Allisson writes: Hi, I'm 16 and I've only just got into magic. The problem is, I don't want to tell anyone because my parents would just think I was mad. I don't really get pocket money so I have trouble getting hold of certain books and ingredients to perform spells.
Are there any simple spells I can practice using basic household items to start me off? Thank you for any advice.
This is pure energy magic, doesn't cost a dime and no-one will ever know.
I would also recommend the 1st Sanctuary Meditation (available from www.dragonrising.com) which has the same benefits and then many more besides indeed.
In general, there are many spells on this site which need nothing more than a piece of paper, a mirror or a bit of salt. Candles if they are a problem can be imaginary candles, as long as you treat it seriously, "evoke" the candle, light it and treat it in all ways as though it was a hard candle instead of a matrix construct.
Be inventive. Be intelligent. Be creative. USE YOUR MIND. Use your intuition. Build up your ability to visualise, and concentrate. Learn to take basic things like sand, a rock, plain water and CHARGE THEM with intention to become the tool you need.
A handful of rice crispies charged with the intention required for a spell or potion is a great deal more effective than some sort of super-exotic herb that is just chucked thoughtlessly into a pan "because the spell book says so" and that's a fact.
Magic is in essence all about will and intention. All the paraphernalia are only there to help THAT come into being, like training wheels on a bike. The truth is, you don't need anything for magic other than your own self.
Get started, do what you can and learn, that's the way to do it.