Blessings, my name is David.
I suppose it all started about 50 years ago when I was 7. My sister would take me into her room and read to me the King James version of the bible. Her hopes were that I would become a minister someday.
Just a couple of years later I felt that the bible didn’t answer all my questions and I started doing yoga and meditation. This answered many of my questions, but still there were many more that didn’t feel right to me.
By the time I was 12 I started working with earth base ceremonial practices. These came natural for me and I could feel the power in them. At that time I had no idea that these were pagan and shamanistic rituals. I would go out into the woods to a place called Rainbow Hill and I would spend sometimes a night and other times be out there for days just communing with nature.
When I was 16 I started becoming familiar with other religions (Judaism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Confucianism, Hinduism. Sometimes through study but mostly be participating their religious ceremonies. During this time I was introduced to transcendental meditation, astral projection and scientology. I worked with these along with my studies of psychology and sociology.
At about age 20 I narrowed my studies to natural healing with herbal medicines, eastern holistic medicine and magic, using crystals, mental manipulation and manifestation using energy through tai chi and meditation.
I continued on this path for another 10 years. I then started on the path of magic through rituals and it was then that I discovered that what I had been doing for all those years was preparing myself for the practice of witchcraft.
At this time my studies could no longer just come from books and any teachers that I could find, but through astral travel where I could tap into what I call the collective intelligence (consciousness or god/goddess) to seek the answers to the questions that I still have.
I became an ordained minister 2002 and am still always looking for the truth. I still practice yoga and tai chi and I find that when I meditate on my past studies that I still learn more from them and I’m always on the search for knowledge to sharpen my skills and to explore the infinite possibilities that this life has to offer.
I find that teaching what I know and answering questions from people that follow me on my website and newsletter shores up my understanding of the craft. It also gives me a chance to share my experiences with others in the hope that they can benefit from my years of practice.