I'm from the deep south of Louisiana. I'm a descendent of Silcian Witches. I've been practicing for 18 years. I have created my own personal belief system mixed with magic and ideas from different religions and cultures. I consider myself somewhat catholic. After working at a Catholic store I learned that Catholic's have their own sort of magic. I invoke saints, bless medals (myself) and keep them for tokens of luck and protection, I learned candle magic (the catholic way) and highly believe in magic of the mind. I also picked up a few ideas, beliefs, charms, etc. from growing up around haitians, asians, and open-minded people.
The universe will open up if you are open-minded and have an open heart.
Best wishes to all of you.