After a whim moved me to do so, I've decided to start a blog to share some of my photography, craftyness, ramblings, witchery and maybe even recipes if I manage to come up with any.
I can't in good conscience leave just that as an opening entry, so let me answer some questions posed by the fabulous Mrs. B in her latest pagan journal prompt
What brought you to the pagan path?
I believe that I have always been on it, I just didn't discover a name for it until I was in my late teens. The first real push in my learning came in the form of a deck of Tarot cards that were given to me, without any prompting, by an acquaintance.
Do you feel that you were always on it, even before you knew what it was?
Absolutely! I was always a loner as a kid and loved to spend time outside digging in the dirt, sitting in a pile of leaves, swimming in the lake or chatting to oak trees. I vividly remember making concoctions when I was 5 or 6 out of sticks and mud and nuts and berries and just believing they would do something though I can't recall what. I also made an obscene amount 'monster traps and repellents' reminiscent of dream catchers, magic wands and amulets. I never grew far from nature as I grew up, like so many people I know did.
Were you raised as a pagan? Did you know any pagans growing up?
I was not raised pagan. Thinking back, I definitely had a few pagan friends growing up, although at the time they identified themselves as agnostics.
At what age did you finally consider yourself to be a pagan? What religion were you raised?
My grandmother was strict Irish Catholic, and gave me at least 4 copies of the bible as a kid. I think she gave up on me when my parents split up. My parents were both catholic of a very loose sort. We never went to church and religion wasn't a big deal in my home. It allowed me to read about and explore different faiths very easily; no one batted an eye when I brought home an idol of Ganesha or set up a small shrine to him.
I came into my own, faith wise, when I was in my early 20's. I'm 26 now and have offically been out of the broom closet for two years.