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Question: At which age did you start researching Paganism?
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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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