Welcome to SoM :) I hope you find what you are looking for...if you have any questions you may ask me.
You can also go onto the "Articles" tab and read the "SoM Survival Guide" it will tell you how to survive this site. You should also read the "Live Chat Rules" they are also pretty much the rules of the site.
"Newbie Central" which is located on the "Home" page. Will have some of the basic things you need to know about this site. Also know that not every spell on this site is real...this will have to be a learning process for you to learn how to figure real from fake.
Most of the non-real spells have been placed in a category know as "Fantasy", but sense they can't find and keep track of all the spells, there will be spells that arn't real inside the other categories.
Keeping up your knowledge meaning, read, ask questions, practice..ect. Remember spells and or rituals will not work instantly (depending the spell) but most to all don't work instantly..Some spells will take a full moon cycle or more. You can't expect a spell to go *Poof* and work after you say it..this isn't "Charmed" or "Harry Potter".