So I have been around and reading forums and lurking on chat and I am wondering if there are any advanced practitioners of not only magical practice but _life_ experience?
Not to disparage any of you on this site who ''starting studying magic at 4/5/6/7/13/ years of age.'' Or to cast any doubts upon your ability as a practitioner.
However, being WELL out of my 20s, I was wondering if there were anyone on this site who is also WELL out of their 20s, with children and partner(s) who have been practicing 20 years or more. I'm wondering if these long time practitioners have struggled with wiccan politics, loss of and reconnection with faith, IRL group dynamics, and spells centered around more serious issues like taxes, sick children, mental health. Coming from a very strict traditional Wiccan background and having been a part of covens run by persons under 20 years of age, I was just looking to connect with those who are a bit older.
I am also interested to know if anyone on this site talks about energetic working as it connects to a practitioners affects on others especially in a coven setting. I have had a few conversations with others and it seems my view on this topic and the general feed back I have gotten here are extremely different. I was wondering if this is a by product of being an online group or because those teachings aren't happening or the view I have is too narrow a focus.
If you do not want to respond in forum, please feel free to email me. Thanks!