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Old 08-25-15   #1
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Default Restarting in 3...2...

I'm so excited! (If this is the wrong place for this post I apologize)

I've studied paganism in various capacities for the last nine years. I've gathered a myriad of written references, made a few rituals and minor spellwork, and so on and so on.

And with the exception of the more personal touches, I'm archiving it all and completely redoing everything.

Even the books I've already read and worked through, I'm going to redo. My friend and I are going to go through some together (through skype however).

It just feels really good to be able to break free of all the old thoughts and processes and not feel guilty about it, it's a feeling I don't get to experience very often. The hardest part is going to be reaching out to the community honestly.
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Sounds awesome !
That's what I did with Mara Freemans course. It is very freeing. I am still shy about joining a community..I think I prefer to be solitary...but I do have a nice network of people I have met through her course and those here to ask questions and share experiences.
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Old 08-26-15   #3
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Sounds awesome !
That's what I did with Mara Freemans course. It is very freeing. I am still shy about joining a community..I think I prefer to be solitary...but I do have a nice network of people I have met through her course and those here to ask questions and share experiences.
I definitely will be solitary, I was always shy and struggled with people anyways, and I'm even more closed off now due to events, so while I am very friendly and willing to give, I'm terrified of "putting myself out there", especially with something as personal as religion/spirituality.

I am very fortunate to be able to find so many forums and people online to, as you said, share experiences and ask questions.

My friend who will be working through the books with me is actually someone I met online through fanfiction about a decade ago, and then we reconnected through facebook.
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That sounds great, Sollie! Sometimes it just feels good to give yourself a "redo" and see all the older stuff again with a newer perspective. Have fun!
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My best experience I had in a work group with rune magicians. We all
worked on different projects and shared our insights about it and sometimes
we joined the work of another and the ones with the most experiences of
the quest helped along.

Right now I slowly move back to the road of a solitary and to private quests.

There is still a friend in the USA... she works with visions in a different way
from me but we can follow each other by tuning in.
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I'm currently re-reading all of Dion Fortune's works, start to finish and all the bios on her as well.
DF was one of the first authors I picked up when I was a complete beginner, looking for something to help me understand my "differentness".

I think this is always a valuable exercise...balancing the old ideas with the new and evaluating ideas we may have started to take for granted. Some stand up to time, others, not so much. Have fun!
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