Beginner's Guide

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A guide for new members or for those new to the occult.


Welcome to the craft, and may you have an enlightened journey. This guide will hopefully get you well on your way and off to a successful start. If you have any questions, are always welcome to send me a message.


Spells of Magic

Navigating the site is fairly easy; and as you explore the tabs at the top of the page you will soon become accustomed to the format.


Fluffies or “Fluffs” are people who intentionally believe they can do unbelievable feats (teleportation, telekinesis, transformation, etc.) or claim to be something other than human (vampire, mermaid, fairy, werewolf, etc.), without being able to provide proof. Fluffies can also be known as trolls, which are people who spam the site either in the forums, chat or private message system. Fluffies can also refer to an annoying or troublesome person.


The Basics

Meditation is one of the best ways to regulate your body; as it balances your emotions, hormones, blood pressure, thoughts and much more. In magic, meditation is considered an extremely important basic, as it is the foundation for many magical workings. There are an infinite number of ways to meditate which is useful because meditation can be customized for each individual. One technique is to just close your eyes, and take a deep breath. Although it seems very simple, it can do wonders in your life and magic workings.


Visualization is essentially creating an image in your mind much like a daydream. This technique is useful when doing your magical workings because if you can visualize the outcome of what you desire (say getting a good grade on a test) then you will have a higher chance of fulfilling that desire. (Getting an A+) To improve this skill, meditate regularly, and try to visual something you know well, such as a toy or jewelry. Form a mental image in your mind of the object, each time going further and further into detail.


Grounding is an activity to balance your energy by removing excess, or replenishing, the energy in your body. Think of your body as a cup of water; as you do magical workings you drink/fill the cup. Grounding ensures that the water isn’t completely used or overflowing. To ground yourself, a good technique is to visualize your body as a tree; grow your roots deep into the ground and spread your leaves. As energy comes from both the ground and the sun, visualize it replenishing yourself and allowing you to grow.


Centering is, in my opinion, the second step to grounding. This activity allows you to take your personal energy and mold it into 1 constant flow of energy. Think of centering as bringing together many small streams to form a strong and powerful river. To center yourself, visualize a silhouette of your body, twisting and turning with energy. As you continue, visualize the energy being condensed into 1 place in your body (typically the navel). Then, whenever you need to draw from your power visualize the energy bursting out from where you stored it.


Casting Spells

Spells are essentially tools that can be used to direct energy into a specific outcome. (Such as getting an A+ on a test) However, some spells (many on this site) are destined to fail because they aim to accomplish outlandish goals. (Such as changing your DNA)



Sometimes it helps to forget about the spell so that you aren’t having second thoughts about the spell’s effectiveness.

  • You need to believe your spells are going to work. If you don’t believe, how can you achieve?
  • Use your resources. The more you practice and do the basics, the more effective your spell will be.
  • Put all of your emotion into the spell while visualizing the outcome you desire.


Why Spells Fail

  • You don’t believe you are able to cast the spell
  • You don’t believe the spell will work
  • You haven’t practiced the basics enough
  • You didn’t put quality effort into the spell
  • It was a fluffy spell


Writing Spells

Writing your own spell is actually quite easy. Get something to write on (can be electronic) and write these down:

  • What you desire the spell to do (The Title)
  • Your current emotions/intent
  • Any tools/ingredients you want to include
  • Any actions you want to include (Ex. Dancing)
  • Any words you want to say


When you are done, make it a more “formal” spell by cleaning it up a bit and adding anything else you desire. When you are done, try it out. Don’t be frustrated if it doesn’t work the first time, spells take practice. As a note, spells don’t have to rhyme or include items.



The wonderful about magic is that nothing is required. Although many craft practitioners prefer using tools, they are not a necessity to preform magic. Some practitioners never use tools; it all depends on personal preference.



As you’ve probably seen, some people add a “k” to magic when talking about it. This is to distinguish between stage magic (which is for entertainment) and magick, which is a practice. You can spell it either way you choose, its just personal preference. Secondly, magic is neither good, nor evil; neither black, nor white. Magic is determined based on the intent of the caster; one could easily use “white” magic to harm someone and use “black” magic to help someone. Thirdly, witches are not necessarily Wiccans. Witchcraft is a practice, while Wicca is a religion that incorporates the concepts of witchcraft.


Misconceptions about magick are actually quite common among newer members. Many people enter the craft, thinking that it can be used to easily mend all of the problem and difficulties in life. However, this is not the case, as magick requires years of devotion, practice, and studies. Furthermore, magick is energy, and can’t affect the universe on a “viewable” level. If you are seeking to change your physical appearance, to achieve amazing powers (such as telekinesis, levitation, flying, teleportation, transformation, etc.), or to change you species (such as become a vampire/werewolf/mermaid) then magick is not for you. Magick is intended for spiritual insight and awakening, not for your amusement.


The Chakras

The chakras are the 7 energy centers of the body. Each chakra supposedly attributes to a different aspect of your well-being; and when these chakras become unbalanced or blocked, they cause disturbances in your body. To open and balance these chakras, it is best to do chakra work. As that is a lesson in and of itself, please message me if you care to learn how to do it. These are the 7 chakras:

  1. Root
  2. Sacral
  3. Solar Plexus
  4. Heart
  5. Throat
  6. Forehead/3rd Eye
  7. Crown


**This article is posted under explicit permission from Sinix and all credit goes to her**

Added to on Feb 15, 2013
Last edited on Dec 11, 2021
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Feb 07, 2019
thank you it helps alot

Feb 08, 2019
This is a very helpful beginner's guide. Thank you for this!

Feb 11, 2019
This is helpful

Feb 18, 2019
Hello, how are you? I would definitely love to learn more about the chakra and how to balance myself and my body. I need to center my body with the world or if you may the universe....

Feb 20, 2019
Do some research on the subject. There are many books and websites devoted to it.

Mar 18, 2019
This really helps! Thank you!

May 04, 2019
Explains a lot regarding my past experiences without knowing magic.

May 26, 2019
Something tells me I could die

May 31, 2019
die how? from what? witchcraft/paganism isn't dangerous, it's an earth based religion [for those who don't follow a spiritual path, it's just a study of natural energy and nature] if you ever feel uncomfortable in a situation, say no and leave [i know, easier said than done, but all religions have their bad apples, so if you don't feel comfortable, get out of there, just because they're ranked high doesn't mean they can take advantage of you] the vast majority don't believe in sacrificing living creatures, and i don't know of a single modern form of witchcraft that practices human sacrifice. you have nothing to fear from witchcraft, just study before attempting anything so you're calm, but i don't know a single person who has died from the practice of witchcraft/paganism.

Dec 14, 2019
You wount be hurt. Spell casting is a form of prayer but for a different religion. You have to study your religion to understand it.

Jun 13, 2019
How do you know if a spell is a fluff

Jun 20, 2019
Fluffy spells usually aim to achieve an outlandish goal such as the kind of things a witch would do in a movie. It is decently easy to spot fluffy spells.

Jun 20, 2019
Examples: physically altering objects or persons

Jun 19, 2019
Thank you for the useful information

Jun 23, 2019
have you more information about the path of the gray witch please

Jun 23, 2019
have you more information about the path of the gray witch please

Jun 25, 2019
It's really good

Jun 28, 2019
So you becoming a vampire is never going to happen because it is fake right? That would explain why none of my spells I have tried work.

Dec 07, 2019
Nope but if you want them you can became a psychic vampire who feeds on another person energy

Nov 10, 2023
Or you could be a vampire in the astral realm.

Jul 06, 2019
thank you! amazing explanation. VERY HELPFUL! (=

Jul 09, 2019
thank you, this helps a lot for beginning :)

Jul 10, 2019
Thank you, very good information

Aug 01, 2019
Thank you for this it is very useful

Aug 23, 2019
it's a great guide. Thank you.

Sep 07, 2019
Thank you for this.

Oct 12, 2019
Great! Helps a lot!

Oct 23, 2019
Thank you, this has been very helpful.

Nov 04, 2019
Very interesting, good knowledge!

Dec 02, 2019
Wow. Very helpful.

Dec 16, 2019
Thank you so much and i would appreciate it if you can teach me how to open and balance the 7 chakras.

Jan 29, 2020
Thank you so much! I have found this extremely helpful! :)

Mar 19, 2020
Very insightful and inspiring for those of us who are beginners. Thanks very much for that piece.

May 11, 2020
This is a Very good guide.

Aug 13, 2020
Thank you for this in details I really needed these informations and big thank you to everyone explaining magic/magick in all details thank you

Sep 12, 2020
I'm interested in learning about my 7 chakras I would like to learn how to cleanse them and align them

Jan 21, 2021
From someone who has been practicing for years, make sure you make your own opinions. This article is very basic. Many people believe different things. Many people use beauty spells, or spells to control others.. This article says witchcraft is to ONLY gain spiritual insight, which for many witches isn't what witchcraft represents. Many witches don't believe in chakras, because its a Buddhist practice. What I'm saying is don't look at one article and base your whole belief off of it.. Look at tons of different opinions, and form your views that way.

May 29, 2021
This helps alot -thanks

Dec 28, 2021
This is helpful! Thanks I feel like I know more now. 😃

Feb 09, 2022
Thanks for the illusion, i am interested in chakra to learn it proper

Apr 17, 2023
For those asking, the author is not offering to teach you Chakras. The author is creating a Basic Starter Guide for those interested in learning more about Magick. As Haykaykay2 pointed out, this article is not meant to be a comprehensive view of either Witchcraft or Chakras and not all Witches use Chakra Alignment. If you want to learn more about Chakra Alignment, the Web is full of Resources, and I believe there are even articles on it on this very site as well (as I seem to recall.) Asking for this thing is like asking someone to cast a spell for you; it will yield you nothing, as the Energy, Time, and Effort put into both Chakras and Magic has to be your own.

May 23, 2023
Chakra Exercises..

Jul 05, 2023
This article was very very helpful. Thank you

Sep 03, 2023
Marvelous, im showing this topic to my students. Thank you!

Oct 11, 2023
I love this article. It’s great for someone just starting out

Nov 10, 2023
As a novice, I appreciate your kind assistance.

Feb 02, 2024
Thank you! Trying to message you to do chakra work.

Feb 03, 2024
The poster is no longer sctive/present other site unfortunately. However you can make a new thread in the general forums and pose your questions there. Generally-speaking we're a helpful bunch around these parts.

Feb 21, 2024
really helpful,thank you

Apr 05, 2024
Thank you for this.

Apr 11, 2024
thank you!

Apr 21, 2024
Greetings everyone. Thank you for this beginner guide. I’ve read a couple of beginners books on the craft and they left me so confused. This was muck clearer

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