Hello again, newcomers:
I'm sure that you have seen the large SoM spell tab at the top of the website. I wanted to give some general advice on how to approach this spell page.
Yes, there is a large selection of spells. Please note that anyone from anywhere can post a post on the site. That being said, sections like the Fantasy and Trick spells will hold a majority of fluff work. I personally do not recommend looking at those types of sections if you are looking for a spell or ritual to cast because the majority of spells in those sections are fluffy and fictional.
If you are looking at spells on the site as an example of how to write your own spell, always look at the bottom of the page for the stars. Always find a spell with a five star rating as a writing example. Typically, these spells posted were genuinely written by an SoM member for public use.
If you are looking for a spell to use for your own use, be cautious. This is the Internet. No one knows what the writer's true intention was for writing and posting the spell on the site. If a required ingredient, chant, or action makes you feel awkward or uncomfortable, then that is a positive sign not to follow through on borrowing that spell. In fact, it is always better to write your own spells. It allows you to get creative and to create a spell by your own personal power and will. That is how magick is born; by your own power and will. Again, if you do decide to borrow a spell, please be cautious when choosing one out.
On a last note, if you ever are on a certain spell page and you have a question about the writer's work, drop them a message. Or, feel free to ask a moderator if the writer hasn't been active in years. This can help you on your personal journey to learn more about magick.
I hope this advice was helpful. Please don't hesitate to leave feedback, questions, or comments! :)