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New! Need some help!
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Post # 1
I just joined this site today. And I have never even studied magic or anything like it before besides the paranormal. So I just wanted to get some advice and have a couple questions answered. I found this site it looked cool and I read a few spells. So I signed up but the thing is... I have no clue were to start. I have no info about common things i been seeing like colors, moon phases, the days, what's possible, what's not, or how to summon energy or what ever you do. So I need to know were to start.I also wanted to know what kind of spells are good for a beginning teen like me. And also what is a coven and why should I join one. Thanks if you could help me I would be extremely grateful.
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Re: New! Need some help!
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Post # 2
ok you dont really need to know any of them , the longer you just try some spells the more you will find out so dont worry so much because you will eventualy know everything , so my friend thats what you pretty much need to know break down on the whole thing , just look at some spells , try some that you like and keep doing it until it works and you should be fine
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Re: New! Need some help!
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Post # 3
actually spells are not something you should worry much about yet. You should really understand what it is that magick and being a witch or any path like it means. It is nothing to take lightly. This is a spiritual path and the spell weaving should be last. Unfortunately it attracts people and makes them feel that's what the path is. You have quite a bit to consider.
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Re: New! Need some help!
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Post # 4
Oh OK Thanks for the answers! Do you have any sites or forums that can help me understand what magic is and what being a witch is all about?
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Re: New! Need some help!
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Post # 5
you can go to articles and it has alot of info about what you are asking. To start i would do plenty of researching and reading. There are many paths that you can choose from (being dark,light, voodoo,etc...) It takes time but you will come to find alot of interesting things.
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Re: New! Need some help!
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Post # 6

Well, if you're serious about learning how to do magic and with starting from the rock-bottom then you don't start out by casting spells, you start out by learning how and why magic works.

You see, there is no such thing as an "easy" spell or a "beginner" spell. One either understands how magic works and has mastered the basics...in which case the magic will work..or you haven't done that sort of work..and no spell will work no matter how "easy" it seems.

Casting a successful spell involves much more than finding some spell on the internet or in a book, saying some words, lighting a candle, waving a wand of any of that sort of thing. In order for magic to work you need to understand how and why it works in the first place. Grounding and centering, visualization, focus and intent, energy manipulation, etc are all necessary first steps to even begin to have a chance at a spell actually working...and more importantly to prevent a spell from back-firing on you.

So, my advice for anyone who is truly serious is to start by reading a few books and practicing the exercises those books will give you. Once you have mastered the basics you won't need anyone to give you spells, you'll be able to create your own spells that will be far more effective than anything you find on the net. Here's the books I suggest:

"Before You Cast a Spell" by Carl McColman

"Spells and How They Work" by Janet and Stewart Farrar

"The Veil's Edge" by Willow Polson

"Modern Magick" by Donald Michael Kraig

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Re: New! Need some help!
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Post # 7
Hi and welcome to SOM, here are some starter links to assist you:
http://www.spellsofmagic.com/newbie_central.html
http://www.spellsofmagic.com/tips.html
http://www.spellsofmagic.com/interactive_faqs.html?question=SHOWALL
http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=1190&coven=245
http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=779&coven=108

Before you do anything like a spell or a ritual in witchcraft you must know how magick work and what is magick

Also I suggest that you have a look at these books
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunnigham
Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunnigham
The Truth About Witchcraft by Scott Cunnigham
Divination For Beginners by Scott Cunnigham
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