I'm pretty new to this, and I do have some questions.
-What can I use a pentagram for, and how do I use one?
-How do I compose my own spell? This might come necessary later.
-What are some basic supplies to have? Even though many of these spells work when ingredients are substituted for psionics constructs, I desire the genuine feel of magick.
Writing your own spells is fairly simple. Decide what it is you truly want to accomplish (within reason lol) find tools/representations of that desire (if you feel you need them) and decide what is the best way to project that desire. Some like to use chants, herbs, candle meditations, bindings etc. Whatever helps you to focus on your intent and visualize the outcome. As for basic supplies, it depends on what you want to do. Personally I would suggest some white candles because they can be used to substitute others, A notebook to write down anything you wish to remember later, and most importantly a good sense of humor because you'll need one if you frequent this site :)