I recently had the opportunity (and took it) to move to Nashville, TN. I am learning there is a great culture to study here, a lot more opportunity then where I came from to learn about magic, and new age beliefs.
My first thought of course was, "I'm moving to the bible belt, time to get use to the praise jesus's and all that talk" but from the people I've met and the stores I've seen, people are very open minded to the idea of other beliefs. I have discovered several metaphysical/occult stores in the city. I have not ventured into any of these yet because I am still settling in but once I do I am definitely going to check some things out.
I am always open to learning as much as I can about what I do not understand. I think that the south in general is going to have some great history as far as these ancient beliefs go, with New Orleans being relatively close by I have that voodoo style beliefs, I was told there's a lot of 'paranormal' things to learn about since Nashville and many of it's smaller parts have a lot of history.
I guess I don't have anything really worth sparking a long conversation here, I just wanted to share, and to tell you all to never stop learning. No matter where you go you can always ask questions and hunt out interesting sights.
P.S. If anyone lives down in this area, let me know some great places I will have to visit.