Hello there and welcome to Spells of Magic (SoM),
To answer you questions, you don't necessarly need stuff to cast a spell all you really need, is to be able to meditate frequently (this is to help you focus). Also will need to be able to visualize things. Remember magick can do many things, but it can not change your form (which means you can not change you DNA). Also I hope you know that magick you can not expect fast results nor on your journey to find your path. Many people come to this site expecting fast results on stuff, but they are disappionted fast, because magick will takes as long as it needs.