So I am pretty new to magic, and before I get started I would like to know more about magic. Is there a site or book that I could look at that would give me a deeper understanding of magic? That would be greatly appreciated!(Also some beginner advice and beginner spells would be greatly appreciated!)
Click on "Articles", then proceed to click "Coven" articles. I read the 4 and 5 star stuff, wrote notes, then did more research within the internet. I am still weeks in and continuing to learn, it is a total blast and very fascinating. Grab some pens and tons of paper and go at it.
Welcome to SoM! I think what you are looiking for are the basics, which are posted here in the forums. Read up on it and then ask questions if you want, someone is always online and willing to help! Blessed Be!
Re: Starting out
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Mar 11, 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