Just browsing through the forums and thought I would add this here to some of the comments.
I have never and I mean never understood why people have a burning desire or need to tell people about their practice.
I mean there are plenty of books on the internet. Works like the Sepher Yetzirah or Kyballion or whatever Hermetic Text or whatever spiritual denomination one follows can almost always be found online.
I am also pretty sure if one needs or wants a physical copy, it can be purchased through Amazon or something. I am pretty sure amazon wraps up their books in a box for delievry so why does it really matter anyway?
Going to church or some gathering? Just treat it as a social gathering and a place to have fun or something. I am not christian or catholic but I occassionally tag along with my friends to church for fun. Or just say that you don't feel like going?
They ask for you to lead a prayer? Does it really harm you? It is just a bunch of words. Like the saying goes "Stick and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me". I think this can be applied here. If an athiest can happily be a pastor as a part-time job...and it has happened..does anything like this truly matter?
None of my family members are Christian or Catholic but when our neighbours invite us over to involve us in their worship of their Diety ...we just happily hop over there and just hang out.
Unless your practice has much Ritual Work , Vibrating of Words and Chanting.....and that may cause disruption to them...is it really neccassary to inform anyone?
Maybe it was the way I was raised or something but how often does people questioning you of your faith come up?
Can someone explain to me or maybe lists some situations why one would need to inform anyone? Why would one need to inform their friends or anyone anywayz?