Nicholas makes excellent points that apply to most magical and spiritual practices and systems, not just ceremonial magic. Do give this article a read.

Someone recently messaged me on Discord, saying that they had performed the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram for the first time and were worried about the consequences of messing it up if they accidentally forget an angel name or inadvertently omit the closing Qabalistic Cross. They were feeling anxious about it, and wondering if…

Mistakes Along the Path — Hermeticulture