I've always been bad at introductions, but I've been afforded the privilege to access this community so it is the least I can do
My name is Jeff, I am a father of two wonderful girls aged six and nine, I have 41 years of living on this world. As far as interests, I enjoy camping, walking around on trails, reading when time permits, playing dungeons and dragons with my daughters, I also enjoy playing MMOs from time to time, Everquest being my more recent escape. As far as dislikes, I don't have many, nothing in particular that I can think of right now.
As of now, I am an agnostic. I was raised Roman Catholic in my youth, but slowly turned away from religion in my later teens. I did dabble a lot with I suppose would be considered spiritualism, playing Ouija with my brother, as well as attempting astral projection. I always wanted to see a ghost, or just have some sort of experience to show me there was more out there. In my 20s, I slowly grew away from spiritualism, becoming more of a hard atheist. In doing so, I became skeptical of a lot, so much so that I started to drift into a Nihilistic mentality, I felt as though a part of me were dying. In an attempt to rekindle with spirituality, I tried Christianity again, but I just could not relate. I had a hard time, mostly with the concept of Hell and people being sent for an eternity for not believing in Jesus. Also, I could not treat the Bible as a literal book, so there were always more questions than answers for me.
So, here I am still. Sort of in a limbo state of being, I would love to rekindle the spirituality I had in my youth. I would love to know we are not all alone in this universe, that there is some higher meaning to it all. Recently I had taken an interest in astral projection, and came into the subject of Wicca. I found a book, I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with - wicca a guide for the solitary practitioner and have been reading. I have set up a rudimentary alter, to make offerings to the Gods, practices a bit of meditation, and there seems to be a real connection. I would like to explore the religion a bit further, and this seems like the perfect place to come from time to time.
So there ya have it
Thank you for reading my intro, and I hope to learn a lot here.