Here are my first Five Keys to the Magick Toolbox.
#1: A strong belief and knowledge that magick is real. My personal belief is that magick is an art and an experimental science, and as every artist knows, it's all about practice.
#2: Take time to get to know yourself, learn who you truly are. Likes, dislikes, and your limitations, as this is highly important.
#3: Create. Be creative. Yes it's always good to have a blueprint, a basic foundation, but still always make the working your own. Personalize your magick. With that in mind, always ask why. Asking why will help you to understand the function and nature of things around you, you are always your own best credit.
The numbers one through three, I call them the "Center Stones to Knowledge."
Now for the four magical words, Intuition, Desire, and Self-will, add that together and you have manifestation.
and by the way, that would be number four :)
Now my last key is (#5) Be watchful, magic operates within the greater laws of the universe. Always remember every action has a equal reaction. In ending I will say, do harm to no one. Do what thy will, under love is the whole of the law.
So-Mote Blessed Be