Hello PaigeC, welcome to Spells of Magic, if you are truely interested in magick, you will have a great time here, if not, you could have some bumpy roads, but all in all, I like to think this site is very knowledge based, if you make a mistake, you will be helped in correcting the mistake, sometimes, the way things are frazed it sounds like people are bashing your beliefs, but that is not always the case, it's just constructive critism. Now that I gave you a little advice, I can help you around the site, now, you might want to get to know the site's rules and regulations.
After that you can dive into learning/practicing the basics, the basics will help you gain the knowledge needed to learn about real magick, understand the "behind the scenes" of magick. It's not like what you see on television or in fiction books, it's more subtle. You can find two very good forum threads in the "Gernal Info" section of the Forums, they are called "The Basics: Expanded" and "Starting Out". The rest is pretty much what interests you, you can find a lot of information around the site, not all realistic, not all false. If you have a feeling something isn't right or false, but want to make sure, questions are always welcome. You can check the FAQs as well to see if they have an answer or you can ask them a question.