Hi! I'm sort of a newbie, and I've been wondering, what type of spells work? Like, do spells to grow wings or turn into a fairy work? DO the ones to heal you work? I want to know so that I can tell what is fluff and what is real.
Well, I suppose with a jetpack you could levitate... but as far as using spiritual means, typically the answer is no all around. When working magic you are working with an energy and concept that is rooted in nature, just not necessarily scientifically identified. So the effects are usually philosophical or Internal change like increasing awareness, identifying and changing to improve your character, drawing information, inspiration, and creativity, that sort of thing. Or otherwise it is spiritual in nature such as connecting with spiritual entities, astral travel, meditation, and energy working.
There are a very select few people in the world throughout history who have been able to unlock or make use of other potentials, but even then the effects are subtle, and these sorts of things are tied to people considering to be Guru's, or ascended masters. Living Buddha's, or otherwise people who have solely and totally dedicated their lives and attention to spiritual connection and growth for many decades.