I have a question for all those who may be interested. How did you come to your present path and what events were pivotal in brining you to this present path? I ask this because I am still in a gray area - still searching. I can say that I have come from a Christian background, but this was solely from my own work and not inherited. I have gone through different denominations as well as different theological viewpoints. Deep down inside, no matter where I went, there was this unsettling feeling that I did not belong, though at times there was a strong feeling of belonging; nevertheless, the group mindset has always unnerved me. I have a strong bent towards individualism, or autonomy. I can see myself as the lone shaman who enjoys the occasional mingling with others of like mind, but to lock myself into a hive mindset is absolutely anethema to me.
Currently, I am looking for a new way of life that suits my...being, for lack of a better word. I desire change in myself and my situation in life. Or, perhaps better, I desire to know myself better, to heal myself and to pass that onto others. I wish to have mastery over my world and, having done such, to teach others how to live in harmony with who they are.
I did belong to a hermetic lodge for a very short time, but it was nothing of great significance. I say this just to give you some more background info about myself.
Anyway, if there is anyone who would like to share their story, I would be grateful because I will have feedback to help govern any further decisions concerning my path.
P.S. One other thing - I should say a major "thing" - that brought me here is that I feel at home in nature. Growing up in the city, I have cultivated a healthy hatred for city life. This, of course, is personal and does not reflect upon others or their choices. To me, I am more in touch with "God" in nature than in the city - the peace that comes from a "natural" language being spoken through the silence.
Thank you. I have the first book for Witch School that was recommended to me by my local metaphysical shop. This came about from having a lengthy discussion about finding a path to suit my spiritual needs.