Re: The Noob Skeptic Speaks By: SueLearning Moderator / Adept
Post # 5 Jan 19, 2011
If you don't believe in it then no it will not work for you. You need to start over with learning the basics even if you have done it before. Here is a link that will explain the basics to you plus I have a list of the basics on my profile.
Magic isn't just about casting spells, summoning spirits, curses or anything like that. It is also a lifestyle, a path through life that takes hard work and dedication.
If you didn't meditate and work with energy for a while (prehaps months to years) and you decide to immeadiatly cast spells.. there is a very large chance that you do not understand what you're doing enough to successfully cast it or even to not accidently disrupt or negate its effects.
Actually casting spells is closer to an "intermediate" stage in magic. Meditation and various energy practices and exercises all encompass basic understandings. Once you rise through and comprehend the basics and the fundamentals of the type of magic you wish to study, Then spell casting *Could* come into play.
If you wish to discuss this in more depth, feel free to mail me.
Re: The Noob Skeptic Speaks By: AwakeTooLong / Knowledgeable
Post # 8 Jan 19, 2011
I will pipe up and say that skepticism is a very healthy attitude to have within it all though. It will keep you from blowing what experiences you eventually have out of proportion or otherwise interpreting the will of the Goddess, God, Faeries, or whatever else you choose to revere behind every little action. Last thing we need is another person running around claiming to be responsible for every flicker of a candle's flame or every gust of wind. So thanks for that.