What is magic?
Magic is altering your consciousness according to your will. It’s changing what you experience to whatever you’d like to experience.
Visualize a quarter vividly, and imagine vividly that you are going to find the quarter on the street. Then, look for the quarter every time you take a walk, meanwhile continuing to visualize it. See how long it takes you to find the quarter¹.
Training in magic helps your life to become more magical rather than when you just perform a spell or ritual. A vague consensus of daily magical practice would include meditation, energy work, and lastly spell work, divination, or spirit work. This could take 30 minutes to a couple hours, as needed or desired. 20 minutes of meditation, 5 minutes of energy work, and a 5 minute spell, divination, or prayer will get you started nicely. Better than most probably.
Book 4: Liber ABA – Aleister Crowley
Liber Null & Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic – Peter J. Carroll
¹Prometheus Rising – Robert Anton Wilson