The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
July 11, 2020, 04:05:48 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 11, 2020, 04:05:48 am

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Poll
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

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 12   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: At which age did you start researching Paganism?  (Read 42187 times)
Jenett
High Adept Member
******
Last Login:February 23, 2020, 06:56:44 pm
United States United States

Religion: Priestess in initiatory religious witchcraft tradition
Posts: 2506


Blog entries (1)

WWW

Ignore
« 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.)
Logged

Blog: Thoughts from a threshold: http://gleewood.org/threshold
Info for seekers: http://gleewood.org/seeking
Pagan books and resources: http://gleewood.org/books

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

Tags:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 12   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Where do I start?
Paganism For Beginners
queen_hathor 12 4777 Last post April 16, 2007, 12:27:51 pm
by sashapablo
Don't Know Where to Start -- Help!! « 1 2 3 4 »
Paganism For Beginners
taraPV14 48 14478 Last post August 09, 2007, 07:31:58 pm
by Underwater Thing
You have to start somewhere
Introductions
MikeFuture 7 2618 Last post October 17, 2007, 11:28:21 pm
by Figment99
researching pagan religions - why? « 1 2 3 »
Paganism For Beginners
soulfire 36 10383 Last post November 17, 2007, 01:01:47 pm
by Driven by Dreams
At the Start of the Year...
Social Discussion Boards
Neriandal Freit 7 3615 Last post December 14, 2008, 12:27:58 pm
by Journey
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.065 seconds with 39 queries.