I am just starting to read the general info and learning about magik and myself, I also just purchased a mort and pedastal ( if I spelled that correctly). I need advice to get started. I liked alchemy to keep the mind, body, and soul healthy and happy.
As you're new, take your time studying the forums found here for a start. There many valuable and informative posts about any topic. Don't start with casting spells but form a whole image of magick in your mind, then you can practice.