Spells, Exercises, and Lessons for Beginner Witches

"I Want the Real Spells that Work!"

Many novices will ask Witches for the 'real spells' as if they think we Witches are hoarding all the good ones. We're not! I promise.

Here is your problem: looking for spells when you haven't studied Witchcraft is like looking for sheet music when you haven't learned how to play an instrument yet.

Unfortunately, a lot of websites just hand you spells-- many of which are by people who have not studied the Craft from very reputable sources, so these spells come off sounding like something from Charmed. But saying a rhyme and lighting a fire doesn't make things go 'poof'.

The following directory of how-to articles and instructional guides has been a Labor of Love that took me a couple of years to work on (and it's still a work in progress). I respect the Craft and want students to learn it properly.

Please feel free to ask questions or email me. I do my best to answer regularly.

How to Be a Witch

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Quick Guide for Learning Witchcraft:

1. Begin study/reading
2. Take note, re-read, research
3. Begin a regular meditation regime
4. Begin working/experimenting with energy
5. Start practicing spells
6. Find your Witchcraft "niche" (herbal magic, candle magic, crystal magic, etc.)
7. Learn to adapt spells and write your own
8. Keep reading and practicing - it never stops

But What About Wicca?

Wicca and Witchcraft can go hand-in-hand. They can also be mutually exclusive. Wicca is primarily a religion. As a Wiccan Witch, I write about both. The articles here are mainly focused on the skill of Witchcraft and can be applied by any Witch of any religion. If you're looking for articles about the religion of Wicca, please see this directory:

Online Wicca Lessons for Beginners

Best Witchcraft* Articles to Start

A good place to begin is to read the articles below. They will explain a few things you need to know right up front, help you to consider your expectations and avoid some of the pitfalls. There are no spells here, but these all things that you should know before you ever cast your first spell.

*Note, because I am Wiccan some articles specify Wicca. However, the techniques I describe and the principles behind them in these articles can be universally applied. You do not need to be Wiccan.

You Must Be Mindful


Pre-Requisites: The Mind

The most important tool in Witchcraft is your mind -- that's what makes it work. The words, the herbs and candles, the tools and gestures -- these are all for focus and to borrow their energy. They don't make anything happen on their own.

What makes a spell work is what takes place in your mind. It's of the utmost importance that you train your mind properly. The only real way to do that is through meditation.

Applying Mental Discipline: Basic Techniques

Now that you've spent some time mentally preparing yourself, here are some basic techniques in magic and Witchcraft that are essential. Start practicing these first.

Timing is Important


Types of Spells and Magic

Spells are not just following a script like play acting. You need to understand what you're doing. There are philosophies behind magic that you need to understand before you can expect it to work for you.If just reading words off a page was enough to make anything happen, then every actor playing a witch on television would be shooting fireballs.

Here are some basic types or 'styles' of magic and spell casting that you can learn. Even though the technique may stay consistent, you only need change up a few things to apply them to any purpose. The more you practice them, the more adept you will become at them.

Green Witchcraft

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Studying Magical Herbalism

Welcome to your 'herbology class'. If you ever wanted to practice herbal magic, I am building this resource for you.

I lean heavily towards magical herbalism in my practice. I love to grow my own herbs-- I don't even have land! I have a screen porch full of flower pots on wire shelves that's a bit like a greenhouse without glass. I love to use herbs for cooking, home remedies and crafts. I also use them for magic. I enjoy learning about the legends, lore and mythology associated with plants.

Here you can pick and choose whichever plant it is you desire to learn about -- and if you don't find what you are looking for yet, feel free to put in a request. I'll be adding more of these on a weekly basis.


Okay, I'm Ready! Where Are the Free Spells?


We Want Spells! We Want Spells!

Okay, okay! Please remember though, that you should not jump into spells first.

Still, when you're ready to practice, here are a number of spells you can try. I explain them in full detail, including what your mind should be doing, or why you are doing it.

Also remember that any spell you see should be seen as a springboard, not written law. As you learn to understand the principles of Witchcraft, you can adapt them as you see fit.

Finally, you'll notice some of these spells were made specifically for Wiccan Sabbats-- that's okay! They're just a good option for Wiccans looking for seasonal workings. You don't need to be Wiccan to do them, and you don't even need to do them on the Sabbat (you don't even need to celebrate the Sabbat).

Step Into a World of Enchantment...

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More Spells and Lessons to Come

I'm not even close to being finished, and I'm not going anywhere. Even as I write this, I keep stopping to jot down ideas for topics I have not yet covered, or spells I would like to pull from my Book of Shadows to share.

You can get updates if you follow me on Hubpages, or if you comment and click "Follow this hub's comments." I will report periodic updates.

Until then, happy Witchcrafting!

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CarolynEmerick 2 years ago

Great hub, very informative for Wiccans :-) I'm a different kind of pagan and not personally into witchcraft, but I admin on a FB page with a lot of Wiccan followers so I'm giving this a share right now! Upvoted too :-)

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WiccanSage 2 years ago Author

Thanks Carolyn! Much appreciated.

OllieTrolley 2 years ago

Really amazing hub! I study everything besides spells right now. I want to read everything I can before I do spells, plus I need to learn to meditate. I've only done one spell, when I was just starting out, to see if it was actually real- It was a healing spell, and it worked extremely well. Herbalism is by far my favorite subject, I'm happy you put some links up, they're really gonna help me. Anyway, I guess that's all I need to share- I didn't mean to ramble on, but I just really love your hubs, they inspire me so much... And... I'm rambling again. I'll just stop now. Bye, thanks again!~

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WiccanSage 2 years ago Author

Ollie, hi! Oh please, ramble! I enjoy hearing from you. Herbalism is near and dear to my heart as well as I've always had a fascination with gardening. I'm glad you enjoyed this and am glad you find it useful.

OllieTrolley 2 years ago

Most people hate my rambling! I can go on almost any topic for hours, if I'm interested enough. I've loved gardening since I was little and plants have always put a smile on my face. I adore cooking with herbs and growing them. Oh, you can call me Devin, if you want. Devin is my real name. Anyways, plants have always interested me, I've got book upon book of herbalism and gardening. Plus, herbs are very helpful for healing and medicine, which is useful to me, because I get cuts a lot climbing trees.

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snerfu 2 years ago from Madurai, India

Very fascinating reading about witchcraft, guess it will take time to understand it fully. Will drop in time and again, WiccanSage.

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WiccanSage 2 years ago Author

Thanks so much Snerfu, I appreciate your stopping by and your comments. Glad you found my collection here interesting.

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juditpaton 2 years ago from Ozun

I just found your lenses, by chance, i love your style and sense of humor. i would never have had believe that i will start study your herbal stuff but can not resist. Thanks, WiccanSage.

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WiccanSage 2 years ago Author

Thanks judipaton, I appreciate your comments! Glad to hear you've found something interesting and useful in my articles, I hope you enjoy.

Tina 2 years ago

Thank you so much - your sight made everything much better and understanding to me

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WiccanSage 2 years ago Author

You're welcome, Tina. Glad you found this guide useful! I appreciate your comment.

Aaronjcon 24 months ago

Thanks, I think this article answers my other question.

marjorie cashbaugh 23 months ago

im intrested in being a full wicca

candy joy 22 months ago

I think I have been cursed. Both my eyes r blood red n swollen. Dr's can't figure it out. Please help if u can. I will keep post open for feedback please help

sadie rose alleaono 21 months ago

I'm a witch and this will help beginners I can make portions, kill potions everything.

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WiccanSage 20 months ago Author

Hi Candy Joy, so sorry to have not been around sooner for your help. Sorry to hear about your eyes, and I certainly encourage you to continue working with your doctors. Sometimes, the sad fact is, they can't figure it out-- and it takes persistence to get them to keep looking. You might consider seeing a hollistic doctor if you haven't yet tried one, and perhaps a qualified herbalist.

I can't tell you if you've been cursed; in my experience, more often issues like these are simply medical rather than spiritual warfare. But a good way to break a curse is to mentally 'pour' the energy into a black candle, and set it in a pot. Fill the pot with water so the water line comes to about 2 inches below the candle wick. Light the candle and let it burn until it sputters out (which it will do when the flame hits the water). Then pour out the contents and bury them.

You could give this a try, but more likely your best bet will be to continue seeking medical help. Good luck to you!

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WiccanSage 20 months ago Author

Hi Sadie Rose; I certainly don't recommend 'kill potions'. But I'm glad you have found my articles useful, thank you.

emma 17 months ago

Hi im just learning wicca and iv fell in love with it is there any1 out there willing to join a group and teach us wicca xx

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WiccanSage 17 months ago Author

Hi Emma, thanks for your comment. If you look at my blog here you'll see I'll be teaching the Wiccan Way Grove in the Fall, a free online Year & A Day Wiccan Witch course. I update info on that page.

trey 16 months ago

Hi I wanted to know of some good books that are legit to learn witchcraft besides scott cunningham.

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WiccanSage 16 months ago Author

Hi Trey, I have book recommendations sprinkled through most of my articles. A good place you might want to start if magic is your main interest is the Way of Four, and the Way of Four Spellbook.

trey 16 months ago

Well then where can I find your articles for more books?

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WiccanSage 16 months ago Author

Hi Trey; they are all listed above. If you're looking for specifically books on Witchcraft and magic, I recommend Spellcaster: Seven Ways to Effective Magic by Anna Franklin,The Compleat Magical Path Magic Lessons

John Cross, read up on the Hermetic Laws as well.

trey 16 months ago

Do you have a youtube or another site where you help people learn witchcraft?

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WiccanSage 16 months ago Author

Hi, Trey. Nope, I don't do youtube. I'm a writer, I even don't know how to make videos.

trey 16 months ago

Do you know of another site that teaches witchcraft?

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WiccanSage 16 months ago Author

Not by video, Trey. Nope. I'm a reader... I prefer reading, so I can go slow and absorb it all, make notes, etc.

I've seen a few videos on Youtube... some are questionable, some are okay, none that I really know off hand. Usually I just look for music on youtube. That's not really my realm.

J. 16 months ago

My friend and I are really interested in learning witchcraft, but aren't sure if it would work. Is there a way we can tell if we started learning, any of it would actually work for us or do we have to be born with a gift for it?

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WiccanSage 16 months ago Author

Hi J.... everyone is born with the ability to do Witchcraft. Like with most things, some people show more of a talent than others, but anyone who desires to learn can learn. It's a Craft- a literal skill.

What IS required, though, is a LOT of work and time. It takes of dedication and practice and study. It takes time to learn and years to become adept. It's not a fast and easy road for instant gratification-- it's a serious discipline that requires a well-trained mind and broad base of knowledge.

If you want to study and practice the Craft because you're actually interested in learning this ancient art, then I would say go ahead. But if you're just interested in what it can do for you -- getting stuff, or making people do things, etc. -- well, there are a lot faster ways to reach your goals than by studying the Craft.

I get a lot of questions from people looking for some kind of Witchcraft test to put their doubts to rest to see if they want to study it... but that's just not how it works. Like all philosophies, you're just going to have to do your research and weigh the theories for yourself and decide what you believe.

If you have doubts about it, you're probably not going to get very far. Things will work -- sometimes -- but not likely in the way you hoped or expected. It's literally a case of 'mind over matter', so how you think is a key component in what happens.

Your best bet would be to 1) do some research to decide if you can muster up belief, or at least an open mind and 2) decide if this is something you're really willing to put that amount of study and work into for results. Not everyone is willing to do that; any dabbling is really just a waste of time and not going to result in much. You've either got to commit to it, or you don't.

It's fine if you don't want to commit to it, but if that's the case then you might as well move on to things that interest you more. I hope some of my articles and the books recommended within them will help you and your friends make those kinds of choices. And I'm always here to answer questions.

Good luck!


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Kasey Hill 16 months ago from SANDY LEVEL, VA

Excellent hub. The only thing missing would be Sabbat and formal moon rituals like The Great Rite etc. The information is hard to find on the internet and one reason I included it in my book I released last month. Its sad that covens don't release some of the formal information for these celebrations because it goes against coven laws. A lot of people would benefit from them instead of just being told what the ritual should consist of. Tell them what they should do and how they can adapt it to fit their needs. You know? But, I know ranted a little, this was very informative for beginners. Well done =]

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WiccanSage 16 months ago Author

Hi Kasey; thanks for commenting!

I think sabbat info is pretty easy to find on the internet; there's nothing specific in a coven that anyone needs to know that would impede their own sabbat celebrations (at least, there was nothing in my coven-- only trad-specific things that wouldn't be that useful to people outside the trad anyway).

This guide is reserved exclusively for my Witchcraft hubs. I also have a directory on Wicca: which includes esbats and such, as well as an entire directory on my Wheel of the Year hubs, that cover all 8 sabbats with everything from meaning to ritual ideas to recipes for my favorite family holiday treats:

Thanks so much for dropping by, and best of luck with your book!


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DaphneDL 15 months ago from Saint Albans, West Virginia

A great resource for learning more about this ancient craft. Herbs have always been a favorite of mine for growing and using as an alternative to traditional medicine. Now I've found a complete new area to research. Great Hub!

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WiccanSage 15 months ago Author

Thanks so much, DaphneDL! I appreciate your comment, and am glad you're finding my articles useful.

Kthulhu K 14 months ago

I've come to realize how important it is to first understand everything within witchcraft. My curiosity sparked at 16 but my focus and comprehension didn't get me far. Revisiting the craft ,now at 19, with more patience and genuine understandment, I can see it actually becoming a part of my life and I thank you for these incredibly useful pages.

Kthulhu K 14 months ago

I've come to realize how important it is to first understand everything within witchcraft. My curiosity sparked at 16 but my focus and comprehension didn't get me far. Revisiting the craft ,now at 19, with more patience and genuine understandment, I can see it actually becoming a part of my life and I thank you for these incredibly useful pages.

Trey 14 months ago

I cannot find your articles for different books that you recommend....Do you think you could just put in a link to your recommended books for me?

trey 14 months ago

How do you write your own spells?

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WiccanSage 14 months ago Author

Thanks Kthulhu; I think that happens to a lot of people who come to the Craft young, as we mature our understanding matures. Sounds like you're on the right track, glad my articles can help. I appreciate your comment.

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WiccanSage 14 months ago Author

Hi Trey; writing spells is a key factor in truly learning to practice the craft, but first you would have to learn the principles behind magic and spellcasting, which does require some study. As they say, you have to walk before you can fly.

Trey 13 months ago

I cannot find your articles for different books that you recommend....Do you think you could just put in a link to your recommended books for me?

Trixzie 13 months ago

I have always had tgis feeling in me and my brother to.

We done some things when we was little but never found a mentor probably because people thought we was crazy.

But I need this feeling to complete me.

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WiccanSage 12 months ago Author

Hi Trey; some books you might look into include:

Spellcaster: Seven Ways to Effective Magic by Franklin, et. al.

Witch Crafting: A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic by Phyllis Curott

The Candle Magic Workbook by Pajeon & Pajeon

The Witch's Magical Handbook by Gavin & Yvonne Frost

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft series by Christopher Penczak

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WiccanSage 12 months ago Author

Hi Trixzie; if you and your brother are interested in Witchcraft, I encourage you to start doing some research and learning more about it. Even a good mentor is going to require you establish a base of knowledge, doing research shows initiative. thanks for your comment, and good luck!

Emolicious 12 months ago

I'd like to find a mentor. How would I do this

Luckydragon 11 months ago

I am willing to learn where do I begin

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WiccanSage 11 months ago Author

Hi Emolicious, thanks so much for commenting, I appreciate it. If you look through the article links here, I do have an article about finding a mentor. A lot depends on how old you are, as reputable mentors worth their salt won't accept minors without parental permission. But the best way in a nutshell is to get involved with your local Pagan community. Thanks again, Sage.

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WiccanSage 11 months ago Author

Hi LuckyDragon; please check out the articles under "Introduction: Understanding Witchcraft for Beginners"; I pretty much give a good overview of what you need to know to get started. Hope that helps, thanks for your comments!

MissyAiden 8 months ago

Hi,i loved your article. I just wanted to say that I've been thinking about becoming a witch for a while and i was wondering if you think there's a certain age you should be before you commit to being a witch?

Birchwylde 7 months ago

I can't tell you how helpful your articles have been to me. I've worked my way through all of the Wiccan 101 articles and finished 2 of your recommended reading books, and have now moved on to your witchcraft articles. Your guidance really comes form a learned place and speaks to the core of ethics that underscores your Wiccan Trad, which if perfect for me, seeker that I am. I have just planned my very first Esbat to do for the upcoming full moon (Ostara, no less!). Also, your meditation guidance is spot-on. I have done guided meditations for years with various yoga classes and whatnot, but your guidance of ditching the whole "clear your mind" thing really clicked with me instantly. Allowing myself just that little bit of neurological "wiggle room" was the very thing I needed to break through with my visualisations. thanks!

larra mae wallace 7 months ago

hi im larra mae, ive always wanted to be a wicth ever since i started to find things about it nad how you can be born as a wich or even an animal or anything like that. i have also learned that i was born as a wich butt not only a wich, a vampire wich. now thats very facinating. i cant really teal you how i knew that i just found out about it and i also found out that there are different words of wicthes,vampires, warewolves, ad moreim in the vampire world wich im half vampire and half wich i knw of tis beacuse........(cant really tell) but there are other people i know tha are vampires that go there and my sister and some other girl can acually dream it!!!!!!!!!! i cat beacuase we all have different powers wich i will be a vampire wich ad no ones ganna stop me. also i will acomplish my cats awakening beacause i acually made the cat by clay adits also in the vampire world. andi know some people might not believe me in this but it really is true!!!!!! i have a ring from there that came beacause i got married there. yeah i know im only 12 but in there im like 12,000 years old. i am a real vampire wicth people might not belive me but its true.

larra mae 7 months ago

sorry for the words i am tpyping in the wii so its a bit difficult!!..

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Lady Narsissa 6 months ago from San jose ca

I just signed up to this site so I can tell you just how much I love your work on our behalf.

Merry Meet:

I have been a witch for years but this is so nice to keep tuned up with. Always wanting to learn more and more so I can bet he best healer possible.

Trying to find you on FB and I really really thank you for helping us learn and grow.

Blessed Be

Lady Narsissa

Lucija 5 months ago

My friend and I are beginners in Wiccan. We are just starting our Book of Shadows but we don't live anywhere nearby. We actually live in another countries. We have already worked with craft and we know how it works. All of our spells have worked. We would like to be a coven (we will have one girl too so it's three of us) but we need someone to guide us. We are not sure how to find the right person. And also how should we come out? Out families are very close-minded.

Fei 5 months ago

Hello. I really want to learn more and i don't know where to start but i know it should start on meditation. But how? if i'm not guided? what if being a witch/ spell caster is not on your blood and I just want to become one? Can i? And i'm just a young girl. I want to experience . help and have a little fun in my life. Can you tell me or teach me to become one? i'm afraid to fail. I hope you can tell me. I need your guidance

Ayon 5 months ago

Hi. Thanks for this awesome aritcle. I'm from india and really intrestd to learn witchcraft but realy confuse about how to start im just reading things but don't know how to apply. Will u please guide me?

Parker 4 months ago

This is absolutely amazing! I'm new to witchcraft so I still have much to learn but this site is helping me greatly. Thank you so much!

Johan 4 months ago

Hey i enjoy your articles. Sounds more believable then other websites. I really need to talk about something concerning magic if you might have an e-mail ?

kayla 3 months ago

hi im very new to this and im trying to find and read as much as i possibly can and i was wondering if you can send me some info on some websites i can visit and learn my personal email is thank you

Hailey 3 months ago

Love your article and I'm just so excited to start!!

Paulina 3 months ago

Thank you so much! I've been a solitary witch for a while now ... The things I know are self thought and I'm still learning ... Reading this made me so emotional (in a good way) I love it thank you!! Blessed be!

Courtney 3 months ago

I love your article. It's very informative for someone with a curiosity and wanting to start exploring the lifestyle. Is there any one particular book for beginners that you'd recommend?? I will continue to read your articles. I'd just love to get my hands on a good beginners book. Thank you!

Jessica 3 months ago

Thank u so much...i am new and appreciate anything u can teach very eager....

New witch 3 months ago

Can you teach me more bout herbs and mediation.

Milena 3 months ago

Hi! Could you try making it into a video

Haliagn 3 months ago

I'm very new to witchcraft and would love to be guided in the right way of doing things. I would also love to speak to fellow witches could you tell me where I can find them please. Xx

Laiza 3 months ago

I'm truly grateful for your guidance very helpful thank you so much I wish there where more options as far as social media to talk to others about learning and experience

FoxSong 3 months ago

I know a bit obscure, but do you have any recommendation for therians? As in how to control shifts using meditation and preparation for doing so?

If you don't have an answer, that's okay therianthropes are rare and I find not popularly mentioned in witchcraft... I just started witchcraft and your hubs help alot, I mean ALOT ALOT. But I was just wondering if you knew anything specific on the subject.


Erma Fliehs 2 months ago

What is the first book I should read, and why??

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Missy; sorry the response is coming so late. People can start learning the craft at a young age, and often do when they're raised in a family that has practitioners because they're exposed to it it becomes second nature. When you are not raised in it, it can be more difficult, because there is a lot of 'reprogramming' you might have to do from the way you were raised. You have a lot of studying and mental discipline to do basically, so generally mid-teens is when kids start getting at an age where they can understand the reputable materials and put them to use.

Of course, it depends too on your parents, and how much they approve of such materials and practices under their roof. If they object, I would put things largely on the back burner until out from under their roof.

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Lady Narissa, sorry I've been taking a major hiatus this year from things like Hubs and FB and other social media due to growing work demands and my Wicca class. But I'm getting my stuff together now, lol, and getting back on track. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Hon, thanks so much for writing. I've been a Wiccan Witch for 25 years and am still learning! It's an endless quest with no destination; the journey is the thing. But you each keeping your own Book of Shadows is a good idea.

To become a Wiccan coven, you must first join a coven, be trained, initiated, work your way up the degrees, and your elders will let you know when you are ready to start your own coven. The process takes on average about 7 or 8 years. For Witches who are not Wiccan, most do not join covens but so much would depend on the tradition.

In finding a guide or mentor, that's a tough one. Some people are wonderful, some mean well but are not. Some are just downright going to mislead you. I would urge you to take your time in selecting the right person, and don't jump into anything. Your best bet would probably be to join a reputable coven when you're 18.

With your families, that's a touchy subject. Not knowing your family it would be impossible to tell what would be your best course of action. It helps to just know what you're talking about and be respectful of their feelings, it's got to be a 2-way street with communication. Best of luck to you.

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Fei; I don't think it's in your blood, I think it's in your willingness to study and work for it. It is a skill and we all need to work hard to learn it, no matter how much natural talent we may have. But know that it's a long journey; don't expect anything to happen quickly. Have patience, keep studying and learning, keep meditating and practice. You will get further and further along your path.

Don't be afraid of failure. We learn best from our mistakes. Nothing is un-fixable. :o)

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Ayon; I do try to help guide people by writing articles I think will help beginners and offering resources. But the rest is going to be up to you. Keep learning, train your mind, practice. It just takes time but whatever effort you put in will begin to pay off. If you're not sure where to start, start with learning about meditation and developing a good meditation regime.

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Johan, I do have an email: feel free to contact me.

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Kayla; if you explore my hubs you'll find a lot of recommendations for books, some websites and other resources. I don't have any others that I haven't already put out there; but you can always check out my website at

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Milena; I don't do videos, hon. I'm a writer, that's my thing. I don't know how to make decent videos, I have no idea how to edit or upload them even. It's just not my thing.

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Fox Song; therians are just not an area I can help with. I barely know anything about them.

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Erma; there are a three books I recommend beginner Witches start with:

Witch Crafting by Phyllis Curott

The Compleat Magical Path Magic Lessons by John Cross

Spellcaster: Seven Ways to Effective Magic by Elen Hawke & Martin White

These books will not give you a bunch of spells to follow like a script; rather, they're a good introduction to magic, how it works, why it works, and how you work it so you better understand what you're doing. Start with any one of them-- Cross's book is like $1 on Amazon Kindle.

Sare 2 months ago

Loved reading this blog as an introduction. I wish I had someone to study under like you! Do you have any recommendations for meditation practices? I really want to strengthen my mind before delving any further. I want to do this properly!

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Sare; I don't know how old you are but I am taking applications for students for my next year's Wiccan Way Grove class right now (starts in January). It's free (no profits here), but there's a $25 participation fee to cover costs for good online interactive meeting software the class uses and a few other supplies. You can find out about it here:

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Oops, sorry-- meant to add for meditation practices, mindfulness is a good way to start. Start short times (5 minutes, or even 2 minutes if it's hard) and progress daily. Daily practice is KEY because it will result in improvements. After that, you might try point meditations (focusing on a point), and creative visualizations. Guided meds can also be helpful.

pearlgirl 2 months ago

Hi , I am interested in wicca and would really like to join a coven if i can but wicca is not something popular or looked up here in my country so I don't know how to really start anything.Do u think reading would be enough or experience is all that matters?

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Pearlgirl; sorry to hear you have to face closed-mindedness regarding your religion.

Reading & studying is certainly enough to help you get started practicing Wicca. I would not recommend a person starting a coven if they've never been a member of a reputable coven, as to be a spiritual leader like that, experience and training does matter.

I know it can be hard without a community when you long for one; and I hope that you find the community you seek. If you're an adult, you might want to check out my website as I'm taking on new students for online classes in 2017. I don't know if that's workable for you but it might help you with the kind of group experience you're looking for.

Bright blessings to you!

Ryan 2 months ago

Thank you for mentioning those crappy websites, this is often what deters me from starting my path to Wicca.

Buzz 2 months ago


thank you for taking the time to write these articles. I have been reading them all day and it has sparked my fascination of Wicca that I haven't felt since I was a young boy.

I was raised Christian as a child but I never really enjoyed anything about the religion.

When I could think for myself I became captivated by the Wiccan religion.

Unfortunately no one was understanding of this (family, friends, etc.) and were downright terrified of my interests.

As time went on there was an incident where I left my backpack in class when I was in middle school.

Soon after I was confronted by my principal and my teacher because they had found my BoS and said it was inappropriate. By high school I was a full blown atheist; and vehemently expressed my disdain of Christianity.

I became the Devil's Advocate with a vendetta against Christianity. I think this was due in no small part because of the rejection and humiliation of practicing my spiritual beliefs.

Anyways, sorry for the rant; but your articles have really resonated with me and I will continue studying Wicca.

The problem I face is nothings changed. Not My Family, Friends, or even Society's perception has changed.

I fear I will always have to practice in secrecy. In a way this works for me; as I am a very solitary individual. However I cannot even begin to contemplate how I would hide a religion with so much expression and the exhaustion of keeping things hidden deters me from actual practice; not to mention the social ramifications.

Thank you for all your contributions. The rule of 3 works both ways. ;)

Zulu 2 months ago

Could you add a link about experimenting with energy? It would be much appreciated.

Evelyn 2 months ago

Hi, would you be able to help me to cast a spell to sell off my property? I am in dire need of help... I tried casting my own but it is not working...

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Ryan, if you had even looked at them, you'd have seen they are not different websites. They're all this website, my own articles here.

Of course, I'm not sure how you can judge them as 'crappy' if you didn't bother clicking the links to even look at them, but by all means if you feel my articles are of no use to you, your best bet is to move on and find a teacher with whom you resonate better.

If you are often deterred from starting your Wiccan path because you don't like the resources, you might consider whether it really is the path for you or not. I'd help you but I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for. Best of luck.

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Buzz, thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your story. It can be very difficult to deal with when what works for the people around you doesn't work for you. I'm sorry to hear you've had to deal with such negative reactions to your beliefs. I hope things do change for you.

Bright blessings


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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Zulu; I had one but Hubpages did some shuffling around of articles and deleted it. I'm revising my hubs this month and I'll make sure to make any necessary corrections and put it back here for you, along with others that have been deleted. Thanks!

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Evelyn; thank you for your inquiry, but I don't offer spell casting services, or use them from others so there's no one I really feel comfortable recommending. If you ever have questions about learning/practicing Witchcraft I'm happy to throw in 2 cents, recommend resources, etc. In the meantime, I wish you much luck in selling your property.


Danasia 2 months ago

how can i find you on Hubpage? i just made an account and i have no idea how to find your articles

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Danasia; you can find any hubber by plugging their name into the search box on HP, but to get to my profile you can go to You can also find my website, more blogs, classes, etc. from that page where it says 'also follow me on...'


Fatima Hamid 2 months ago

Im a beginner witch do i have to change my relegion to become a witch and our topics are awesome keep it on i spend all the day reading them

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Fatima; there are Witches in every religion (and no religion). I myself am Wiccan, which is a Pagan religion, so that's naturally going to reflect in my point of view and writing. However, no one needs to become Wiccan, or even Pagan, to practice Witchcraft. Thanks so much for your comments, I'm glad you're enjoying my hubs!

Ryan 2 months ago


lol, what we have here is a failure to communicate!

That's my fault, my post was very vague and didn't get my message across.

Your response is completely understandable.

What I was referring to was quote "Unfortunately, a lot of websites just hand you spells-- many of which are by people who have not studied the Craft from very reputable sources, so these spells come off sounding like something from Charmed. But saying a rhyme and lighting a fire doesn't make things go 'poof'."

When I read this I took your articles seriously because they weren't making any promises they couldn't keep.

Those crappy websites (Not referring to your articles, which are great!) are often what deter me from taking Wicca seriously.

Sorry if I offended, and thanks for your guidance. =)

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Ryan, no, I'm sorry! I completely misunderstood, lol!

I see what you meant now and see I misread it. I wasn't offended so much as confused, wondering 'why is this person even talking about? They're all the same website.'

I get what you're saying now. And thank you so much for your kind words, I really do appreciate it and I'm glad you've found my articles useful. I will read more carefully next time.

Diane 2 months ago

Hi I'm here for advise please I am a natural witch as are my mother grandmother and daughter.

I want to develop my skills, I have been casting spells mainly for binding etc and am aware of the rule of return as I have always been told whatever I give out will come back to me three times.

I do not follow any spells but know the knowledge is in me so cast my own, however even when the spell is a binding spell which is a positive energy spell the rerun to me makes me ill.

Perhaps I am not protecting myself enough please advise

I set my altar using the elements and call to the guardians to guide my spell please advise many thanks

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WiccanSage 2 months ago Author

Hi Diane;

I'm not sure I can help you in the way you want, as I have a different perspective than what you display here. I don't believe in a 'natural Witch', or that one is born a Witch. The Craft, in my experience, is a skill. Whether you're the first in your family or the last in a long line, you still need to learn the skill and develop it to become adept at it. Just like if you come from a long line of singers or carpenters, you still need to learn yourself.

If you're getting sick from energy after casting spells, it just sounds to me like perhaps you need to go over the basics again-- grounding, shielding, cleansing, etc.

You say you don't follow spells, you craft your own, and that is fine. That is a goal, in fact, all Witches should strive for: writing one's own spells to very specifically tailor it to each goal. However, you might want to consider studying the philosophy behind spells and how they work to make sure you're not making some fundamental errors (such as using negative/passive language, focusing on the 'need' instead of the 'goal', etc.).

I also don't believe in things returning to us three times. That is more of a newer concept that came around later (particularly in the 90's). I'm a bit more 'old school' than that. So even though I know very little of your situation here, I don't believe that's your problem.

Again, take my thoughts with a grain of salt, as I have a different perspective here and I don't really know much about your practice. I can only vaguely speculate. But when things start going awry, my best advice is to go back to reviewing the basics.

Best of luck,


Elvis 8 weeks ago

You are the best, thank you for all those lessons

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WiccanSage 8 weeks ago Author

You're sweet for saying so, Elvis, thank you and I'm glad you are enjoying my articles.

Lannah 7 weeks ago

I've been a Wiccan for about 10 years and I'm still learning and growing. I'm glad to find articles like this because I'm still piecing things together.

Thank you for putting this all out there for us to read. When I first started down my Wiccan path, it was difficult to tell whether articles and books gave truthful information or if they just feed the propaganda (if I can say that) of witchcraft and Wicca. Some of the things I've read sounded like it came out of an episode of "Charmed". And there were some articles written by people that sound trustworthy and stable, but I find it difficult sometimes to agree or even to ask myself if that's what I believe (although now, I'm pretty sure my intuition has gotten better at sorting things out).

Thankfully, there's you! I'm going to learn a lot from you, so I thank you in advance.

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WiccanSage 7 weeks ago Author

Lannah, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you're enjoying my articles. and appreciate your comments.

Dakota 6 weeks ago

Very interested in witch craft and loved the article. I'd like to learn witch craft as I have always had a thing for studying developing the skills for witch craft and wizardry and spell casting. I know few witches but would like to become one from all the studying I have done. Please comment back or let me know how to reach you, thank you- Dakota

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WiccanSage 6 weeks ago Author

Hi Dakota; I'm glad you enjoyed the article and thank you for your comment. I'm always happy to answer questions on any of my articles listed here, or on my website at

FoxSong 5 weeks ago

That's okay, I finally got the hang of it, I've managed a shift in every category more.than once except a physical shift, well the one controversial one. But anyways, thank you for responding!

Tori 4 weeks ago

I have been interested in learning about witchcraft for a really long while, and until this point haven't been able to find anything as in depth and informative as this.

A friend of mine found this for me and shared once I notified him of my curiosity and when I told him I was interested in learning about the art of witchcraft.

Upon reading this, my interest has piqued and I'm full of intrigue on it more than I was before.

I can't wait to sift through all the readings and fill a notebook full of notes on the art, and hopefully, someday, I'll be able to become skilled in any sort of way in the craft.

I'm so excited to really get into it.

I'm putting it off til' tomorrow unfortunately, though, since it's gotten late.

But I plan on using an untouched notebook and filling it full of everything.

Thanks so much for such a great hub, and I plan on looking into everything you have listed here, as well as many other articles you have written

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WiccanSage 4 weeks ago Author

Thanks so much, Tori! Glad you're enjoying my hubs. Please feel free to post questions, comments or concerns if you have any!

Chloe The Witch 4 weeks ago

Hello im a minor and am new to wicca and i dont know how my parents feel about it. I really want to get more into it because i find it all very interesting. where should i start learning and how am i able to connect with my god/goddess. Also is there anywhere i should look to find out what type of magic stuff i should start out with?

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WiccanSage 4 weeks ago Author

Hi Chloe;

At this point I would recommend reading mainly. There's a lot of information to learn when you're new to a religion that's totally different

Like any other religion, Wiccans connect to our Gods by praying to them, and honoring them.

I wouldn't worry about magic right off, there's a lot to learn first

Also, remember, remember, Wicca & Witchcraft are not synonymous. Learn about our religion first: tenets, ethics, practices, etc. There's plenty of time to move on to magic.

Unless it's specifically Witchcraft you're looking to learn, I recommend you check out my other directory: and you might note that there are a few articles aimed at teens.

If your parents won't let you learn about, read about or practice Wicca, or Witchcraft, at this point, this is a great article to start with:

Hope that helps!


Chloe The Witch 4 weeks ago

Thank you WiccanSage my parents seem fine with it as long as im not trying to do anything bad but Wicca isnt a bad thing and i think they understand that as do i. i have been studying it since i was 6 years old so i guess i have always had an interest in it since i was a real little kid. Thank you for your information it definitley helped.

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WiccanSage 4 weeks ago Author

Chloe, that's wonderful that you have your parents' support. For a lot of kids that's half the battle. Good luck with your studies and feel free to ask me questions here or on my website (

Chloe The Witch 4 weeks ago

well youth is a time for the child to explore there options for how they will live there lifes out when they move out. ^^ thank you for talking to me

sarah 3 weeks ago

can any one do these spells even a normal person i mean

Lamo 13 days ago

This is awesome

Michelle Lopez 9 days ago I need to speak with you...I am of uncertain of who i am right now. I do believe I may be of a greater power and I need someone to confirm or disregard my acqusstions upon myself...please help me understand myself

Selia 5 days ago

amazing!! this article is complete comprehensive guideline for beginners. It is a book by itself. thank you so much, I didn't see any material online that explain in this complete and organized method.

Cupcake 3 days ago

Hi, my friend was wondering, about witchcraft, is it possible to see into other's privacy using it? And if it is possible, how do people prevent it?

Cupcake 3 days ago

BTW, i asked this question for my friend, Jenny, who is afraid that she has been cursed.

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WiccanSage 2 days ago Author

Hi Sarah;

Witches are normal people. Whether one calls oneself a Witch is not the issue; it's a matter of whether one has studied and developed their skills to practice. Anyone can do that... you need to learn the basics before casting spells, but yes, you can then cast spells too.

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WiccanSage 2 days ago Author

Hi Michelle; you can get in touch with my through my website at If I can help you or point you in the right direction, I will.

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WiccanSage 2 days ago Author

Hi Cupcake; There are various methods of divination and psychic abilities one would use to try and gain information about others. Of course, ethics are a question one has to address when doing this. To prevent it, there are methods of shielding or even protective spells. Hope that helps.

Cupcake 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the feed back, but we have another question. Is it possible to cast a spell on someone even if you don't know them? I hope not, since innocent people don't really deserve to be cursed randomly.

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WiccanSage 36 hours ago Author

Hi Cupcake; the more of a personal connection is, the better it is for the caster. The less of a connection, the less likely there will be any effect. I can't say it's impossible, but the less of a connection the more unlikely.

Innocent people certainly don't deserve to be randomly cursed, but that's not usually a concern. Real life Witches don't generally going around randomly cursing people for several reasons:

1) as I said, without a personal connection, it's only going to make the Witch's job harder.

2) If your job is going to be that much harder, more time consuming, more draining, require more supplies, etc., the Witch is hardly likely to go through all of that for someone they don't even know. I mean, that is LOT of work to do for someone you don't know or give a hoot about. You'd have to be some kind of obsessive psychopath.

3) Witches who are just looking to hurt people or cause mischief don't usually get very adept at their Craft... when you're cursing people you have to really wallow in negativity, so you're basically making your life miserable too. Doing this for any length of time is just going to result in all kinds of problems in your life. It does not put you in a healthy state of mind to advance in your craft. Because of this, those who try to pull power trips on others are usually not a threat.

Aside from this, Witches, like most people, have ethics. Just because you can pick up a rock and throw it at some old lady's head doesn't mean you would do it. Most people would not do that. Likewise, most Witches do not go around randomly cursing innocent people they don't know for silly reasons.

If someone says they are doing this, chances are the are 1) a poser trying to scare you or 2) someone who doesn't really understand the Craft enough to do much harm with it.

I don't think your friend really has anything to worry about if some random person she barely knows claims to be targeting her, but if she wants to she can start meditating and visualize a shield surrounding her made of mirror. This should shoot back anything anyone is sending her.

Let me know if there's anything else that might help.


Cupcake 34 hours ago

Thanks, i really appreciate your help, i think that you are a very nice person, so if you don't mind, can i email you or something since we really want to ask you some questions related to this. We usually wonder a lot about different things. Once again, thank you for your help. :)

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