If you are new to this and do not know the basic or your history/religion (as in what is wicca, witchcraft, hoodo, voudou, or whatever magickal belief system you believe in or when people mention a certain religion) then I highly do not recommend you to do any magick. That is like saying a person is going to bake a cake when they have no experience whatsoever in the kitchen. It will likely end up being a disaster. So, do your hw and learn the basic as well research before jumping right in. It will help you a lot and it sure as hell do not make you look like a fool. Believe me I've been there done that not fun so do yourself a favor and start at the basic. It will get you so far.