Re: Im new and wannt to learn By: H2OfanRikki / Novice Nov 22, 2016
Post # 3
If you are new, you shouldn't really be casting spells or undertaking rituals, instead, it's best to spend some time learning, and building a foundation of knowledge in order to build on.
There are simpler spells and rituals but no spell or ritual is "easy" as they are more than just saying a few words, there are many things that go into a spell/ritual that should ideally be learned and practicing before you start actually casting.
Some good forum posts to start with are:
- Starting Out
- The Basics: Expanded.
Beyond that, books are your best friend, there are many experienced practitioners who have great book lists that you can find on amazon.
Re: Im new and wannt to learn By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 22, 2016
Post # 4
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
And the following links in this thread will also help you learn the basic skills necessary for effective spellwork.
How to Write Your Own Spells - I just finished writing an article on the steps and thought processes of creating your own spells. You can read the article at http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=829629