If you just start playing Malum, this guide will provides some tips for you, which will help you out.
You need to understand that you are looking for symbols to match in your book, and then find the items to place around the pentagram in the correct position. Note, the same symbol can appear in multiple places.2. Start with the Manor
Hospital is too hard.
3. Get the med kit
These appear in your starting area. You can only carry one thing, so when you see an object then drop your medkit (Q key). Ideally, drop the medkit in a nearby hall so you can see it from multiple directions.
4. Take the items to the pentagram
Of course this means you need to know where the pentagram is. Find it ASAP. Drop all items (Q key) in the pentagram area. Arrange them when you know all three symbols.
5. Symbol nicknames
So you can recall the symbols quickly. Candelabra. T with left curl. 8. etc
6. Watch Streams
This game will likely evolve, so check out the streamers, ask them questions.