if your new i wouldn't suggest starting out with spells. also while basic spells require less effort i'd suggest yu put as much effort as you can in your spells because you get what you put into the spell. again if your new i suggest you start studying and reading up on it before diving into spells right away cause the more you know the less likely you'll mess .
Re: Basic Magic
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Mar 20, 2014
Post # 4
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
Most informative! Thank you for the suggestions Lark! I have been working on breathing techniques and meditation as well. I have realized that my previous attempts at even the most basic of spells was not due to lack of belief, rather lack of focus, and yes, not-so-good-intent. I will read as much as I can of your suggestions. Hope to soon be able to get the ball rolling :)