November 18, 2012

Spells For Beginners

So, you’ve decided that researching spells for beginners is a place you want to start down your path toward magic. Maybe you aren’t quite ready to commit to the Wicca religion, but you are ready to start learning about magic. Well, I have just a little advice for you—do not take this lightly. For believers, magic is powerful and opens practitioners up to all sorts of experiences, good and evil. If you are searching for spells for beginners, you may want to wait until you have done a little more research on Wicca.

As I searched the web for information for this article, I found myself bombarded more with warnings than with actual spells for beginners. Each semi-credible website that discussed this topic started with a warning similar to “You shouldn’t try a spell will-nilly,” or “Do not just dabble,” or “Make sure you have prepared yourself before practicing magic,” or some other warning to prepare an interested party for the power of spells.

Now, I am not a member of the Wicca religion, nor do I proclaim to know anything about spells for beginners or spells for professional practitioners. But I do know when something shouldn’t be taken lightly, and if a majority of websites—from blogs to research sights to sites on the Fantastic—all say to step carefully when looking into spells, that’s advice worth taking. If magic exists, I certainly do not want any Joe Blow practicing it on me or anyone else. I feel the same way about medicine. I do not listen to just anyone about my health, so why would I listen to just anyone about something as mysterious as magic?

For those seriously interested in spells for beginners, any number of websites exist to help prepare and teach. For those who just want to “dabble” in it, don’t. Even if magic isn’t real, it is not worth ignoring those who are members of the Wicca religion. Just like with anything else, we must learn and respect a subject, a faith, before jumping into it. The Wicca religion and the spells deserve that respect.

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Rayshell E. Clapper is an Associate Professor of English at a rural college in Oklahoma where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and non-fiction at several conferences and events including: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium, Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference, and Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Her publications include Cybersoleil Journal, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Red Dirt Anthology, Originals, and Oklahoma English Journal. Beyond her written works, she successfully created a writer's group in rural Oklahoma to support burgeoning writers. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. She hopes to help inspire others through her words.

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