Re: Threads for nebies By: Ogma / Beginner Dec 21, 2015
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This is "the basics expanded" post that newbies are told to read. It introduces concepts and practices many systems of magic use. People should additionally learn more about these topics elsewhere, as this post is only an introduction.
Just a link that i thought was interesting. It was shared on facebook. Although i am having some difficulty believing that the woman was healed so quickly, i think that the way this man explains the healers' process is basically another way to explain how we do magick. Weather or not the video is real, i think it explains things pretty well, especially for newbies that are having difficulties.
Re: Threads for nebies By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable May 03, 2016
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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
I'm new here and I've almost never posted anything in/on a forum before. And I'm new to magic altogether! I joined a coven almost immediately to learn as much as possible right off the bat, though. If anyone wants to chat or give advice/insight/tips n tricks, I'm all ears!
Most thank you Lark for responding to this post in such a manner for a newbie like me your response is informative and much appreciated as a newbie here I truly do thank you. At first you may not see much response from me however It will not be because I'm reclusive it's only because I am trying to learn and gain knowledge before I speak look forward to more responses and insights from all on this site. With great thanks newbie TLP