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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      Natarlia 5 days ago

      Hi I have a question I have been drawing pentacles on my drawing books for no reason and I would space out or day dream I have been drawing them since I was 12 so I wanted to know if I should be worried or not and why I keep drawing them cause it's starting scare me a little

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 days ago

      Hi James; in my experience, real magic doesn't work like that. It works with nature, not against it. I would use spells to become more accepting of myself, to help speed along therapy/surgery, etc.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 days ago

      Hi Abbie; I would suggest start reading the articles at the top and work your way down... that's why they were written.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 days ago

      Hi Cindy; I don't send newsletters here, the articles are all below, or you could check out my website wicclit.com for workshops, videos, books, blogging, etc.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 days ago

      Hi Lynne; not judging your friend at all (who's perfect? Anyone can take a wrong turn in life). I think you are a wonderful friend for trying to be of help.

      No signing up needed here... the articles are all there, laid out for you.

      Is it possible to send your friend something? A charm bag, something that's small and doesn't require candles or anything like that? If night it might be a good idea to get your friend's picture & write her name on it & burn candles for her to send her peaceful & supportive energies.

      Hope things work out for you & your friend.

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      James 9 days ago

      Hi I’m just wondering if there’s a way someone can change there gender with magic

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      Cindy44672 10 days ago

      looking forward to my first newletter

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      lynne jenkinson 11 days ago

      Hi I am happy to sign up however I have a 'urgent request is for a spell to help someone who is going through a very difficult time without compromising her confidentiality she is in low mood and is trying to adjust to a new lifestyle basically she is trying to get her life back on track after

      spell in prison and just needs support which I can only give her by email because I am here in England and she lives in the States ( we are not here to judge others for the mistakes they make in life I adopt the philosophy 'There for the grace of god go I' I am going light candles to send her positive energy but she is struggling

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      Ethan 12 days ago

      I mean no harm but is there any easy spell to just rid of any doubt in my mind and can you tell me what the result would look like eg. A temporary blindness illusion spell?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 12 days ago

      Hi Sue; yes, both men and women are Witches. There's no minimum age per say-- a child born into a magical family is going to grow up learning certain things (how to concentrate, how to sense energy, etc.) from the time they are young. For those not growing up in a magical family it can take more time to learn, and this might require being old enough to read and understand books and articles on the topic.

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      Sue denim 13 days ago

      Can men be witches? How old should somebody be to begin? Is there a minimum age?

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      Breonna 13 days ago

      thank you

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 weeks ago

      Thanks Mariah; have you read through the articles? I try to address things people struggle to understand. If there's something specific tripping you up let me know and maybe I can help. Thank you!

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      Mariah 2 weeks ago

      I still don’t understand. I believe in magic but it still won’t work.

      It’s hard for me. I need help and I know u can’t help bc ur from a different country.

      P.S Its very great for the others.

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      Victoria 3 weeks ago from Uk

      I want know more and want to learn

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      Kathy 3 weeks ago

      Want to lear

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      Luzmarie 3 weeks ago

      Is there any possible way you can cast a spell for me? Ive been having a anxiety attack since December. And I want to forget that it ever happened so I can be at peace. Please I beg you.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      It would be so nice to cure the world's problems with a simple spell; but magic is part of nature, and nature requires balance. Unfortunately the world will never be a perfect place, it's all part of the package. The trick is learning to bring the good and love out from within, and let that rule you, instead of more negative emotions that do more harm than good.

      We can do magic to help improve things, to boost our efforts to make improvements, but we can't just make everything bad disappear unfortunately. The things that upset us comes with the territory, it's just part of having feelings.

      Easiest way to summon an animal is to do what I did: go to the pound & adopt ;o)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      Hi Kimiya; anyone of any religion can practice Witchcraft (well, if they think their religion allows it).

      Witchcraft works because you study and practice it, not because of your religion.

      Wicca is a Pagan religion, it is a different religion than Christianity or Islam.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      Could be a lot of reasons spells don't work. For one thing, do you understand why you're writing things down? Why are you using the symbol of the pentagon? Why fold it 3 times? If you don't understand why you're doing what you're doing, it's less likely to work.

      Also, why three things? Three separate things should be taken care of in three separate spells.

      Have you spent much time meditating, learning to focus on your desires? Are you focusing on them the right way? Do you know the right way?

      There is more to spells than just writing on papers or lighting candles, so if you're having trouble you might want to keep studying. It takes time to learn.

      Good luck to you ;o)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      Hi Shickera; that is a good reason for learning it. Hope you enjoy my articles :o) thanks for commenting.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 weeks ago

      Hi Edgar; do you mean transform into them or take on their likeness somehow? I've never heard of things like that outside of fiction. If I'm mistaken and you mean something else, let me know.

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      Cassidy 5 weeks ago

      following

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      Amiliya 7 weeks ago

      Hi I'm 13 and I would love to learn everything there is about the craft that I love and respect so very much. I haven't much training but I'm willing to do whatever it take to be a witch. I've thought about this a lot and I'm ready to be the best witch possible even if I'm not a blood witch. Can you please help me?

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      NatsuZeref2002 2 months ago

      Ma'am Im a 15 years old boy.Can I use any spell to make this world good and full of love.And can I summon an animal who will always be my best friend and be with me forever. I love animals.

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      madyson 2 months ago

      Hello, i dont know if you still are actually on this, i have always been very spiritual because of my family. i would like to talk privately with you in email but i cannot seem to find your email. so if you would please let me know

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      Falina 3 months ago

      I'm very interested in learn everything , meditation, relaxation from the stress of the outer world.. leaving my home environment is often a hard thing for me...I'm a peace with nature every camping trip I take or a walk to in the woods I all way bring a peace of nature home and add it to my garden or home ,could be rocks ,drift wood, anything that catches my fancy and brings me peace.... I often wonder why I 'm so unsettled with people , not trusting..I work in a environment of may people , stress, and bullying from management...Tuesday January 16 I have a meeting and feel I'm going to experienc bullying again how can I pretect myself, calm my self ...can i keep harm and native people at bay.

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      Gemma Anderson 3 months ago

      Hi this is in answer to kimiya66, ...wicca is its own celebrated religion, however you Dont have to be wiccan to practice witchcraft, you can belong to any religion or non at all, depending on your beliefs,....so yes you can be Muslim and still practice witchcraft, hope this helps.

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      Kimiya66 3 months ago

      Hi, i want to know for doing witchcrafts & wicca i have to be Christian? Cuz im Muslim and i want to know doing witchcafts and wiccas will work for me or not???what should i do?

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      Unknown 3 months ago

      Does anyone know how to do a boundary spell that can hold people to one location?

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      Gemma Anderson 3 months ago

      Hi, McKenzie, I have a question....I recently acquired a rose quartz tumblestone,...when I held it I immediately had a strange feeling, it was a good, light hearted feeling, and I actually felt a connection with that particular crystal quite strongly, however...since the other day, I decided to cleanse it, only with running water, and picturing a white light,....I then proceeded to charge it ,by leaving it on my windowsill at night, last night,...but since I woke, I've tried spending time with the crystal, tried programming it, but I Dont get that good,strong feeling or connection now, or I feel now is a slight withdrawing, its as if the crystal is asleep,.... It may sound strange but that's how I feel I can explain it,.....is this normal crystal behaviour?.

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      Gemma Anderson 3 months ago

      Hi, this is a reply to Kacie, you said you try to draw yourself away from things like this only to end up here again,...I can say this is also true for me, the thing is you are fighting against your heart, if you feel connected in anyway to this life, then you need to stop fighting it, and just go where it takes you,....clearly its calling to you.

      I hope this helps,

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      Kacie 3 months ago

      Im not really sure what is going on with me, I try to draw myself away from these websites but I always end up here again, but the problem is is that I am young, most of you people are at least 18+ I’m obssesed with the woods, lucky charms crystals, stars and my star sign but I am scared and easily frightened of things so I am confused what do I do? My family would laugh at me if I told them these things, so I am pretty sure they have no history on witches??

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      John 3 months ago

      is there different things to learn to be a male witch ?

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      ABHISHEK 3 months ago

      I wrote 3 things that i want in a paper and make a pentagon then i fold it 3 times... But it does not work why?

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      Shickera 3 months ago

      Hello I was interested rain learning magic so I can learn how to protect my love ones.

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      Edgar Ramirez Alvarez 4 months ago

      Hello is it possible to impersonate another person??

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      Gemma Anderson 4 months 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 4 months ago

      i want to be a true magician

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

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

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      peter graydon 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

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      Mackenzie 5 months ago

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

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      Robin 5 months ago

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

      Thanks! Robin & Chloe

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      Robin Gustlin 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

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      Kristine 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

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      Thamil 5 months ago

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

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

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

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 months ago

      Do you have a spell to get out of debt

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      SugarSpells 6 months ago

      Any info on oils? And cleansing with oils?

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      Cole 6 months 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.. 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

      Thanks Gemma, I appreciate it!

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      Gemma Anderson 6 months 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

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      Rhoslyn 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

      Thanks Stephanie!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

      Awesome. Love this page

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      thewanderingpoppy 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

      I want to learn how to do witch craft

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      Jonas 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 months ago

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

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