Re: I need some tips
By: IrisMoon / Beginner Feb 17, 2016
Post # 2
Learning to focus your energy better comes from meditation and practice. As for which spells to start with? None. Start by learning about spellcraft practices before doing any. Learn all you can. Your local library might even have some books on witchcraft to get you started. If you are looking online for sources, use your common sense and only creditable sites.
Re: I need some tips
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Feb 17, 2016
Post # 4
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
A lot of people think that some things are impossible, even with magic. And most people think magic itself is impossible. Learning the basics is a good idea, but with enough determination and belief, spells can make a lot of things come true. Well, if your spell is good. One cannot become a werewolf just by saying "make me a werewolf" and pointing a quartz rod at your arm. The more impossible a spell seems, the more you need to believe in it. Anybody with a basic understanding of magic can do a general luck spell with generally okay results. If you want to fly, you're going to need to work hard at perfecting a very powerful spell. The one thing I think spells are unable to do? Make the fictional real. If you want a spell that will make you a glimmering, shimmering Twilight vampire, tough luck. The vampire you get might be a lot different than you thought. Best idea? If you haven't seen it, think twice before becoming it. If you can, see if you can shift back and forth. If it's impossible, maybe reconsider the fairy thing. And don't come crying to me when you can't summon a Pokemon. Most of the spells in Fantasy should be modified by you to match what is needed by you. If you're trying to call a dragon, and you can't get your hands on the herb you need, try gathering some power herbs and using a crystal rod as a beam to send out energy and call a dragon? Remember, no spell is imaginary unless its focus is imaginary, and remember to use your imagination. And if a spell won't work for you, make your own! Believe in your own special brand of magic! And one day you, too, can work magic in your life.