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Question: At which age did you start researching Paganism?
I was raised Pagan - 2 (0.9%)
younger than 12 - 29 (13.7%)
12-14 - 61 (28.8%)
15-17 - 51 (24.1%)
18-21 - 34 (16%)
22-25 - 16 (7.5%)
26-29 - 6 (2.8%)
30-34 - 3 (1.4%)
35-39 - 2 (0.9%)
40-49 - 6 (2.8%)
50 and older - 2 (0.9%)
Total Voters: 209

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« Topic Start: February 03, 2008, 11:45:58 am »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.
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« Reply #1: February 03, 2008, 12:01:43 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

I was about 20 when I started.  (I'm just about to turn 28 now.)
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« Reply #2: February 03, 2008, 12:49:40 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

I'm actually two categories. Originally 12-14 and then stopped until I was about 35.
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« Reply #3: February 03, 2008, 01:10:49 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

I started looking into it when I was about 13. I'm 19 now.
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« Reply #4: February 03, 2008, 01:34:42 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

I started exploring different religions at since I was 13,and feel in to paganism at 14/15.  I became interested in Wicca (sadly one of my first books were those of $ilver RavenWolf, though Buckland helped balance here nonsence out).
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« Reply #5: February 03, 2008, 01:36:01 pm »


I was 18 or 19.  I'm 27 now. 
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« Reply #6: February 03, 2008, 01:57:35 pm »

I'm actually two categories. Originally 12-14 and then stopped until I was about 35.

Same here.  I was raised with a traditional but non-JCI religion and discovered the multiple worlds of modern paganism at about 19 when I went away to school.

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« Reply #7: February 03, 2008, 02:03:28 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

I voted 22-25, but now that I do the math, I'm thinking it may have been more in the 20-22 range.  I know I was in college, but I can't remember what class.  I don't even remember how I first heard of Wicca.  I'm 25 now.
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« Reply #8: February 03, 2008, 03:14:15 pm »



I'd always loved the Greek gods, but I first actually learned something about modern Paganisms when I was 17, and knew that it was rigt for me.  I'm 32 now.
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« Reply #9: February 03, 2008, 04:36:57 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

I was 25.  I didn't so much start researching paganism as I finally left my first husband.  I took a job as a live-in stable hand for a (lady) large animal vet and she told me to feel free to read her library.  She had tons of feminist type books, and astrology (she was a very good amateur astrologer), and related subjects.  We start sitting at the kitchen table in the morning and, after deciding what horses needed to be worked at what distances that day (I also galloped her running QHs), we would discuss what I was reading or what she was reading...and this eventually worked its way into a study of the Goddess religions...

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« Reply #10: February 03, 2008, 05:15:16 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

It's kinda complicated. I was raised pagan, sort of. My mom was a witch, but she had serious issues...me, too, but that's another story. I got into my own practice and study for myself, when I was about 12, and until I was about 20. Then rejected everything and was a nihilist grumpy punk bunny for a while. Then did all kinds of things, both magical and not, for quite a long time. Started back on the path I'm on after my children were born, around 35.
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« Reply #11: February 03, 2008, 05:16:07 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

I was 13 or so.
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« Reply #12: February 03, 2008, 06:02:03 pm »

A few days shy of my 17th birthday. I started out as some new agey McWiccan. Then I found Kemeticism, and fell in love - at least that's what it felt like. Lately I'm in a state of flux. While still Kemetic; the Gods are changing seats in my life, Discordianism calls, and old affiliations are falling away. I have no clue what I'm doing.

I'm 31, btw.
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« Reply #13: February 03, 2008, 06:59:27 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.

I always have about 5 answers to this.

I became generally lightly (but pretty accurately) aware of Paganism in mid-high school, when I was 16-17ish. My sophomore year in college (when I was 19), I started doing far more in-depth research, partly due to having Pagan friends, and partly due to really wanting some specific energetic management info (grounding, centering, shielding, etc.) Adler, Starhawk, and pretty much anything else I could easily lay hands on. (This was in 1995-1996, so the first rush of very accessible Pagan publishing - i.e. you could find it widely in mainstream bookstores - was just starting to hit.)

I kept reading, but was actively Catholic through the end of college, and then spent 1998-early 2000 (when I was 22-23ish) figuring out what I wanted to do about religion, and did a lot *more* research (focused far more heavily on "What kind of path/group/approach might be the right place), ending up in becoming a student of a particular tradition in fall of 2001 (when I was 26)

One might also just say that the serious research has just begun for me (having just gotten my 3rd degree at 32.)
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« Reply #14: February 03, 2008, 09:47:35 pm »

I wonder when you all started, I'm 25 now.
I chose "12-14", but I didn't know until quite a few years later that "researching Paganism" was what I was doing.  Depending on how strict you want to be about the terminology, I may never have "researched Paganism" in quite the way that you think of it.  It was a very different situation then.

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