Re: becoming a wizard By: IrisMoon / Beginner Jun 10, 2014
Post # 2
You don't become a wizard by doing a spell, chant or ritual. It isn't like fantasy books and movies. Plus, not many people use the term wizard these days.
Witchcraft is real, but in order to become "magickal" nothing has to be done but to study. I suggest you research more into the real deal. Check out www.witchcrafted.org and www.witchschool.com ...and of course look around here. But make sure to use your common sense when looking at everything. A lot of fluff ends up online.
As for books, you might want to look into Oberon Zell Ravenheart's books on Wizardry. Grimoire of the Apprentice Wizard and Companion for the Apprentice Wizard. They aren't traditional witchcraft but they are still good reads.
Re: becoming a wizard By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Jun 11, 2014
Post # 3
There is no spell or ritual that is going to immediately make you a wizard. If you want to become a wizard or any other kind of magic user you're going to need to put in time, effort, study, and lots of practice to get there.
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