“Who are you that you feel qualified to give others information on spirituality and magick?”
I think this is a funny question but I do get asked this a lot. And I’m not anyone important, really. I don’t have any fancy titles or letters behind my name. I don’t have a degree from any university on the subjects of metaphysics, spirituality, or magick. I’ve never attended any seminars or classes on any of the subjects, either.
I am seriously horrible at following other people’s teachings. Being who I am, I have trouble paying attention to teachers and reading books on the subjects often bore me (I have severe ADD & am very easily distracted, which, then turns to boredom). Any books you see me suggest here? I’ve made myself read a chapter here or there because I needed material to suggest to other people on their Spiritual and/or Magickal quest. Additionally, most of the books you’ll see on my “Suggested Reading” pages are usually books dealing with “tools of the trade.” My ADD-riddled butt does much better with those kind of books because I can just hunt for what’s relevant and not have to read the whole darned thing!
The knowledge and experience I have to date regarding spirituality and magick began with searching for answers about myself and my Gifts. I was born with several psychic Gifts, including the Gift of Mediumship. As I was growing up I made enough FUBARs using my Gifts that I started searching for information (in hopes that I’d stop making FUBARS!) and searching for people like myself. I didn’t end up finding anyone like me (this was in the age before computers & Google) but I did find a Witch. In knowing the Witch, I discovered that, to a degree, magick tends to go hand-in-hand with psychic gifts, on certain levels. So in my quest to learn about myself, I also began learning about magick.
So. I’ve said all that to say: My qualifications, so to speak, are from my own experiences. I do not claim to be the “end-all-be-all” authority on the subjects I write about. I am merely imparting information I’ve gained, and some of my life experiences, in hopes of helping those who are seeking knowledge.