As witches and Pagans, we often have to build our own practice, at least in part. This area of the site has tools to help you do that, and to help you deepen and expand your practice over time.

Building: tree on a deep red background

The basic steps

It can be a challenge to figure out where to start. These five steps will help you figure out how to get going, hopefully with less frustration.

  1. Look at your self and your current life.
  2. Learn about different paths.
  3. Choose somewhere to start.
  4. Start with some simple practices.
  5. Build deeper practices.

Where are you right now?

Learn about different paths

Choose somewhere to start

This next step is where you start looking for materials that will help you learn about your chosen path. What these are will depend on the path, but they might include:

Finding books, websites, and discussions that tell you more about the path you’re interested in. Check out the Doing section of this site for common religious witchcraft practices, and Learning and Resources sections for some recommended titles and resources.

Connecting with other people who follow roughly the same path. Explore books, podcasts, local events, and other options. The Connecting section of this site has more.

Picking a couple of initial sources to start with. Don’t feel you need to read or learn everything immediately.

Start with simple practices

My articles on practices in religious witchcraft have their own section, but the links below talk about how to make use of these practices. (You may also want to check out the Adapting section for working with specific needs or limits you may have.)

Build deeper practices

What my practice looks like

Examples often help me with figuring out what I should do in my own practice. These articles talk about more of how my practice have changed over time – and about things that aren’t part of my practice for various reasons.

Don’t feel yours should look like this! Do what works for you (and as relevant, the Gods, powers, or other beings you build relationships with.) There are obviously also a number of details of my practice I don’t talk about here.

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