1. Do You Have A Familar? Yes Or No?
Yes I do. I have The Familiar, the Fetch-Beast, also known as the Drake, the shadow self, the lower soul, the subconscious mind.
It is the animal and child-like self one has, that manifests itself in a witch as the fairy lover, a mixture of human and animal, and it communicates with the conscious self with instinct, emotion, and symbolism. Witches utilize the fetch to travel to the otherworld in hedgecrossing.
Early into my delving, I also had a familiar spirit, a might dead, a fairy ancestor that aided me for several months. I called her grandmother Jaquabit Toad.
2. How Long Did Take For You To Get Your Familar?
The second one was gifted to me from Father Splithoof upon spiritual initiation. This was some five years after I initially picked up a book on witchcraft and dabbled in Wicca. This was the first time I descended into Elphame, to the witches Sabbath on the Mountain of the Pillar of the world.
The first is a relationship I'm just recently cultivating, seven years after my initial foray into the craft, learning to communicate my other selves and align them. I'm doing this carefully, for being ridden by the beast self can taint oneself nearly permanently in certain traditional witchcraft beliefs.