Beginner Witch Guide – 21 Things To Research


“Magick is an art; using reality and the world as its canvas.”
― Dacha Avelin

Hi, my loves and welcome to WiccaNow. Recently I’ve been sharing some of my favourite spells and rituals, like this potent love spell, a home protection spell, a sleep aid spell and an anti-anxiety spell. Today I thought we’d explore a more general topic and something that many of you have been asking about. Namely, which things to research as a beginner witch.

For those of you completely new to the craft, the list of topics in this ‘beginner witch guide’ might seem overwhelming but don’t worry, feel free to just pick one or two topics that appeal to you the most and start from there. There is absolutely no need to become an expert in every topic. The idea is to provide you with a roadmap from which you can work out your own preferred route on the journey to discovering your inner witch.

Beginner witch guide
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Beginner Witch Guide

I suggest working with this list as a broad guide. See which topics interest you the most on an intuitive level and start from there. You’ll find that the more that you dive into each topic, the more it will unfold for you.

I, for example, was instantly drawn to crystals when I first started out. I read everything I could about them and the more I learned the more I wanted to know. This is still a large part of my craft and my love for them hasn’t dimmed in the slightest. If you want to read more about being a crystal witch, check out this post about crystal witchcraft.

21 Topics Every Beginner Witch Should Research

  1. Types of Spells
  2. Basic Witch Supplies
  3. The history of witchcraft
  4. Different types of witches
  5. Witches familiars
  6. Types of magick
  7. Types of divination such as Tarot
  8. Talismans and sigils
  9. Symbols
  10. Deities
  11. Lucid dreaming (astral projection)
  12. The elements
  13. Grounding
  14. Meditation
  15. Herbs
  16. Crystals
  17. Plants
  18. Altars
  19. Moon phases
  20. Sabbats
  21. Energy
Beginner Witch Guide - types of divination illustrated and named against a multicoloured watercolour background
Divination (from Latin divinare “to foresee, to foretell, to predict, to prophesy “, related to divinus, divine), or “to be inspired by a god”, is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual.

So lovelies, I hope this beginner witch guide has inspired you to find a topic to research. Remember, magick only works if you believe it will!

Sending love and light, as always BLESSED BE

xoxo Amythest

book page with things to research as a beginner witch written on it along with a list of research topics and some illustrations
I’ve made a lovely Book of Shadows download for you about things to research as a beginner witch. It’s instantly downloadable and has a clear background so you can print it on a pretty coloured paper if you wanted to. Click here to shop this page on Etsy.

Shop My Favorite Beginner Witch Supplies

witch st with crystals
This cute little witchy set makes the perfect starter kit for beginner witches. The bowl is made from an abalone shell and would be perfect for mixing herbs in or placing your burning smudging stick into. The set includes a sage smudges stick and a set of chakra balancing crystals. Click here to buy

lavender, rose and white sage smudge sticks
These rose and white sage smudge sticks are hand-made with organic sage. I adore using smudge sticks to help clear negative energies from my apartment. Click here to buy
Anthame knife
The design of this athame knife totally speaks to me! Use it symbolically during your spell work or for cutting magickal herbs. Click here to buy

amethyst geode
Amethyst is the perfect beginner’s crystal! These deep purple amethyst geodes make a beautiful altar decoration and bring focused energy and mental clarity to your spell work. Click here to buy

Amythest May

Amythest is a true white witch spreading love and light wherever she goes. When she's not in the kitchen blending oils or baking delicious treats for her friends, you can find her walking in nature, communicating with the great divine or perched atop her meditation pillow breathing in and breathing out.

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