Spells, Exercises, and Lessons for Beginner Witches

Updated on November 13, 2017
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Sage has been a Witch for 25 years. As a teacher and writer, she enjoys writing informative articles to teach others the Craft of the Wise.

"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 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.

Note: some links only work if you click on them directly. If you try to open them in a new window they may say 'about blank'.

 How to Be a Witch
How to Be a Witch | Source

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.

What Makes a Spell Work?

How Do I Learn to Become a Witch?

1. Begin study/reading (begin with the library of articles listed below).
2. Take notes, re-read, research. Start forming and following questions.
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.

Wicca or Witchcraft?

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.

What to Read & How to Study to Be a Witch

A good place to begin is to read the articles below. In my book, 13 Moons to Becoming Wiccan: Making the Transition from Theory to Practice, on my website, and in these articles, I have shared my knowledge. They will explain a few things you need to know right up front and help you adjust your expectations and avoid some pitfalls.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone become a Witch?
What is the first step to becoming a Witch?
Do I need a mentor to learn Witchcraft?
Can I be a good Witch?
All of these questions will be answered by the articles listed below.

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.

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 something 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, the more adept you will become.

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, even though 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, feel free to put in a request. I'll be adding more of these on a weekly basis.

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).

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 or if you comment and click "Follow this article's comments." I will report periodic updates.

Until then, happy Witchcrafting!

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      Gemma Anderson 2 days ago

      Mackenzie, could you let me know of any books I could check out the library. At the moment I'm reading a book called everything you need to know about paganism, and though it does cover witchcraft , it doesn't seem to go deep.

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      salfaax 10 days ago

      i want to be a true magician

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 weeks ago

      Thanks for sharing Peter; interesting background. :o) I appreciate your comment.

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      peter graydon 2 weeks ago

      this awesome informstion i am of scottish snd danish ancestory with some gyoie and irsish my gypsie great gan taught my gran palmistry -real stuff- a deacade ago i was douping sa sudy on death marked on the hands i dont do it much these days because the real stuff you can see death of the palm very easy to do one of my mates got me to read his palm and on it was a definte sign of death however he like me has the line of mars , the meand he will survive and make a great come back

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      Mackenzie 2 weeks ago

      Is it possible to conduct electrity on our skin because we already have it in our cells?

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      Mackenzie 2 weeks ago

      My sister and I are trying to become witches and are thankful for how this is helping us.

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      Robin 3 weeks ago

      I just wrote—could you take my last name off— it auto filled

      Thanks! Robin & Chloe

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      Robin Gustlin 3 weeks ago

      Hi- I have a question. My mother told me “gifts” ran in our family. Since I was little I could find lost things that others couldn’t. My mother joked about my gift. I can also hear or dream things about my loved ones that come true... little unimportant things.

      I also get overwelmed by places— I recognized it as spirits today. If I feel something in a place and ask if something has happened there —100% of the time I will be told they have a spirit! This part of my gifts terrifies me. I don’t want to “see dead people”.

      My question is if I open up to one part of my gifts will I be more open to the “other side”. My daughter is also gifted and wants to learn more. —-I want to help her but I am nervous.

      Any advise?

      Robin & Chloe

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      Kayla 3 weeks ago

      Hi! I just wanted to say you are amazing! Can there be teen witches and could you tell us more about niches and how we use them.Im having a hard time focusing when I meditate and I know I still have a long way to go wish me luck

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      Rose 3 weeks ago

      On a new moon i wrote down my desires of what I want to achieve but burn the paper with a stick lighter not with a candle and sent ashes on its way outside. Will it work? Thank you for your help

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      Hi; no Wizard, if you read my other articles, there are no such things as fireballs shooting out of your hands or poofing things into existence like in movies.

      I can't help you with anything like that; real magic is a spiritual art rooted in nature and psychology.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      Hi Eosphorus; absolutely. When it comes down to it, it's all about the mind and projecting the will through energy. Most people need time to learn to do this, and ritual/props/etc. help them focus. But you can certainly just do all the work in your mind, and many people do. Sometimes without even knowing it!

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      Wizard 4 weeks ago

      Thanks for such a great article. But I need some help. Can you please tell me where can I find various spells on internet. And is there any spell by which I can produce fireballs from my hand. If there is any please provide me with it. And I also want to know if I am able to cast spells without using anything, i.e. I just use my mind and the energy within it. Thanks!

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      Eosphorus 4 weeks ago

      I want to know if I'm able to cast a spell without a certain procedure. For example,casting a spell with only the energy within my mind. Am i able to have this kind of ability and take control with only my mind???please relpy as soon as possible

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      Hi Kristine; you can contact me through Hubpages profile page or through my website www.wicclit.com

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      Kristine 4 weeks ago

      Is there any way I can email you or you email me I have a question for you please

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      Hi Thamil; I did give instructions... in all those articles... did you read any of them?

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      Thamil 4 weeks ago

      Hi, Can i learn black or white magic. please give me some instruction

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 weeks ago

      Ah; that's one I never heard of, but congrats :o)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 weeks ago

      Hi Aspen; it might be difficult to find books at the library, but you should try the inter-library loan options most have these days.

      Here are the books I recommend starting with:

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Recommend...

      And books I don't personally think are good for beginners because they'll mislead: https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Wicca-Boo...

      Hope that helps :o)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 weeks ago

      Hi Sugar Spells; oils would be included with herbs, as they are a form in which herbs are used. However throughout the articles I describe ways to use oils in spellwork. I don't have a specific article about oils.

      Thanks!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 weeks ago

      Hi Sooraj; all my articles are there to help people learn Witchcraft. I don't personally believe there is a division of black/white magic -- it all works on the same principle. I would recommend considering the ethics of your spells before casting.

      I can't personally mentor anyone right now, sorry.

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      Wizard 6 weeks ago

      Thanks for such a great article. But I need one help. Can you please tell me where can I find various spells on internet. And is there any spell by which I can produce fireballs from my hand. If there is any please provide it to me. Thanks!

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      Estelle 6 weeks ago

      Hi. Please dont publish my comment, since ive noticed a request for black magic on yr page. And she scans all of these types of pages

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      Estelle 6 weeks ago

      Hi. Ive been thinking about it a lot latley, and trying to understand it...ive been a victim to witchcraft for a number of years. I believed in it and didnt believe in it at the same time. A year and a half ago i was hexed , and realised that my life had been controlled and influenced by a proffessional witch. I think ive been under so many types of spells its unreal. It was so devestating and stressful, i did a runner from my home of 20 years. Im still trying to get over it. Ive tried to talk to a couple of people where i live about it, but they dont understand. I did try rituals on protection but i still felt vulnerable so ive put it down to self belief and personal boundaries.

      Now im away from this women, the influence is less, but i still have moments where i feel her energy influencing whats around me.

      How do you get over something like this and how another person has changed the direction of your life.

      This is a summary of what happened to me. I try to logicalise how the use of rituals and beluefs, telepathy and projected images can influence someone and the events around them. I dont really want to practice witchcraft, or believe in it...but theres to many things that have shown me that its there.

      I think, i just need to talk to someone that understands.

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      Patricia johnson 6 weeks ago

      Do you have a spell to get out of debt

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      SugarSpells 7 weeks ago

      Any info on oils? And cleansing with oils?

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      Cole 7 weeks ago

      Just wanted to say thank you for this. You definitely put a lot work into it and it is very much appreciated. Blessed be!

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      Andrew Jackson.. 7 weeks ago

      Hello... I really wanted to know some names of books that u would recommend me so that i could do better with the witchcraft... And is the any use of a wand?

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      Aspen 8 weeks ago

      I want to make sure I am getting good information and have a solid grasp of Wicca and witchcraft. What books do you suggest for both myself and my daughter? I want to try to get them from my library near me if possible. Blessings thank you

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      kaleb 8 weeks ago

      I reley casted a spell it was a skyrem spell 2 to be exat sumen flame acranot and fire ball

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 weeks ago

      Hi Gemma; there's no special candles for Witchcraft. Most spiritual shops sell candles from the same factories that sell them to retail outlets like Target or Walmart. I use candles I get in the dollar store sometimes, or pick up at the salvation army. I mostly work with chime & taper candles I get from Amazon.com.

      Sure there are Witches who hand-craft soy candles with herbs and oils as they pour intent and good energy into them, etc. and that's great if you can afford it and support the Witchy merchants out there, but not necessary.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 weeks ago

      Thanks Gemma, I appreciate it!

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      Gemma Anderson 8 weeks ago

      Hi Mackenzie, I'm just wondering if its OK to use plain ordinary candles for witchcraft. I know there are candles that are specifically for the purpose of witch craft, but there prices are through the roof....I just wondered if ordinary candles can be used.

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      Gemma Anderson 2 months ago

      Hi Mackenzie, thank you so much for replying me, I understand that to learning witchcraft is going to be a lot of study, I'm making use of my local Library, to see if I can find books on botany, I want to really study this well, and all your articles are extremely helpful, I'm so glad I stumbled upon your site... Its great. I want to say thank you on behalf of every one, as your a great teacher and invaluable to us.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Gemma; there are ways to learn how to recognize herbs and trees-- study botany. Learn to identify plants.

      I wish I could say that we Witches had shortcuts to learning these things, but unfortunately, no. Learning different plants, learning different crystals, learning what they are called and their properties and learning to work with their energy, it takes hours and hours and hours of work for years to become adept.

      Starting a BOS is a great way to begin! Start with herbs that are very familiar to you and that you have easy access to and do research and take notes. If possible, try planting some herbs in pots in the spring-- sage, thyme, rosemary, mint, catnip, etc. I work with these kinds of 'kitchen herbs' more often than anything else, they are no less powerful than the more exotic varieties.

      Same with crystals; start with 1, then add another, then another to your research. It builds in time.

      Hope that helps :o)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Unknown; take a deep breath hon. I totally understand about past traumas and negative people.

      Things can't change overnight; but progress can begin with effort. You might need to cleanse yourself (Cleansing baths or meditations, liked guided ones on YouTube) and learn to shield yourself for protection first. That might give you enough relief to begin working on other things. Then just take it one at a time; I know it's hard and it's an uphill climb, but one little step at a time, each one will be a challenge in itself but will bring great relief.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Amy; no one knows where our path will end up... we have to follow it to find that out. But if we stay true to our path, things will turn out well.

      Only you can really find your own path; read, learn, experiment, pray, work on yourself (whatever you feel needs improvement), meditate, learn to listen to your inner voice. It's a life-long journey.

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      Gemma Anderson 2 months ago

      Hi, I'm just beginning in witchcraft, my head is all over the place because I come from a Christian family who would wholly disapprove. I have always felt a pull towards witchcraft but until now have been afraid to take the first steps, I have no friends at all , and no social life to speak of, ...no one I know can help or guide me in witchcraft, there's no one I can turn or speak about it too.... I am currently interested in learning candle ,crystal and herbal magick, ....but I fear when and if I come to practicing it, my chances are few and far between, as I cannot practice at home.

      I just wondered if there was anyway I might be able to recognize the different plants and herbs and trees, and there power and meaning, because I really don't know what I'm looking for. I've already started on meditation, and I'm also trying to keep a book of shadows,I am so lucky finding this website, and I want to say thank you, for years I've wanted to learn witchcraft, but never knew where to start or what to do.

      Here's to my new secret life.

      My email is Andersongemma500@gmail.com

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      Unknown 2 months ago

      I've been through alot through the years by many, I refused to go this way knowing that things could come back! I'm dealing with ruthless people the ones that claim to be Christian! I started reversing back but feel something in the air that's evil and don't know what to do! I remain in constant prayer I let things go way too long I should of done this long long ago things are crazy so my question is if this is part of what I've done to reverse because these people want me dead over crimes they committed towards me there were 2 pregnancies the first I know were twins the other don't know I need help time has passed and many are in jobs with power to ruin many! I had total recall of my childhood traumas on 50th last year!!!!

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      Amy Bloomfield 2 months ago

      Hi, I am new at this and I am a very spiritual person, But don't know where my path is going to end up. Can anybody help me find my path ?. Thank You, Amy

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      Shylah 2 months ago

      I really have a crush on this boy and the more I think about it, I feel like my true self is some where. Then I found out being a witch is my true self, I haven't told my crush what my true self is, I just want him to be mine.

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      Tami Camp 2 months ago

      I found your video great tonight. I did the full harvest moon ritual tonight. We had rain all day, but I used my charcoal grill and wood to make a fire. I wrote down on paper things I do not want to carry into this new year. I then wrote positive things I am open to receiving for the year. I then burned them in the fire. I then wrote things (I have) want to attract and burnt them with a lighter, apart of the paper did not burn...I realized I used the lighter not the white candle. I lit the candle and burnt the last piece. I spread the ashes outside in my yard where I find comfort and pleasure. I understand about messing up and fixing things to continue. I'm so glad I found you tonight. I am looking forward to becoming a witch.

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      Monica Merchant 2 months ago

      I really want to learn Wicca and how to be a witch

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      Rhoslyn 2 months ago

      Hello! Oh gosh this is all so confusing....

      I want to choose a path that was meant for me ... but I'm not sure which one. Does a certain craft 'call' to you after studying general Witchcraft? And how do I know i've made the right decision?

      Last year, when my friend and I discovered Wicca at an art festival I was very interested in star charts, moon patterns and divination but my lack of research and knowledge held me back. Now revisiting this interest months later, that has changed. Am I allowed to explore multiple paths before landing on one?

      I'm so sorry for all the questions, I'm super new at this haha.

      - Rhoslyn

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Diana; like I've told others, start at the top of the links and work your way down... what you're asking is exactly what these articles were made for.

      Also I made this video in hopes that it will help people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp5-K86g1WM&li...

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Alison; I've put a lot of effort into helping people learn about Witchcraft and get started in the articles here... I would recommend starting at the top and working your way down ;o)

      Please feel free to ask questions along the way, either in comments or in email.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Isis Lee; I'm so glad you're finally able to explore your own spiritual path with the support of your loved one.

      You have landed at the right directory here, I would urge you to read through it. If you check out my website at wicclit.com I also teach workshops, make youtube videos, etc., it's my home base for all my learning materials.

      Thanks so much!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Thanks Stephanie!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Poppy, I'm truly touched, thank you so much. It makes my day to know my writing and videos benefit people. Thanks for letting me know, you made my day.

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      Diana 2 months ago

      How do I learn? Where do I begin? A legit source. Everything (not you that's why I'm asking you) seems so scandalous; fake. I've tried before with a book of spells..but it didn't work and frankly I want more. Real, legit witchcraft and spells. To change my life forever. Will you help me?

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      Stephanie 2 months ago

      Awesome. Love this page

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      thewanderingpoppy 2 months ago

      Hi Mackenzie,

      I just wanted to write and say an enormous thank you for this article, and all the articles within it.

      I am a new new new witch, but have always felt the path inside of me. It has been a tumultuous start, with (as you say) SO much information out there, not all of it good or (in my humble opinion) constructive at all.

      I have literally been stuck on this page of yours with its wealth of information for about 3 days now and it has been a tremendous help and comfort. Your attitude towards the Craft and the way you describe it feels like I am reading the words of an old friend - In that they feel so familiar, right, and they make perfect sense to me.

      Since accepting and joyfully embracing my path as a Witch, I have been in overdrive gobbling all the constructive information my brain can handle each day in theory study, and the bulk of it is yours.

      You have truly given me a great start on this lifelong journey of mine, and for that I am eternally grateful.

      I will continue to read read read and find joy in stepping onto a road that was a long time coming for me - Your book 13 Moons is sitting in my shopping cart, so I am excited to fall down that rabbit hole of insight!

      You being a fledgling witch once yourself must know how much good guidance is appreciated at such a vulnerable but exciting time in life.

      You are a shepherd, and again I thank you.

      -Poppy

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      Cally 2 months ago

      (This is a reply to Sarah's comment about wanting to cast a bad luck spell on her friends.) I know I'm no Witchcraft professional, but you should never cast a bad spell on someone. In Witchcraft, every spell you cast will come back to you. So if you cast a bad luck spell, be prepared for some bad luck yourself. Again, I'm no Witchcraft professional so maybe you shouldn't listen to me. :D

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      Kas 2 months ago

      Everything i look at says i need a book but i dont have the money.. do i really need a book?

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      Zach 2 months ago

      Really appreciate the time you put into this. Haven't got a chance to look at much from this page yet but have just started transitioning into wicca and have been devouring information. Really great to have all of this compiled together. Have been doing energy work for years so I defiantly know what you mean about foundations and research before actual practice. Anyways thank you so much for putting this out there.

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      Sarah 3 months ago

      I'm 10. One spell has worked for me so far. I feel like there are many fake spells, I don't know which ones are true. Also, when I told my friends what I wanted to be, and do, they just laughed and were like "Sarah, what the heck!" So, now I want to do a spell of bad luck on them!

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      Rosalinda 3 months ago

      I want to learn how to do witch craft

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      Jonas 3 months ago

      Hi, I just started with magic.

      I am only 13 years and I havn't done any spells correct yet, witch spells should I start with?

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      Brandy 3 months ago

      I sent you a email. I'm a beginner and read the article fully and hope I'm clear. I know my jump start on spells were premature after reading your article. But I need spells and proper way to dress candles and disregard of them properly. I need a good beginner books. So I can increase and grow.

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      Giavona doyle 3 months ago

      I've always felt an interest in witchcraft. Almost drawn to it. I have a twin sister and we are so close, we have this crazy energy that lets us feel each other's pain or we can recognize things the other has done. Like we can remember the others memories from the situation. Sometime I believe I'm psychic cause I always have dreams and they always happen and it blows my mind. How do I get started in witchcraft? I would love to learn more. What are some things you can do as a witch"

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      Skylyr 3 months ago

      How do i start? And do you have to be in a cirle or coven?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      At the top, lol. Start reading the ones at the top, and work your way to the bottom

      ;o)

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      Angela 4 months ago

      Great information. I am so interested. Please where and how do I start?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      That's awesome, Fiona! Thank's for sharing.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Hi Navya; Witchcraft is just a skill; and magic is like a natural resource. It's like fire. Yes, you can burn yourself if you're not careful. Fire isn't malevolent looking to get you, it's just powerful. You can do so much good with it though if you're willing to learn how to work with it.

      Witchcraft isn't inherently malevolent either. There are negative energies and negative entities in the world; but they're everywhere. Witchcraft doesn't make it worse; it can open your awareness to these things, but it can also help you defend yourself and others against them more. Mostly, though, Witchcraft is just going to be a practical skill, helping you along with your goals and personal growth.

      Do's are: read/study, meditate, strengthen your mind, begin working with manipulating energy.

      Don'ts: don't look for power outside of yourself (in a tool, in a spell, etc.; it's not, it's in you). Practice ethically and think about the consequences of your actions. Don't dabble; learn it right or don't bother.

      That's my advice; best of luck :o)

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      Fiona Day 4 months ago

      Great speaking video and article. I started 2 years ago but wasn't ready and didn't have enough faith in myself but now ive learned how to accept that all things change - grief joy lacking and having. Im back into learning my craft and building my mind and psychic senses. This is helpful especially now. Thanks

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      Navya Nischala 4 months ago

      Hi

      I'm navya from India , here in India people treat witchcraft as bad practice, but witchcraft is always fascinating to me . I want to learn witchcraft and your information is so useful . Can you tell me what are main " do's and dont's " ?.

      Besides I have a doubt . Is witchcraft harmful or have any bad influences ? I what are the negatives ?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Hi Cally... I recommend you start with a good meditation regime, because a well trained mind is the only essential tool in Witchcraft. It's also important to truly understand what you're doing, and what your mind should be doing during a spell (because that is what actually makes magic happen).

      Best of luck!

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      Cally 4 months ago

      Edit: I didn't mean "If I didn't talk to my parents about it". I didn't mean to type the word "If". ._.

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      Cally 4 months ago

      Hi! I'm 11 years old and I've read a lot of these, hoping to learn how to do Witchcraft. It seems really interesting, and I want to try it. :) If I haven't really asked/talked to my parents about this yet, but I think they would most likely say yes. So if they say yes and when I read all of these, what would you suggest I start with?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      What 'ain't real'? My articles are real, I wrote them ;o)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      You can contact me through my profile page (see above to find it) or email me at mackenziesagewright@wicclit.com.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Hi Natalie... spells are a method to help perform an act of magic. You write them when you need them, or you find ones others wrote and tweak them if you like to suit your specific purpose. There is no set amount of spells, it's just a set of instructions or something like a recipe.

      Of course, the power is not in the spell-- it's in the Witch using the spell (mental discipline, knowing what one is doing, etc.).

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      Natalie 4 months ago

      How many spells r there in witch craft?

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      Viviana Rodriguez 4 months ago

      What's your email so I could message you about it

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Hi, I pretty much delve into that for each specific herb (medicinal, culinary, craft, household, spiritual/magical uses). In general, in any of my articles on spells or rituals, how-tos, etc. if it includes herbs it tells you which ones would be good and how to use them. Thanks :o)

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      Phoebe 4 months ago

      Thank you so much for all of this. You've put common uses of herbs, do you have an article on how to use them that I'm missing somewhere? Thanks again.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Hi Harshita; Witches use incense of all kinds in ritual, because the scent adds yet one more sensory experience that stimulates the mind. But a sealed package of incense sticks-- sounds to me more like they ended up there for an innocuous reason. Do you have any friends/family members who might be trying to encourage you to pray, that maybe put it in there? Is it possible you put your bag down somewhere (work, a store, etc.) that maybe someone mixed it up with another bag, or maybe someone dropped incense and thought it was yours and stuck it in there?

      I mean, yes. Sounds odd, and maybe it is a sign of some sort that you should get more in touch with your spiritual side. But if someone did put them there, I'm guessing it was more with a hope that you'd follow through; not with a spell to force you to do anything.

      If you don't want to use them and don't want to throw them away, why not make a gift to them to someone who can use them? Or donate them to a religious group or something? That way they get used as they were meant to be used but you don't have to feel obligated, or that you did something offensive.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Thank you so much, Rick! So kind of you to say, thanks for commenting. :0)

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      Harshita 4 months ago

      Please help me out. I'm a Hindu by birth, but not very religious. A religious Hindu girl that grew up in India will normally get up in the morning, take a bath, light an incense stick or two, and pray. I don't do that. Last night as I was about to go to sleep, I fumbled in my bag (that I carry everyday to work) for something, and found a packet of incense sticks there. The packet was unsealed. Now, as I have said earlier, I'm not a religious person and I don't light incense sticks. I didn't buy them. Someone must have put them in there. Now, my question is, why would anyone do that? Do you think someone tried to cast a spell on me? They thought I wouldn't be able to throw them away as I am a Hindu and incense sticks are considered holy in my religion? How do I get rid of them? Have you heard of incense sticks being used in witchcraft? Suggest me a way to get rid of them safely.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 months ago

      Hi Cameron; you don't have to be Wiccan to learn magic. Wicca is just one religion, and we embrace magic as a spiritual act. But anyone of any religion can learn magic.

      I wouldn't just look for any old person to teach you. There are scam artists. And there are wanna-be gurus looking to inflate their own sense of self importance. And of course, you have to be careful with strangers online.

      Your best bet is to, first off, start reading and meditating. Because any good teacher is going to expect a student to have taken some initiative to learn.

      You might then want to start visiting some Pagan or occult shops in your area, looking for events such as festivals and psychic fairs, etc. Network and get to know people locally.

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      Cameron 4 months ago

      Can anyone teach me first hand?? I'm not a Wiccan but I am very interested in the magical world.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Marsha; I do hope your legal troubles work out; writing a spell takes some know-how, and so does casting it. If you're new to Witchcraft you might not have the time you need to accomplish this on your own and you might want to seek someone to cast it on your own behalf. I would say try to find a local conjure man/woman (hoodoo) if you can for court cases to come out in your favor and ask them if they'll chew some roots for you. You might try your local spiritual/metaphysical/curio shops to find one.

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      Marsha 5 months ago

      I need to spell that's going to keep me out of prison that's going to help my da and judge give me a lighter sentence

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Petra; real Witchcraft is not like movies or rumors. More likely the storm would have come whether you were angry or not (it's summer... common time for thunderstorms at sea. In my region they happen almost daily).

      Real Witchcraft is a spiritual art rooted in nature and psychology.... it's real easy to tell if you're a Witch. You only need to answer one question:

      Do you practice Witchcraft (intentionally study, work with energy, train the mind, cast spells and perform deliberate magical workings, etc.)?

      If yes, you are a Witch. If no, you are not a Witch.

      If you want to be a Witch, you can be. But don't look for a power. It's not a power. It's a learned skill... learning to manipulate and work with natural energies. Learn it, and you'll be a Witch.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Felix spellbook is just a book where Witches keep spells, and that's pretty much it.

      Book of Shadows was coined by Wicca's founder, Gerald Gardner, and contains a hodgepodge of information pertaining to your spiritual studies, practices & development. It can contain spells, but also liturgy, info about the Gods, your favorite sabbat cookie recipe, coven bylaws, you might write down some vision you had, etc.

      BOS have become popular with non-Wiccans as well. But some Witches just like to keep a spell book and keep it simple.

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      Felixvz 5 months ago

      What is the difference between a spellbook and a book of shadows?

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      jennifer strader 5 months ago

      Love it

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Ghady; not really sure about your question. Who is 'they'? How do 'they' know you have bad energy and spirits? Can you learn Wicca with whom?

      I'm sorry; there are times when we are plagued by some unwanted spirits, or a build-up of negative energy. There are general things you can do-- banishings, cleansings, uncrossings, etc. to help resolve the situation.

      Anyone can study the Wiccan religion.

      Maybe a little elaboration will help me understand your problem better.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 months ago

      Hi King; so glad I inspired you! You can always check witchvox.com to see if there are any local shops in your area. There are also great Pagan/spiritual shops online: Lucky Mojo, Sacred Grove, Magickal Cat, etc. are all known for great quality. A lot of dealers work through Amazon and Ebay as well. You have to be cautious with quality when going through those websites though-- especially with essential oils, as a lot of shops sell fragrance oils (artificial/chemical) and label them essential oils. You can usually tell by the price, or research the company's for their purity rating.

      Making essential oils is a huge endeavor, I have yet to even tackle that as it requires a great deal of herbal product as well as specialized equipment to extract the oils... too involved for me. I personally prefer to make infused oils before using fragrance/chemical/poor quality oil. Infused oils involves mixing herbs (fresh or dry) with a base oil and letting them steep. It can be a less expensive home remedy to essential oils.

      Don't overlook for herbs your local farmer's market, supermarket, or starting your own little pots on the windowsill!

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      302king808 6 months ago

      I've always had a fascination with holistic healing. Growing up i always thanked mother earth when picking flowers for some reason and teach my children that now. I always felt lost as far as fallowing one belief because whos to judge right - I am now a massage therapist. I believe in the power of essential oils and using crystals in healing. I use a pendulum for many different reasons. I even have books pertaining to your site already. So when I came across your website I just Loved It. I feel inspired to learn more about the religion and practice it myself with my 3 daughters. It was fate. Where would I get the herbs, oils, and candles? I already meditate with my crystals. I buy oils but I'd like to try and make some.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 months ago

      Hi Paul. I can't really help, as in all my decades of being a Witch, all my teachers, students, groups I've belonged to, events I've gone to, etc., I've never actually known anyone with any kind of powers like you see in the movies, such as starting fires in the mind. I imagine that unless you're living in a very rustic setting where you need to start fires daily, it'd be terribly impractical.

      You might want to read this article I've written; particularly the section entitled 'Controlling the Elements":

      Elemental Powers and Finding Your Wiccan Element: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Wicca-for-B...

      In short though, I would suggest to anyone who had a psychic ability that the best way towards controlling it would begin with meditation to mentally discipline oneself.

      Best of luck!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 months ago

      Hi Lashun; that depends on a lot of things... For one thing, the person you're in a relationship with gets a say about it.

      I'd need to know more about what you mean before I could recommend a course of action. There are a lot of ways to use magic to help along your relationship.

      If you mean by keeping your relationship together that you want to keep someone around when that person wants to leave, I should point out that this is not a Witchcraft website that promises "I can help you trap the object of affection with emotional bondage , 100% guaranteed". From my perspective, it's better to use magic to let someone go and help yourself move on than it is to use it to emotionally enslave people. I don't recommend it... it never results in a healthy, balanced, happy couple.

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      Lashun 6 months ago

      I wanna know I can keep my relationship together without inference

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      Paul chamness 6 months ago

      So I've learned im a fire starter i can light a fire without it being close to something but how do i make it focussed on a certain area

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 months ago

      Hi Samirah;

      Well, it's good to keep an open mind. So it's possible that you're natural psychic abilities are strong enough to push someone; it's also possible it was a mistake-- a misinterpretation of events. Only time and practice will tell how that plays out.

      There are no age limits. Psychic abilities are not the same thing as Witchcraft, though they tend to overlap.

      Mental discipline is key to controlling anything, so I'd say you need to start with a daily meditation regime.

      Good luck!

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      Samirah glovier 6 months ago

      Hi i am 13 years old and i just wanted to ask is their a age limit to this stuff becase i kinda experienced it. And here is the story i pushed someone without tuching them and is that a good or bad and i was trying to give them a huge and they never talked to me again and non of my parent's did magic and see i never believed in it that much well a little or maybe more i dont know and so what do i do please tell me how i can control my magic or if i am just crazy. My facebook is sam glovier please tell me what i can do......

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 months ago

      thanks Dee1

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      Dee 7 months ago

      This was very helpful to me, I'm looking to start studying witchcraft, and I have legit nobody who I can ask or learn anything about it from, and I'm really interested into witchcraft. This was really informative and helpful!❤