Welcome to SoM. =)
I would suggest first looking at a series of concepts and energy working fundementals that can be found in or used by any path, practice, tradition, and/or spirituality - the basics. There are plenty of threads in the forums that you can find if you search 'basics' in the search bar on the forums page. Also, be aware that the subtle influences the physical, it does not outright control it (you still need physical energy to do physical things).