|Eclectic Witchling Wannabe, Female, 43, Mother, Cherokee Turtle Clan Member, Certified Foot Reflexologist, Bipolar Disorder Advocate
I've studied metaphysical topics since about the age of 9. I started having spontaneous OOBEs at age 12 & was 18 before I learned what was happening & that it had a name. From that point, into my early 30s, I studied various metaphysical topics such as: OOBEs, Astral Planes and Travel, various Planes of Existence, Angels, Elementals, Reincarnation, Karma, Threefold Law, Past-Life Regressions, importance of Gratitude, Ascended Masters, various forms of Meditation, Holistic and Alternative Healing, Acupuncture, Reiki, Energy Work, Crystal Healing, Crystals, Gemstones, Minerals, Auras, Chakras, Third-Eye, ESP, Subtle Bodies, Herbs/Flowers/Orchard, Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, Tarot, Runes, Palmistry, Dowsing, Pendulum Divination, Spirit/Totem Animals, Medicine Wheel, 12 Full Moons, Moon Phases, Earth Mother, Shamanism, Astrology and others I'm forgetting. Mastered none, but knowledgeable about most. I slacked off on my studies in my early 30s because of parental responsibilities & lack of time.
I had to leave my teaching career due to a disability. Now, I have time to pick up where I left off. In addition to getting my feet wet with metaphysical topics again, I've become interested in how those easily integrate with witchcraft. I really like holistic approaches to health concerns (with some Western Medicine) & have always been a fan of creative visualization, positive thinking & sending intents out to the universe. Also, I've lived in the Appalachian Mtn. region all my life with the exception of 4 years during my early 20s. So, nature has always been a focus and constant for me.
So, for the past 3 months I've been obsessed with researching witchcraft. Because of the correspondences with many other topics that have interested me, for decades, I've come to realize that witchcraft feels like a natural fit for me. It feels like I've found the missing part that ties all my previous interests/studies together. I'm really excited about this realization & I'm very serious about learning the different facets of witchcraft & eventually, when ready, practicing it.
Thanks for reading. I hope to make friends and learn a lot here.