How do I learn the basics of magic? I am a beginner I have done research to see who my ancestors was I have learned that some was very powerful witches in the Collins bloodline will my bloodline Cary on to me or do I have to start from scratch?
You're not going to just wake up one day and know about magic just because some of your ancestors were witches. You have to learn through reading or experience, just like everyone else. I'd recommend looking at the stickies posts in the General Info forum.
You can't just all of a sudden have magical powers, your bloodline can maybe help you though if you want to look into it and all!
I'd say search around for stuff that seems right to you, maybe check out some of the articles, try meditating some. I started off reading some books and learning about chakras if that helps!
Re: No Subject
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Mar 22, 2015
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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