Welcome to old SoM, Spells of Magic.com for referance. Here it is a striving magic community, and you'll find loads of activity on the site. Things contained are various spells in luck, to shamanism articles. Below are more tips.
First check out newbie central. To do this, click on home. Then click on newbie central. This will take you to the site, and show you basic ways around it.
Secondly go to FAQs. Go to home again, and click in Newbie central. After click besides it, on FAQs. This will teach you basic information and answer, normally your questions. If not fully, look around the forums. Thus this will range between, how to become a moderator, to editorship, to coven's.
Lastly go to chatter. If you would like to chat, which I think you would. Go to the chatter info, go to rules. If your new, and you try to type into the chatter, it will say agree to the rules. Click on this, and read the rules thoroughly! If you don't, you may be gagged, due to you other following them. (A gag is a ban on an account, you won't be able to message, chat, or post on the forums. BAsically yiu get this, by not abiding the rules!)
Also i suggest going to the coven area. Click on the ones you like, or vetter yet, read all of them. Apply to one you think would suite you. You probably will get accepted. This coven aspect is not needed, but, it will help you learn, and become guided quicker. But solitary is a good way to learn!