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by: User310400 on Jul 15, 2014


I would like to personally welcome you to the path of paganism and the occult. I sincerely hope this guide will get you off to a successful start on your new journey, and will provide you with a complete understanding with what you need to know to get started in your path. But before we start, please keep in mind that there is a near infinite amount of knowledge available to you for your studies, and although I strive to provide you with all the knowledge I can, please refer to other sources before accepting any one person's ideas as fact. The Internet or your local library will be extraordinarily valuable in this regard. Try to rely on a variety of books and people when forming the basis of your knowledge, instead of a single book/person in particular.

This guide is designed to be an in depth introduction to what are commonly referred to as the basics. Each spiritual path will have its own set of basics and not everyone will agree with the basics I have chosen to write about in this guide. I view the basics as the topics that most people would agree to be the fundamental building blocks of many different practices. Please understand that the basics are not limited to what I write about in this guide, and this guide is my own personal interpretation of the basics to magick. Everything in this guide is done to represent, to the best of my ability, a general viewpoint on paganism and the occult. As a note, I do not consider spell work to be a basic to magick, but it has been included to benefit the majority of people who view this guide.

It is highly recommended to follow this guide in order if you dont already full know about each section. Each following section will build upon concepts touched upon in the previous section, and to fully understand how to complete some of the more complicated sections at the end, you will need to understand the founding sections in the beginning.

At the end of each section there is a suggested assignment. These are designed to give you a quick experience with each of the basics, and are something that I would recommend you complete as you read through this article. They are optional though, so feel free to disregard or adjust them to suit your needs. I also advise that after practicing each basic, you write a short description of how it felt, what happened, what worked and didnt work for you, etc. and keep it for your journal, Book of Shadows, or Grimoire.

This guide is under full copy write to Sinix O. All information used within this article was provided solely from Sinix and may not be reproduced in any way without proper consent. Please message Sinix if you would like to quote or feature any part of this article.

Table of Contents

  1. General Knowledge - 101
  2. Magick - 102
  3. Meditation - 103
  4. Visualization - 104
  5. Grounding & Centering - 105
  6. Energy Manipulation - 106
  7. Shielding - 107
  8. Circle Casting - 108
  9. Spell Work - 109