By: sesa / Knowledgeable Dec 09, 2010
Post # 3
Sometimes the things we do are not going to be accepted by the people we love, magic is one of them, since it is very misunderstood. A taboo within all societies. If you want to protect them hurting them is not a way to do so (hurting them in terms of practicing), you may want to keep it a secret for their sake, and your own. :)
I'm not sure how old you are, but sounds like you're a child, since your family is stopping you. If you are an adult then you don't have to listen to them, but being a child of course is a different story. If you are a child then I would suggest not to practice in secret. You wouldn't want to get caught would you? I suggest studying a bit, and practicing things outside of magick itself. Now if you do feel like practicing magick then go ahead, just be prepared for the possibility of getting caught. Convincing your family doesn't have to be hard, I don't know you family and how strong they feel about things but I know most can be swayed to let you practice if you work with them. It would be useful to know their position on this, like they think it's evil, don't approve, hard core christians, etc.