I've been a student/seeker/theosophist/practitioner for over 16 years now. This is the first time I've ever decided to reach out and interact with other, like minded individuals.
Up to date, my views/experiences/obsessions have just been something I don't talk about. "To know, to dare, to will, to keep silent" That's a creed I discovered very early on, and have always held it in the highest regard. Pearls before swine and all that....
I'm at a point however, that I crave interaction from others on similar wavelengths. I find it crucial to find a group where I can relate, and communicate such an integral part of who and what I am, to people who might understand. I've resisted the urge to reach out for a long time, because the internet easily boasts 100 frauds for every 1 earnest occultist. But after reading the forums as a ghost for a while now, I'm convinced there are quite a few on this site that take their craft and their spirituality seriously, and I find that to be encouraging.
My apologies for writing such a long winded greeting, Just wanted to express how excited I am to finally join the online community as a contributor rather than an observer.