Hello I'm Danni, and I'm new here. I would like to follow a path and learn what I can about magic. Yes I'm new to the ideas and beliefs but I feel this is right for me, I am willing to learn what I need to know and I feel committed.
If any one has any information, e.g. books or websites, or a mentor to help that would be amazing.
Thank You. :)
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
Thank you so much, I obvisouly wouldn't start with casting or spells as I know nothing about how to do them safely or how they work. I appreciate your help recommending me some books, so that's where I am going to start.
Hi, Danni. I've been where you are, and the best advice I can give is to study metaphysics and the true laws of reality. Universal laws. Also, know that you yourself are more powerful than you can ever imagine. Also, meditate daily for no more than 20 minutes each morning. This will help you tame your mind while practicing spell work and will help you develop spiritually. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
Hi, I'm just as newbie as you, so don't worry. I've never even believed in magic before, I thought meditation was weird stuff (and maybe I still do) and now here I am, doing my best to learn as much as possible. Actually I'm having quite a good time here, for there is so much to learn. I hope you have a good time too!