|Thus far I haven't practiced much magic. I'm pretty much a beginner with stuff like this.
I'm also a solitary, both by choice, circumstance and necessity.
I've done token research into many of the different schools and thoughts of magic. However, I'm always open to learning more.
Some of the things I've studied (doesn't mean I'm going to or even considered practicing it, just saying that I've looked into it):
-White and Black Magic of various types
-The OTO (and various offshoots)
-Chakras and energy work
My main paradigm is Christianity - I do believe in God, and Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, and a number of other things. I guess I view it more as prayer, asking God to empower me in that act. If it offends anyone, sorry, but I'm not going to lie and say that I'm something I'm not. I don't mean to antagonize anyone, but it's a two-way street.
I'm also not planning on working with many tools. This is mostly logistical in nature - I don't have the space or the money or the ability to safely use candles et al. Instead, I use my body - my mouth acts as the cup, my right hand as the dagger, my left the wand, and my body as both altar and pentacle.
UPDATE 090721 - I have cast a dedication spell, dedicating myself to magick in my own way, on this the night of the new moon. I have also declared a magickal name, but I chose not to post it for various reasons (that it could be used against me being the largest).