Hi, I just started studying magic, and I'm a bit lost cause some website tell me to practice cause magic is like learning to cook and other websites tell me to study study study. What should I do to reach my full potential?
Re: Beginner spells
By: ZeusUniverse / Beginner Jun 18, 2014
Post # 2
Well first off, if you are just starting to learn about magic(k), you shouldn't look for spells, you should learn the "basics" in magick, this mean you should learn;
Centering and Grounding.
and much more.
You must practice, magic(k) isn't just 5 seconds of learning, it's a constant learning experience, magic(k) is also mostly reading, please do not watch a movie and expect to learn about magick that way. There are a lot of books out there on this subject, but there are also a lot of books that do not really show real magick.
Re: Beginner spells
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Jun 18, 2014
Post # 3
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
To add on to,chocoirene's post, you can go,to www.llewellyn.com to check out they're variety of books. If their prices are out of budget either save up for the book or you can go on eBay to look up the same book for a price in budget. On eBay the books won't, all, be new but it's still worth it.