posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:30 PM
This thread has great potential, so I figure as OkamiZaku is considering, or in the least curious, about a future in the esoteric arts, we at least
owe him/her the stories of how we ourselves started.
Myself, many a moon ago, I was studying to become a pastor within my local church down here in the Gold Coast (Australia).As I was still quite young
(17) I still associated with friends from high school and through a friend of a friend I had found myself in an extremely serious relationship with a
Long story short, she had opened my eyes to world I had not known. Christianity preached against paganism but had they listened to what they had to
say? I began to see the world from "the other side of the fence", and so began my quest for knowledge.
Regrettably a year after proposing marriage, she has left me, but my obsession has not.
Regardless.....my quest for knowledge began where most do, in the Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal writings, most notably the Book of Enoch and began my
search for the truth.
I found myself reading all of Agrippa's, Crowley's, Dee's and Blavatsky's works, and I found myself deeply immersed in the Goetia and other
grimoires attributed to Solomon.
To be honest, OkamiZaku, after many many years of commitment and obesession, I now know 3 languages and spend all my days and nights sitting in my
library knowing after it all, one fact...
The world we see, is not the world you know.
Blessed be to you my friend and I hope somewhere in this post you might find the inspiration to step through what 'you are supposed to believe' and
find something that you truly believe. But be ye warned, what is merely a casual hobby can truly become obesession.
I will continually visit this thread so if you have any questions feel free to ask, and I truly recommend visting "Woodwytch's" site as I can
guarantea it is truly a great place to start your search for whatever it is you are seeking..