I came to learn about Paganism many years ago when I was just a teenager. It was a belief system that called to me more than any other religion every could. The very first book I ever read on the subject was Raymond Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft. It was the beginning of a very long journey for me.
When I was 24, my kids were born and I decided that the structure of a church would be the best for raising them. So, we began attending St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church near where I lived at the time. It was good to have the community, but changes in the church dynamic started to turn me off and I no longer had the since of “home” that it once provided me.
So, for a time, I was wandering lost. I still attempted to hold onto to the Christian faith, but it slowly became more of a chore than a true since of faith.
Recently, my daughter discovered paganism for herself. While helping her discover her belief, I once again found my place in the pagan world. I am glad to have rediscovered this faith and look forward to everyday that I discover something new.