Magic for me(please help) By: Bloodglade Dec 25, 2017
Post # 1
I am new to this and have been exploring the website a lot. I have always been able to see things before they happen and dark magic has always interested me. The only problem is, I'm completely clueless about where to start and what to do. If anyone has any help or suggestions, they would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Re: Magic for me(please help) By: Magni Dec 30, 2017
Post # 3
Hmm... Well, I'm quite inexperienced as well, but I think it's a good idea to start with meditation? Grounding, visualization, dreamwork, (the building blocks to magic), and/or finding and exploring a branch of Paganism. It depends on what you want to achieve. Try some witchcraft 101 books? (Library). I'm sorry, I'm not much help. I wish you luck though! :)
Re: Magic for me(please help) By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Dec 31, 2017
Post # 6
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.
The Basics Expanded :http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=483942
Grounding and Centering :http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_posts.html?post=829288
The Elements :http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=548077
Magical Correspondences :http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=819642
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 athttp://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=829629