I want to use this section to introduce you to spell casting basics. The very first thing I want to reiterate to you is "Be careful what you witch for." No that's not a typo. Remember that if you cast spells to cause negative impacts on other people's lives those energies will come back to you 3 fold. Also I want you to realize that you have no right to cast spells that interfere with another person's free-will. I may know that someone is doing something detrimental to their own good, but I cannot cast a spell to stop them. However, I can cast a spell to help them come into the realization that they are on a self-destructive course.
As for love spells; again, we can't interfere with another person's free will. Besides, if you cast a spell to snare someone you think is THE right one it will be very difficult to get rid of of Mr. or Ms. Right when you realize they are not what you wanted after all.
As we go through the lessons you will learn about the altar, the tools, casting the circle, etc. I just want to take this time to tell you that YOU and the emotional charge(energy) that you put into the spell are the most important element of spell work. It is also important that you work with focus and remove all conflicting thoughts or feelings before you begin. For instance, if you are casting a money spell and afterwards you think "I know it won't work" you have just negated all your spell work. Visualizing yourself having the the money you need or the job you want.
It is also very important to keep exacting records of your spell work. Without accurate records how will you be able to repeat a successful spell or not repeat one that didn't work? For this reason a Book of Shadows is a must.