First thing is first. You must know the basics. If I recall they are The basics Tools, Meditation, Visualization, Moon Phases, Colors, Days, Grounding, Shielding and Centering, Power Flow, Elements, Circle Casting, and Chakras. To find your element, you will have to meditate and see which element you are connected to. The elements are Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Spirit is the element that connects them all. And for black and white magick, that is simple based on intent.