Advertisements Call a Wiccan Psychic for Guidance! Home > How to Learn Witchcraft Witchcraft or wicca is a pagan religion--a religion of nature. The first step to learn witchcraft is to study the religion itself. You can do this by studying as many books and journals both offline and online. The next step is to explore the magic. Magic is not a hocus pocus way of bending the laws of nature to suit your needs. For this you need to understand the fundamental principles of casting circles, calling quarters, invoking God/ goddess, raising and directing the energies and finally, grounding, centering and closing the circle. Try to understand the various phases of the moon, its waxing, growing full and waning and their effect on your moods and body. You must also do some meditation and visualization exercises to increase your concentration and focus. Now you can begin your basic spell work starting with your new moon ritual. Do not go after the word-for-word rituals that you read everywhere.