define "force" spells, anything with kinetic energy for the most part is fantasy magic purely debunked on how physics works. as for starting off in general, it depends on your beliefs, practices, culture path creed or what ever neutral word sounds sweet to your ears.
I recommend grounding yourself in logic and reason and deciding types of practices you do not want to associate yourself with as It is easier I find to have dislikes than likes. from there you can narrow down your research, formulate goals and further break down said goals into stepping stones.
serious study can be a troublesome cobblestone road, however if you are dedicated and keep an open mind, your occult studies will be fruitful and beneficial to you. Hope that assisted