what you should research or begin exploring.
However, if these concepts are difficult for you, I recommend what I recommend to anyone new to magical practice. Explore the traditions. Look up Wicca, Paganism, the Occult. Look up the Golden Dawn, Aleister Crowley, Anton LeVay, etc. Look up Druidry, look up Asatru. Explore Shinto and Buddhism and the Tao.
Learn these traditions from around the world are, and perhaps discover the truths of how they mingle. Perhaps one will represent what you believe more than others. Study that further, and you will learn the "basics" as you go."