posted on Feb, 16 2010 @ 04:09 PM
Hello everyone at ATS, I'm the Wandering Scribe. I discovered ATS a little while ago through a couple of other forum boards (FStDT, and some others).
Not too many of the conspiracy / political topics interest me too much on this board. Through most of high school and my early college years I was a
part of the disinformation networks and had various clubs and groups held to discuss political controversy, faulty elections, even the 9/11 Truther
movements. However, as I continued to grow and read and learn more I stopped caring as much about the political insanity of my country (America) and
instead decided to more fully pursue my other interest: religion, spirituality, paranormal studies, metaphysics, philosophy, mythology and faith/logic
discussions. I was pleasantly surprised to find that ATS has a few boards dedicated to a couple of these topics. I spent a little time 'lurking' on
these boards without a user-account so I could get a feel for the type of posters that flock to the boards. After a little over a month of reading and
getting a good reading on the members I decided it was time to join up and see if I might be of any use furthering the discussion on those boards (and
others, I don't discount my possible interactions on any of the ATS boards).
That would hopefully suffice as a good example of why I am here. Now for the bland little paragraph explaining more about who I am. To start with, I
am in college, pursuing a degree in English, hoping to use the teaching background as a steady job on the side while I pursue my main desire of
becoming a writer. On the side of grammar courses, writing courses, and educational courses I also delve heavily into philosophy courses, world
religion, comparative religions and on my own I personally study all faiths and dogmas I can. So I consider myself to be pretty knowledgeable about
topics involved with those. Much more so than the typical laymen or armchair enthusiast.
That being said, I'm also a practicing magician, in the theological sense, not the sleight-of-hand sense. I study Wicca, paganism, Qabalah,
Enochiana, Thaumaturgy, High and Low magick, Gematria, Voudu, Christian Mysticism like Gnosticism, Hermetics, Neo-paganism, Druidry, and many more. At
the same time I'm also very skeptical of a lot of things. My personal creed concerning the existence of any type of "Paternal God" is that there
isn't one. So atheism is also not beyond my realm of inclusion.
While this may all seem like a giant jumble of contradictions, I assure you it has worked exceedingly well for me in my 21 years. I understand and
accept that the Universe is both known, and unknown, while also accepting that the forces of science and magick both exist. And finally, that just
because their are forces out there, it doesn't mean there needs to be a sole divine figure who is spearheading everything. A healthy dose of
skepticism on that which has not revealed itself to me, and a much needed acceptance of that which has.
So, this all being said I am now going to head over to the boards which suit my needs and I look forward to seeing you all around the forum.
~ Wandering Scribe