When it comes to practising anything, one thing rules over all crafts and that is the basics. It can be in relation to pretty much anything; cooking, witchcraft, divination, martial arts, meditation. Everyone starts at nothing and have to build up from there, with the basics being at the bottom supporting everything that is built upon it. To start from beginner and to end at adept it is like building a house, foundations need to be placed down and a house built upon it. Basics are important for this reason and should stay fresh in the mind.