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The Basics????
Post # 1
Can anyone tell me what the basics are because my spells dont work and I started a thread and everyone told me to master the basics what are they or it
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Re: The Basics????
By: / Novice
Post # 2

I have a basic list of forum articles that could help you get started:

  • Starting Out:
  • The Basics Expanded:
  • Visualization:
  • Centering + Grounding:
  • How to write a spell:
  • Troubleshooting Spells:

Best of luck in your learning.

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Re: The Basics????
By: / Novice
Post # 3
This thread has been moved to General Info from Magic Items.
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Re: The Basics????
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 4

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 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.

Starting Out:

The Basics Expanded :


Grounding and Centering :

The Elements :

Magical Correspondences :

How to Write Your Own Spells - I just finished writing an article on the steps and thought processes of creating your own spells. You can read the article at

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Re: The Basics????
Post # 5
Thank you everyone it was a big help
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Re: The Basics????
By: / Novice
Post # 6

If may be best for you to make your own post on the topic so people can answer your question specifically but please be aware than your language should match that of the website, this is a place where there are many minors and your language is a little colourful for everyone.

You found 3 hearts drawn on your room door, I am not sure why you would jump to the conclusion that it was a spell rather than it being 3 small hearts that someone drew.

Is there any other reason why you would assume it was a spell?

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