When you are coming into this journey of Paganism or Witchcraft or whatever your path may entail as a ” newbie” my advice is READ, READ, READ, READ and when you think your brain may explode, READ some more, LOL!
The reason I say this is that in this day of being in the Technology Age we have a HUGE advantage over witches from many many years ago, but with that you must remember that despite how cheesy it sounds ” KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, Words are powerful things and that is why it is called SPELLING”
Once your words are released out into the cosmos or universe you can never take them back and that in and of itself is kind of mind boggling, at least to me….It makes me believe in Karma, the 3fold Wiccan law, or whatever you in your soul and journey want to call it. Whatever you put out into the universe you will get back be it good or bad.
Everyone coming into any new spiritual path is usually overwhelmed and wants to seek advice, and in this age of Facebook, Youtube, Skype, ect that is all well and good but ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS trust yourself and your intuition ( that lil voice in your head or soul) FIRST AND FORMOST , if something or someone doesn’t resonate or sound or feel right to you then most likely for YOU it isn’t right and you should just continue seeking and gathering and reading.
Magick is a very complex and very real art, but you really need to think long and hard before attempting it, I have been on this path for 30 yrs now and I didn’t even THINK to attempt my first actual spell until probably 8-10 yrs into it, and for most taht is not the norm but honestly for me FEAR won out, I was very KNOWLEDGABLE but still very scared of the ” what if’s ” .
I really like the OLD WAYS of Magick, where you don’t need tools, which don’t get me wrong , all the tools, bells, whistles ect are all fun and fine and dandy and yes they work and help your magick BUT still are not really needed, the only 3 things you TRULY need to make any spell, manifestion, ect work are Your INTENTION, Your HEART, and Your HANDS. Remember back in the 1500’s they didn’t have colored candles, they didn’t have athemes, they didn’t have crystals, books, ect and they couldn’t just go out in nature on any given day and conjour their spells, or manifest their desires because they would get burned…. There are advantages to being a witch today and yet there are also disadvantages as well…
I guess my advice to all the amazing and wonderful newbie witches coming into this path be it young, old, man, woman or child, READ, READ, READ, ALWAYS TRUST YOURSELF FIRST AND NEVER FORGET THE MOST POWERFUL MAGICK ALREADY LIES WITHIN YOU, IT IS CALLED INTENTION AND INTUITION!
Blessed Be! xoxo!