My path has been a long and clandestine one with many starts and stops along the way. Part Christain part pagan part shaman but always solitary. My first teacher was my mother who studied for a time with a Cherokee medicine man. One day the medicine was dark and strong so out of fear she stopped practicing almost 30 years ago. She will lend an ear and offer small suggestions. My other teachers have been simply reading herb lore and my own intuition given by the Goddess.
I first heard her voice when I was 16 and it scared me having been raised in the bible belt. She has remained though whispering through these past 28 years. Almost a year ago I picked up a paint brush for the first time and there she was in my very first painting and she has been strong in me since. Enlightening me and restoring my spirit. Teachers are extremely hard to find in my area. Coming out as a witch just simply would not be safe. The few I have found cost money which is not an option for me. So I am here to learn as much as I can from this community. And find a few kindred souls to talk to.