I have kinda been lurking around this community for long enough and I figured it was about time I said Hi and told you all a bit about me.
I have been a practicing Witch for the past 14 years. I started off working with a very nice, friendly coven in the town where I was brought up. Unfortunately at the age of 17 I moved to another city to attend University (Not yet finished the course - Got rather ill but am going back in September) and had to leave my coven behind. I worked with them long distance, making it home for the important rituals and generally once a month to continue my lessons. Eventually I learned enough to pass my 3rd degree. Now, I could have my own coven but I cannot find a group of people I feel comfortable working with so I practice as a solitaire.
My pet peevs in the "Pagan" community are those who say they are "pagan" (be that wiccan, druid, norse etc) just for the sake of making a fashion statement. There are many genuine people out there who really want to learn and I am more than happy to share with them. Another pet peeve is those who maintain that you cannot be a Witch without a coven.. One, I am a Witch, not a Wiccan (there is a bit of a difference) and 2, Says who? Oh that's right Gerald Gardiner the guy who also said that only a witch can make a witch... So if that's the case who made him???
The pantheon that I work with is the Ancient Egyptian Pantheon. I like researching into the darker side of the craft (not necessarily evil stuff - just not mainstream wicca), I prefer lunar magic, I perform a lot of Ceremonial Magic (because that was what I was taught in my coven and I feel comfortable with it). I work mainly with crystals and Aromas but have recently rediscovered herbs and am making a fresh start with learning about those. I read Tarot, Scry, Meditate and am kinda in th process of learning the Runes...
Hope I haven't scared anyone off... LOL, I really do have a lot to offer anyone who would like to learn.