Spells in books and spells you make.
Simple or not? To buy or not?
Making up your own spells and rituals is not as easy as it sounds, especially if your constantly asking yourself will this work? To make a spell work is to believe that it will and therefor to have a tried and tested ready made spell is to hopefully know it works.
Therefor it is ideal that you have a blank spell book for your own personal creations and either a published spell book or researched spells. Spells can be bought from retailers although most of them do not work, never by a ready made spell with all the items needed as a kit unless it states that it is TRIED AND TESTED within the description. Then even after seeing this information how would you know this retailer is telling the truth, to be honest you don't, with ebay you can look at the persons feedback but even then they could be new or a new addition to their sales, a retailer on the street can show you credits from past clients but theres nothing to say if they are genuine or not. Real witches however and elder folk usually do not lie, spells past down within your family are usually real ones with numerous results and well worth recording in a special note pad or book of shadows.
My suggestion to all is that they have at least one published spell book in their collection, the elemental encyclopedia of 5000 spells, titanias spell books (look under titania) and silver ravenwolves Book of shadows are a few of the reliable ones. And one book of their own to add any ideas and spells that they may wish to try.
The question still reins on whether to make up your own or not, the new age of the craft make their own spells regually but the key to spells is to really believe they will work, and to buy from someone who knows what they are doing.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have and help out where I can and I hope this guide is helpful to you.