I'm of course a new member to the site (hence introduction post). I've been browsing the site reading many different posts, some articles, spells, guides, etc. and just decided now to sign up to post asking for some help with a situation in my life.
But I'll use this welcome post just to say that I have some small experiences with "magic" - I put that in quotes because I guess a lot of people define many different things as magic, it seems like on this site you guys equate magic and energy work with one another.
I was a Christian most of my life until recent years. Looking back I consider myself far to stubborn and religious and very much dislike the way I was. I am far far more open minded about everything now, about all religions, all forms of magic and spiritual things.
A number of years ago I don't remember exactly when, perhaps 2005/2006 I guess is approximately around when this change started for me. I can't remember what it was that I read online somewhere but it sparked a new thirst for knowledge about these types of things (magic, other spiritual things).
I first started looking into Astral Projection. I never reached the point where I was able to project, I tried for some time, I can't remember how long, at least a year I would think. I did a lot of energy work, meditation, grounding, etc, was never able to project though for whatever reason. I've read that people who are less susceptible to hypnosis have a more difficult time doing so and I am one of those people.
Anyway, kind of leaving Christianity lost me my religious girlfriend of 6 years which I was pretty sad/depressed about for a long time and I never really came back to looking into this kind of stuff again since then.
Recent changes in my life (regarding a new love) have prompted me to come back, I'm a lot more rusty than I was back then I guess but I am feeling a need for some magic in my life.
Anyway, so far, I like this place and glad to be here. :)