Re: how do I start magic? By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Mar 23, 2016
Post # 3
Start by writing something about yourself on your profile.
Gender; age; Location (Just country,because of language and time zones); and something about your interests. Do that. Read the Basics. That's a start.
One more thing. A spell is not magic! A spell is trying to get magic to happen!
Welcome to the site. May your stay be a happy one.
Re: how do I start magic? By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Mar 24, 2016
Post # 5
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
Re: how do I start magic? By: Nekoshema / Novice Mar 24, 2016
Post # 8
I agree with TiredofGaggs, you should study more.
If you have read about meditation, practice it. If you have read about energy work, do it. Once you feel confident enough to cast a spell, try it. I suggest something simple like a candle spell or chant so you don't have to worry about too many steps and instead focus on spell casting.