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    Pagan Mentorship?? So Isolated

    Hey I'm new and would appreciate any advise i can get on the pagan ways. I think im actually coming to realise that we get our strength from nature and unknown that I would love to know more and understand. I have considered myself Christian and lived Christian ways but still feel incomplete. If there is anybody out there looking for a new SERIOUS student id love to hear from you.
    I need help and guidance on the spiritual path i have found myswlf on and yearning for more. Please Please where do i start???

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    Re: Pagan Mentorship?? So Isolated

    As I mentioned in your other post, what kinds of things interest you the most about Paganism? What things confuse you or encourage you to delve deeper?

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    A lot of us are isolated, but don't think that will end just because you find other pagans. The truth is that even when we get together, it can still be very challenging to find a true mentor or community. So by all means, seek out company, but make sure it's the right one for you. What are you looking for exactly?
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    Re: Pagan Mentorship?? So Isolated

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazichestvo View Post
    A lot of us are isolated, but don't think that will end just because you find other pagans. The truth is that even when we get together, it can still be very challenging to find a true mentor or community. So by all means, seek out company, but make sure it's the right one for you. What are you looking for exactly?
    This can be very true. Companionship is one thing, a committed mentor is another. It is just as much work, if not more, for someone to mentor you as it is to be taught. They have to strategize, you just have to learn. And not many folks will take on that role. Finding someone who is interested, capable, and a good match? It can be really hard.
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    The best path in Paganism is not following any others teachings but focusing on yourself deep inside. That's my opinion. You will eventually leave the isolation. Find your interests. Do your own rituals. Do your own thing. Know thyself. Be thyself. You can do it brotha!

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    Re: Pagan Mentorship?? So Isolated

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    This can be very true. Companionship is one thing, a committed mentor is another. It is just as much work, if not more, for someone to mentor you as it is to be taught. They have to strategize, you just have to learn. And not many folks will take on that role. Finding someone who is interested, capable, and a good match? It can be really hard.
    I've done that in the past (the mentoring thing) and its a ton of work.

    Trixy, are you in FL? I ask because I seem to recall one of the new members is, and if that is the case, I have some knowledge of the Jacksonville area Pagan scene and I know people with knowledge of other areas of the state.
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