I'm new but I want to know how I can get into witchcraft? I'm really interested.
There is no set way to get into witchcraft, it’s different for all of us. I’ll share the path I started on (well, kind of) to get you started!
I got into witchcraft with by means of energy manipulation and meditation a few years ago. I think these two are basic building blocks for any witch, considering that energy manipulation will be needed to cast spells, and that meditation can be used as a setting stone for various rituals, techniques, etc.,
Meditation, as I mentioned above, is another fundamental stepping stone of witch craft. Simply taking a deep breath, clearing your mind, and focusing on your breathing is a form of meditation.
I was always taught meditation by word of mouth, not through a book or anything. Not until I started looking myself.
and those are what I consider the fundamental.
From here, you can start branching off into other, more “witchy” things. An easy beginner “spell” that most people start with is a sigil, which is a magickal symbol with a meaning.
here’s an tutorial on how to make one (and I’ll be making my own later on). Tbh I haven’t even read through the whole thing I linked and it’s a lot, i haven’t given my opinion on it. I’ll be making a sigil post later, and I’ll link it.
As a witch, you’ll also want a grimorie or a book of shadow. While they are technically separate, most people use the term interchangeably. A grimorie is a book used to keep all your “research” that you do as a witch. So moon phases, spells*, crystal information, herb info, etc., is what you’ll be putting in your grimorie.
Essentially it’s anything witchy related.
Your book of Shadows is where your spells go, apparently. But I don’t have one, I have a grimorie and that alone, and I put my research and spells inside of it.
Crystals are another thing that many witches start with. Crystals can be used for various things. I have a smokey quartz for protection and to dispel negative energy, a clear quartz for spell work (idk where it went tbh tho, i think it ran away), and two selenites. One to raise my vibrations, and another to use as a wand.
Find a crystal you think you may need, look up its meaning, and go from there.
These are the basics. This is how I
Now from here, you branch out, and your research is your own.
Find out what kind of witch you are. What do you have an attraction to? The woods, the city, space, everything? Finding out what kind of witch you are can give you a direction of where you want to go with your path and what you want to study.
You’ll mostly start casting spells when you find a need to cast spells. You’ll maybe find specific spells to cast. Some for beauty, money, protection, and so on.
A word of caution–Take precaution. Don’t dive into anything without fully understanding it or protecting yourself. Some things can be dangerous if we’re not handling them correctly.
Feel free to ask more questions!