• Well I started off just being interested in the idea of being pagan.  I started looking at crystal books and then one day I was walking and I hit a patch of dirt.  I felt a bolt of energy go through my body and a sudden yearning to touch a plant.  I touched a flower and it was like the flower said hi to me.  I wrapped my hand around a tree trunk and smelled a fresh pine smell.  I experimented with this and found that each tree has its own "signature," and I even get images when I touch a tree, not just smell something.  

    I talked with a man who lives in my building about what was going on and he wanted to train me in wicca.  He's a supposed guardian.  It was all good and fine until one weekend when there was a damn ritual in my apartment and something about portals.  I found that there my apartment (possibly a demon) and I had to cleanse it.  I think it's gone now and I've been though the process of moving things around.  

    And this last week there was another incident in a friend's apartment with some kind of entitiy and another portal.  My friend thinks the guardian was somehow involved in making a portal in his apartment.

    And here I am now.  I would really like to know what was going on during these experiences, but I also want to learn more about wicca, hence why I enrolled at the school.   Does anyone have experience in this kind of stuff?  Any advice?

  • It really is a family thing with me my grandmother taught me things when I was a child. It is just who I am. 😁

  • Once I get the ages/dates written down I'll do this.  To say that my personal spiritual/religious paths (as I see these a seperate things) throughout my life has been complex is very much an understatement.   

  • I was brought up Roman Catholic, and my parents were strict. There were many things I didn't know why we did and I podered over the Bible. I read it over and over. I saw over and over again that Jesus spread the message of Love and Light, but the people of my faith didn't seem to represent that. I started questioning my catholic faith around the age of 12, but It wasn't till 14 that I completely split  from the faith. I went to priests and nuns who I asked my questions and they all gave me different answers, and they pretty much told me that something was wrong with me for having these questions and that if I continued on this path I would go to hell. I thought about it and wondered why such a loving god would torture children with hell. At that point my family was already odd. My mom had tarot cards that were out of use, and no one was allowed to touch, but my dad wanted her to do it for a Halloween party, she rufused. I wanted to learn though, but I couldn't find where she had hid the cards, but I did find a book about modern witches, I snuck it out and read it. I was fasinated. I looked up stuff and learned about energy transfer. I was a wierd kid in my catholic school, I saw spirits and sometimes saw clips of the future and a bunch of physic stuff like that, but once I somewhat learned about it, I learned about how to control the energy I sensed, and I practiced. I went around the house and expiremented with what I had learned, and I felt something different, I looked through the cabinet that I felt the wierd energy coming from and I found her tarot cards. I started messing with them and it was amazing. I started looking up meanings and I stumbled across more and more information. From there I found Paganism, and I read every online source I could find. As I read more and more, I became more and more Pagan, and much later, I became a priestess.

    • I would love to know what religion you are a Priestess in.   As we know Paganism is very diverse.  I always find it interesting to read how people were brought to this path.   Each story is different but most share similar themes. 

      Thank you for being so open about what led you to where you are. 

      • Yeah of course, I want people to be able to learn from my story like Iearned from others. And priestess in Lokean heathenry :)

        • Cool.

  • I was sixteen years old and while I respect the faith I was brought up with (Judaism) I always felt more keenly the divine when I was in nature.  As a young person, I would sit by the trees and feel as though they were speaking.   I also could feel a tingling between my hands.   However, I was also brought up to be skeptical, which I think is still a good thing.   Then I met my friend Todd David Berg.   Todd had demonstratable psychic abilities.  Todd introduced me to my Wiccan teacher back before the internet when such teachers were hard to find.   This was over 45 years ago.   My teacher Crystal had learned Wicca from Judy at the Eye of the Cat in Hollywood, California.  She also had been trained in 1734.   Crystal, like a lot of Wiccans, created her own eclectic Wiccan tradition combining elements of 1734 with Wicca.   I also studied New Age Kabbalah at the House of Hermetics.   Eventually, I became a High Priestess and started my own coven that I led for over 20 years before moving away.  

    As I get older I get more and more Pagan, but that is another story. 

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