When you hear the term spell caster or witch, you immediately get a sense of mystery. Witchcraft or spellcasting has been around for a very long time indeed. At some point in the past, spellcasting was viewed as helpful and spell casters were treated with respect for their skills. In other times, spellcasting was an evil that needed to be wiped out, thus the witch trials of Salem. Nowadays, spellcasting is gaining its popularity back because of the many portrayals of witches and spell casters in TV shows and movies. If you are interested in spell casting but do not know how to start, then you’ve come to the right place.
Keep It on the Down-Low
As mentioned above, history was unkind to countless spell casters throughout the centuries. Even now, although it has become popular, there are numerous cases of children being abused due to suspicions of witchcraft or possessions. It is better to be safe than to be sorry.
Know the Types of Witchcraft
There are different types of witchcraft out there. Before starting your journey as a spell caster, you need to understand the different types and choose which path you are going to take. Some paths include paganism and Wicca, or if you want to mix and match, you can follow an eclecticism path.
Respect the Power of Magic
Spellcasting depends mainly on the intention of the spell caster. It is closely related to the law of attraction. You need to be careful when performing spells, because if your spell is cast in anger, then, according to the Wiccan Rede, you can expect it to come back at you three-fold. According to love spell caster Tina, love spells can be easy; however, you shouldn’t perform one if you do not respect the magic behind it as well as the subjects you are casting the spell on. There is a price for every spell so make sure that you fully understand your intentions, where they come from, and your emotional state before casting any spell.
Creating a Grimoire
A grimoire is a documentation of your spellcasting journey. It is where you document what spells you perform, which ones worked, which needed more experimentation, and which failed. Another name for a grimoire is the Book of Shadows. You do not need a fancy one; any notebook will work as a grimoire.
Start Small and Work Your Way Up
This is a very logical point that you need to know. Imagine it this way: before a child can run they first have to start walking. You can start spellcasting small spells that will require little effort to succeed and then you can work your way up to more complex spells.
What Tools to Get
It is possible to cast spells without any tools but, as a beginner, having tools will enable you to center your energy and focus it towards a tangible, physical object. Tools make it easier for spellcasters to succeed in their casting. Tools vary from spell to spell, but there are some basics such as an altar, altar tile, candles, broom, athame, bell, and divination tools.
Now that you know the basics needed for spellcasting, you can start looking for a coven to join or get in contact with an experienced spell caster to learn some of the spells you can start casting.