Much of magic is the same,
Christians use the sign of the cross to ward of evil we use circles, Christians revere saints and angels, we use spirits.
Its all veraiations of a theme if you believe it will happen it probably will. however I have been dreaming of 10 million quid coming my way in the lottery yet those darned spirits still have not come up with the goods (DAMN YOU!!!!!!!).
I use prayer to my Goddess and a nice wlak in the night air or on a sunny day, thats my magic, it reaffirms me to my place in nature and makes me able to cope with this donkey ride to hell that is a little thing called life.
If I need an extra bit of help from her serenity I ask for it, sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt, if it doesnt it is probably for the best anyway.