awalkinghurricane asked: All my life I've been curious about witchcraft, I've always felt like there was this whole new way of life waiting for me, but I have absolutely no point of direction, where do I start? Any blogs that could teach me some basics, or some insight from you all?
Hi there, awalkinghurricane :)
We have all been where you are at some point. Even after years of practicing, sometimes you get stuck in a rut and feel like you need to start anew again, change the direction of your path, learn new things, etc.
In either case, we always people to just take baby steps. If you plan to make witchcraft a permanent part of your life, then you have plenty of time to learn and practice, and shouldn’t be in any rush to figure it all out right away. It’s perfectly okay to feel confused and unsure. Like any new skill, you don’t want to attempt too much too soon. In the beginning stages, one of the best things you could do is read and absorb as much knowledge as you can.
For starters, books are a great resource. I highly suggest going on Amazon searching for 101-style books, spell books, witchy encyclopedias, etc. and buying a few that interest you. There may even be some at your local library you could read. If you’d like, you can take a look at our Arcane Archive and see if there are any titles there that interest you. I personally did a lot of reading when I first started to become curious about witchcraft, learning as much as I can about all different kinds of witchcraft practices. There are many ways to practice witchcraft, and over time you’ll start to figure out what gels with you and what doesn’t. You may even start to create practices of your own.
When you feel ready to start putting it all into practice, start with simple spells or rituals with simple goals. You don’t want to attempt too much too soon when you’ve only just started to learn what witchcraft is and how magic works. Work your way up to the more complex stuff and have patience with yourself as you learn.
If you don’t have access to books, the Internet can be just as helpful. We try to reblog as much helpful information on this blog as possible, so keep an eye out for those posts. We also answer a lot of questions you may find helpful, and if you ever have any specific questions for us, we’ll try our best to answer them! Another blog I recommend you check out is natural-magics, as it’s filled with tons and tons of helpful information.
I hope this is helpful to you! Thanks for your question and best of luck to you as you start this new chapter in your life :)