Hey guys! My name is Martin Haris, you can call me Martin. I'm 14 years old and currently I'm sitting at 9th Grade. I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. I speak in two languages: Bahasa and English, but I'm more fluent in Bahasa, so pardon me if I made grammatical errors.
I'm here in SoM because I wanted to learn the white arts and gain some knowledge on summoning and conjuring (also moon spell and phases, since it might help on enhancing gems and stones), but the most interesting topic I'm eager to learn is Kinesis.
Hope you guys can help me and guide me in every step of the way.
Re: Another Indonesian Newbie By: Lark Moderator / Adept
Post # 2 Jan 09, 2015
Well, 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
"The Veil's Edge" by Willow Polson
"Modern Magick" by Donald Michael Kraig
But understand too that magic has its limits. There are things that you cannot achieve with magic. Those include any form of kinesis, flying, teleportation, shape changing, etc. If you start with the book "Modern Magick" it will help you to better understand what is real magic and what is fantasy.