Well if you don't know about magick it won't work. Study before casting. Helpful tip, magick is energy, if you don't charge the items with energy [you'll be able to feel it, you might feel a tingling, warmth, or you'll feel hyper] if you don't put in any energy, you're not casting a spell, just reading some words.
Poke around the site [specifically the pinned forums in General Information] you should find some information to help you get started. Good luck to you.