Can you help me start?

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Can you help me start?
Post # 1
I don't practice anything magic related-yet. I want to know where to start. I'm generally kinda calm but have a horrible anger, big on Greek myths, love cats, I have arthritis, live in southern Ontario, am an introvert, and 13 years old.can somebody tell me where to start? I've checked other places on this site, but none have helped. I don't understand HOW to gather the energy, please help.
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Re: Can you help me start?
Post # 2

Try these links:
Starting Out:

The Basics: Expanded:

Candle Color and Meaning:

Moon Phases:

If you're really wanting to go through with magick here are some books that are good to start out with:
Donald Michael Kraig's Modern Magick
Scott Cunningham's Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Raymond Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft
That should help you out a bit. Any questions, and I would be happy to help. If you're into starting on the Greek path, I would be more than happy to help you, since I myself, am a Hellene (someone who follows the Greek Gods and Goddesses)

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Re: Can you help me start?
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 3

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 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

"The Veil's Edge" by Willow Polson

"Modern Magick" by Donald Michael Kraig

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Re: Can you help me start?
Post # 4
gathering energy was one of the suggested ways to start on this site
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Re: Can you help me start?
By: / Novice
Post # 5

My favourite link:
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