personally suggest that you study a particular branch of magic and
follow that path. Particular paths in magic are good and I suggest that
you follow a system that feels natural to you and is based on the
properties of Love. People do decide to mess around with black magic
and they usually destroy themselves in the end. Walking the path of
peace and love are the two highest callings a magician can follow. When
you understand the laws of cause and effect and the natural laws of
karma you will understand why black magic is so harmful and negative.
When you are following a particular path of magical belief and study
only follow and listen to teachers that tell you to use magic for the
betterment of yourself and all sentient beings.
Knowing how to do real magic spells is a part of a process that
contains different elements and pieces. Having the mental state to
establish a psychic connection to the universe is the first step to
accomplishing any form of magic spells actually working. The magical
path can be walked alone or in a group.
I personally have learned and trained with different people and orders
and now walk on my own as a magician. Ultimately, using magic and
gaining real ability with it will be entirely up to you. What you
experience will be governed by your thoughts and your beliefs. This is
the pliable and moldable fabric of magic.