Re: is magick real? By: H2OfanRikki / Novice Aug 27, 2015
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Hi there, if you are new to magick then you should probably learn some of the basics before you begin to cast spells, they are much more likely to work that way. We tend to send people to the Basics Expanded forum, it is a great place to start.
Yes magick is real, but no one can convince you of that till you feel it yourself.
No it is not like the tv shows, magick is subtle, it can help you with your daily life but you cannot throw fireballs or turn into a vampire, so sorry about that.
Re: is magick real? By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Aug 27, 2015
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Melanie, all newbies make the mistake of thinking that the spell is the magic.It isn't! A spell is a ritual to try to get magic!
Magic is "change". Casting a spell could "change" your attitude to life, make you calmer,make you think more positively,improve your general well-being.It can improve your immediate environment by "seeing it" in a different light.
The first thing to learn is meditation; really, "deep thinking".
But keep in mind that the spell isn't the magic; it is the change that is the magic!
And you can make many changes without a spell.
Re: is magick real? By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Aug 28, 2015
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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