By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Apr 09, 2016
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 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
Welcome to the site! Lark is right, though. If you don't know the basic mechanisms behind magic, then best case scenario you're just going to end up with a lot of wasted time and dud spells. Worst case scenario, you do something way wrong, and depending on the circumstance something negative could happen.
Take the advice; it would be wise not to jump straight into spell casting. I suggest reading about grounding, centering, cleansing, etc. first. Meditation is also good if you've never tried that before. However, if you're just looking to read about spells at this time, then that's awesome! Maybe let me know if you come across any outstanding ones? OwO
I ordered the books you recommended me from Amazon. I just couldnt afford it, but now it is on its way. Blessed be and thanks for the recommendation, i have read the history of occultism and wicca, satanism and all that. So i am ready to learn about Magick now ^^