well in this section there is a number of pinned threads you should read to help you get started.
what exactly are you studying [please don't say 'everything' or 'magick' or a blanket statement. please try and be specific so we can help you better] there are many good books, articles, videos, and forums that can help you. [we just don't want to give you a bunch of information on voodoo when you're interested in Norse pantheons or something] regarding books, you might wish to pick up The Witches Bible by Janet and Stuart Farrar, it's very detailed and highly regarded, it would be a good book the help you get started. [but again, let us know if there's a specific path that interests you]
Re: Tips for beginner,pls
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Sep 22, 2016
Post # 3
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
"The Veil's Edge" by Willow Polson
"Modern Magick" by Donald Michael Kraig
And the following links in this thread will also help you learn the basic skills necessary for effective spellwork.
Re: Tips for beginner,pls
By: Lyconius Sep 30, 2016
Post # 4
I would recommend taking the time and thinking about the REAL reason you want to do magic. Reflect upon how you want magic to improve your life, what kind of witch you would like to be. Most people don't spend enough time on this step and just jump right on into the fire. The more time you take to reflect and study, the better your outcome is going to be later on. I have spent 11 years studying Wicca and the Craft, but only 2 years practicing. I'm not saying you need to wait that long, but trust me, Study first and practice later. It will help you stay organized physically AND spiritually. Many blessings to you and best of luck!