We are lacking in good discussion posts these days, so I thought this thread might be a way to spark some conversation.
I for one love learning about the practices of others. I think it's fun to learn about how we came to walk the paths we do, and what led us to them. So, what's your craft? What helped you decide it was the right path for you? Is there anything about it that you can share with the rest of us? Is there anything about it that you personally find beneficial to you in your daily life?
I personally work with traditional, Appalachian Folk (aka Granny) Magic. Now, this is considered a form of 'low magic' that utilizes a lot of natural and nature based practices. However, there are some ceremonial and high ritual practices mixed in (these are traditional, family practices that are handed down and kept within the family, for obvious reasons).
These practices were handed down through my family and it wasn't until I was in my teens that I realized a lot of what my family did could be considered magical. We work very closely with plants, animals, and nature aspects for divination, healing, protection, etc. I love working with this area of magic because, I personally believe, it allows me to feel such a connection to the flow of the natural world. I feel very in tune with the cycles of nature and I feel that gives me a better understanding of how to work with and harmonize my work with theenergies of the natural world. It also gives me a greater appreciation of nature and the flora and fauna therein.