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Author Topic: How do you study?  (Read 14811 times)
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« Reply #6: December 23, 2007, 10:51:21 am »

How do you other teens go about studying paganism? Do you read every book you can get your hands on, or do you read books about specific things? Are any of you lucky enough to be able to take classes somewhere or have pagan friends to study with? Especially for people who's parents either don't know or don't approve, how do you practice and actually *be* pagan?

I'm asking because I'm feeling stuck. Since I'm not really part of an actual *religion* (Wicca's the closest, minus the deities and a few other things), so I don't really know how to continue researching. My parents know, but aren't really that supportive, so I can't get any help there, and I'm the only one I know who's pagan. How do you guys deal with it?

I read whatever I can find about whichever topic I am currently interested in, my college library is a pretty good preliminary resource. I also find I can get a lot of info here. Another good resource is to look for pagan pride or other pagan get togethers in your area which don't focus on one religion (or even gatherings of a particular religion which are open to guests attending their gatherings). I am also very lucky in that I have been accepted to audit (attend but not get credit for as I am already taking far too many credits) a course on Daoism this semester. When I first started out I also used to hang out a lot at my local pagan store, I got to learn a bit just by being around there, but it closed soon after and I haven't had a pagan store near me since then. That's pretty much all I can think of at the moment.

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