It’s Time for Follow My Blog Friday. Be sure to check out the other participating blogs in the widget beneath my answer!
FF#3 Question: How did you first get interested in Wicca, witchcraft, or paganism?
I was 15 when I was first introduced to Wicca. At the time I was going through a large amount of self discovery. I had made some new friends in High School and started to explore and the Gothic & Metal genres attire, attitude and clothes.
While in this I met a guy who was Wiccan. He told me about his beliefs and he introduced me to a small pagan store run in the local Flea Market. I spent the rest of High School hanging around that shop talking with people and reading. Some days I still miss it.
A personal add-on. How did I become interested and first discover Heathenry
About when I was 20 I started looking more into the Norse dieties, specifically Freya. I had begun researching here when I was introduced to a friend of a friend who was Asatru. He gave me some information and off I ran. Through the internet I found a local group that didn’t last for very long but I was enough to know I was more or less in the right place.
I’m once again going through another searching mode. After I learned I was pregnant with my son and a few other personal issues occurred, I decided to take a step back from my involvement in the community. I’ve questioned my beliefs in the Gods and spiritual beings. Through it all though I’ve stood strong to try to hold true to the ethics and values of Heathenry, even when I don’t always succeed.
Wow so that turned out to be a lot more then I first thought it would. I was also tagged in a Meme post a few days ago. I’ll try to do that one tomorrow.