I am a novice as well, those techniques have helped me speed my work up very much.
at work at the moment, but the search bar has a lot of related threads with very relevant knowledge.
Nobody is just a straight magick master. The grounding, meditation, banishing, that is how one begins to train their mastery over the magick. That is where I would recommend beginning, based on how helpful they were for my progress.
Ive had people throwing bad vibes and hate my way for a while. After putting these practices to action, i find myself less pulled by the currents of life, and more able to strengthen my own current.
Anyone may correct me if Im wrong, but hexes and curses are someone/thing projecting their current onto you. When you can project your own current, you can deflect your enemy’s