Re: First spell
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Jan 01, 2015
Post # 2
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
This is all great advice for you so far. However, I'd like to say that when one talks about the basics, meditation, words, and will seems to be the most important elements to know . The others are important, too. But th ed core of magick is being able to know how to clear the mind in order to use your will to bring about change.
Put their advice to heart. Then when you feel you are ready, take a day or two and figure out what kind of results you are looking for.
For example; My first spell was making an amulet with a friend. She wrote everything down and I went along. I lost track of everything and the amulet went on hurting me in the sense of headaches and neck problems that I never touched it for five years since the first week. After five years, when I got into contact with a goddess, I tried to reverse the spell and make it into an amulet for a friend. He gave me his permission to do so and it still works for him. We are five years later almost and so we need to do a recharge. He will do the same as I have done, reverse the spell I put on it, change it and give it to someone else for the next five years.
If you really want an easy spell, try writing one yourself. One you feel comfortable with before trying one of someone else. If you still need help or can't find the answer to what you want because your mind is clouded, may I suggest a good old fashioned protecting spell. It can work for your diary or your room, your car or anything you want to keep out of danger. I do suggest you do not start on yourself since the human body is fragile.
I do wish you the best of luck and please contact me for any help and or guidance.