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Spelldust.com - Wiccan pictures, magickal images, witchy layouts, and moreMy Introduction:
I was born and raised a Catholic. In my pre-teen years I started to search for a closer connection with the divine. But at that time, Catholicism was still the only way I knew. But even then what really made me see and believe in the divine was nature and its peculiar and delicate balance.
It wasn't until I was 23 years old that I first heard about Wicca and then about Paganism. I started studying Wicca at first just out of curiosity, but little did I know then that I had found my own path. It was a little less than two years later that I decided to truly convert to Wicca.
But I was still all by myself. Trying to figure it all out. Then in 2005, just one month before my 26th birthday a friend's friend led me to a wiccan circle. I learned so much with them! And still do as a matter of fact! I am a part of this circle to this day. (we never really stop learning, do we?)
My Broom Closet:
I guess you can say I'm still in the closet, at least at home. My mom (who's Catholic) kind of got more religious in the last 10 years and... well, she's the type of person that speaks before she thinks and has a very conservative mindset. She's not really the listening type either. That's a door I really don't care to cross... ever!
Other than that, if either a stranger, or a friend, or a colleague from work asks me what my religion is, I always answer truthfully. Hell, I've got the Pentacle hanging from my neck for everybody to see. But I really don't like it when they do ask it, because after I say "Wicca" there's always that awkward pause, the strange stare and sometimes an avalanche of weird and prejudiced questions.
Other facts about me:
I'm Brazilian and I still live in Brazil, so I guess you can say I'm bilingual: Portuguese and English. I learned English because I spent two years of my childhood in the south of England. Those two years had a great effect on me. I don't think I learned just the language but I do think that much of the culture came back home with me. I was so young then.