Re: I'm new here
By: RhiSabelle / Novice Dec 09, 2014
Post # 2
As a beginner, you should be learning the basics first, and not spells. Spells come later. You see, there aren't really "easy" or "beginner" spells. They can be as intracate or as simple as you want them to be, but the spell really depends on you. That's one of the reasons it's best to write your own spells.
Anways, some things you should start on are:
Alignment of Energy
Centering & Balancing Energy
Raising & Sending Magical Energy
Charging & Empowering
Desire & Will
Casting the Circle
(This came from SoM Survival Guide:http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=1944&coven=1 ) I would suggest you look more at that link as it not only gives you a good run down of the basics, but it also tells you a bit more about the site.
I hope that was helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to mail me.
Re: I'm new here
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Dec 10, 2014
Post # 7
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