This is a community created article by Christophernjsp. Edited for, A simple start.
Getting started with Ars Magica 2 Is quite simple. First you will need to find an Essence pool. Place a book in an item frame within a few blocks of the pool and watch the show. This will give you the Arcane Compendium, which has everything you need to continue using the mod, from guides, to structures, to items, to bosses. If you lie guides on the wiki we have them too.
Arcane Compendium· Crystal Phylactery· White Chalk· Blue Chalk· Red Chalk· Keystone· Lightning Charm· Life Ward· Mana Cake· Player Journals· Spell Parchment· Warding Candles· Wizard's Chalk· Workbench Grid Upgrade
Air· Arcane· Earth· Ender· Fire· Ice· Life· Lightning· Nature· Water
Hell Cow's Horn· Nature's Scythe· Winter's Grasp
Ender Boots· Magitech Goggles
Circlet· Armor· Leggings· Boots
Antenna of the Fire Guardian· Earth Armor· Water Orbs
Sigil Stand· Sigil of Gentle Rains· Sigil of Nature's Bounty· Sigil of The Felled Oak· Sigil of The Flat Lands· Sigil of Butchery· Sigil of Progeny· Sigil of Containment· Sigil of Interdiction· Sigil of The Light· Sigil of The Lunar Tides· Sigil of The Packed Earth