I recently started getting into an actual magical practice. I’ve had an interest in it for years but never but never seriously practiced it. Since a lot of books on magic can be pretty esoteric, I wanted bare bones basic book to give me a general idea of where to start. Practical Magic for Beginners did a nice job of that. It begins with short exercises designed to improve focus and direct your energy works up to some basic rituals that you can personalize and make your own.
The instructions and writing are straightforward and easy to follow, though I could have done with some more illustrations as I am not a particularly visual thinker. It doesn’t dive particularly deep into particular types of magical practice bu that’s to be expected. I would have liked some references to different books or websites for those who wanted to study more about a particular type of magical practice. It did have some good tips. I have no started a magical journal which I add to daily and I am doing the basic exercises referenced in the beginning.
If you’re interested in started a magical practice or just curious about magic in general, this book is a great way to dip your toe in the waters. It also gives you some great hands-on activities you can do to get started.