Heya, I'm scotty - I was on this site and many other sites a few years back, and it's only a few hours ago that i've found this one again.
My past experiences and beliefs with anything spiritual is complicated, and i'll explain in a way that doesn't give away personal information.
When i was 13, I had decided with a few friends that we'd look into some of this kind of stuff, nothing too 'risky' or as we believed 'dangerous. Just harmless Energy Manipulation techniques. As time went by I became more and more open to the theories and practices of anything spiritual I began to make more and more discoveries and eventually had found friends to help with this. I had a few bad experiences with the spiritual that i'm not going into. But a few years ago, everything that I believed or experienced was called into question when I was diagnosed with something - which lead me to question all of this.
At that time, I had a lot of bad experiences with 'magical beings'... But in the end, it left many things questionable - such as the reality of it all. My main rule about researching into this stuff, was to always maintain a level of realistic logic.
After a long period of time, I let myself cool down - because the main problem I had was obsession with researching. Which if anyone ask's me the risk's of researching - this would be in my top 10.
Anyway... After various talks with friends - I have decided to clear my mind about the research and theories previous and find out what my beliefs were - and if the things I experienced were real or not.
In terms of spiritual faith, I relate myself with Paganism. I don't practice rituals of paganism - or at least I haven't for years, however I do have some theories and beliefs within my life about it.
Alright, that's enough of that aha :) If you want to, send me an inbox or something - i'm always welcoming to talk with anyone about these kinds of things :)
Light and Peace,