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Author Topic: How long have you been 'pagan'?  (Read 11061 times)
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« Reply #27: June 26, 2008, 12:40:55 am »

Considering there are quite a few teens floating around TC, i was wondering what age most of you started exploring religions/paths outside the mainstream and how you got started.
What are your thoughts?

Well I have 23 days left till im not longer a "Teen" so I reckon Ill give my experinces


I first started looking into paganism around 16, since the beginning I was only really interested in Asatru. Wicca and the others never had any draw to me. I was unhappy being methodist (raised as) and was looking to explore other paths. I have always been a student of religious paths and ever was into buddhism awhile back in middle school. Anyways I ended up joining the Catholic church at 17 and have to admit I enjoyed it much more than protestantism (It felt more real) but it still wasnt quite what I was looking for so a year later I stopped going to Mass.

Anyways about 18 months ago I started studying more about Asatru, about a year from now I started wearing the hammer, and about 9 months ago I started calling myself Asatruar.

So I am still learning and locing it but havent felt this at peace with my spirituality all my life. Finally I had found a path thats ideals fit mine EXACTLY.

As for relatives and such, a couple friends and my GF of 2.5 years know, my parent just know im not christian anymore (I would probably tell them if it came up, but they havent asked)
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