|I feel that I am a very open and accepting person, though people can be blind to their own actions and I may not be as accepting as I think, I feel that race, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, etc... shouldn't be a barrier to block someone from being friends. I have my own views regarding religion but I actually enjoy hearing about others. I dislike the idea of forcing my personal views on others and wish others to treat me the likewise as we all have a right to believe what we wish. I try to be respectful and courteous of members but if I fail to be I am extremely sorry. I hope such an event doesn't occur but I cannot predict what may or may not happen. While everything stated above is true until I see proof I have no belief in supernatural/mythical creatures such as vampires, werewolves, mermaids, etc... and will not entertain such notions in regards to those claiming to be such a creature with no proof to backup their claims. I will advise anyone wishing to become such a creature than none are known to exist and that magick to alter ones physical form/DNA is impossible.
My interest in magick partially arose from such desires as a desire to escape reality, figuratively speaking of course, and rise above my problems which I naively thought magick could help me achieve. I learned growing up a simple book can help one's mind escape into another reality and quickly after joining SoM I learned the differences between media magic and real magick such as the fact that magick isn't a miracle cure for all your problems, that one cannot transmute, alter their DNA, etc...
In part because I am in what is called the broom closet I practice energy magick, which is a term used to describe practicing magick with only pure energy rather than tools such as candles, herbs, altars, etc... While I am aware that readings of any kind can be inaccurate and the future isn't set in stone I once received a aura reading that implied a strong connection to spirit and the higher planes which somewhat strengthed my belief that learning magick is the right path for me. I believe that if I am meant to learn magick I will and if not I'm not meant to, but for now I am simply enjoying the journey.
I am not Wiccan nor do I follow a set path, but I believe that learning about magick has strengthened my respect for nature or brought nature to the forefront of my mind. I do not use a title for myself as I have no set path but the closest thing to that which I am is a Christian witch. In the end I am someone who believes I was made in God's image, that if I posses any ability to harness the energies around me it is because he made me this way, I do not ask the aid of entities and that which I ask the aid of are things such as elements which he created so I feel no conflict of interest, etc...
At the moment I am ranked a Beginner on this site and I completely agree. Don't get me wrong I attempt to help people as best I can yet I don't consider myself as knowledgeable as some. I help people using knowledge I've gained mainly on this site, through lite research, and mainly common sense. I will be the first to admit I am not skilled in magick in practice but I tend to think of the rare people who practice magick without ever casting spells as well as a moderator post who said magick can't do anything that wouldn't naturally happen over time. In the end as stated above I am simply soaking up the knowledge, enjoying the journey, and helping others to the best of my ability. You may be curious as to why I freely admit I'm not skilled at spells yet have posted three at this moment. The fact is the last 2 I wrote were by request for a friend I met on SoM and my first post/spell was written seemingly out of instinct right before a SoM member needed one exactly like it so my proof they are not fluffy is the words of others not my own personal experience in this case though I hope they can help someone. I have some experience channeling energy to a friend, though once again my success is mainly determined by them, and I have also cast spells which caused physical sensations with seemingly positive success, so I have seemingly successfully practiced magick in the past. These physical sensations could be psychological in origin as to not infringe on their free will I asked permission wishing to practice my ability to manipulate energy or in other words cast spells so they knew I was going to cause some form of physical sensation ahead of time. I just feel a desire to be honest when it comes to my capabilities yet I don't want to sell myself short.
Astrological Sign/Zodiac: Libra (As some now believe that there are 13 signs it would shift my sign to Virgo.)
Element(s) I Feel Drawn To: Air & Earth (I have always loved the feeling of wind blowing against me, the sight of leaves blowing in the wind, and the sight of the trees swaying. My zodiac sign also corresponds to Air. The Earth element idea comes from a reading someone performed saying they sensed I was dual earth & air though these elements are considered opposites and this combination may not be common. I am also well grounded and if my sign shifts Virgo is a earth sign.)
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Season: Autumn/Fall (The spring and fall are my favorite times of year as they are not too hot nor too cold, but the color of the leaves in the trees and a simple feeling deep within makes autumn/fall my favorite time of year.)
My Mantra/Goal: I seek to know my destiny and be the best person I can be. I am one with the darkness in my heart and no matter how hard it may try it cannot tear me apart. I wish to awaken the power that lies within, whether it is fueled by anger, hope, faith, fear, or sin. Most of all I wish to be happy and meet others like me.