...this. First off, I'm not a youngster where I'd be off trying this and that. It came about a different way. I grew up in a Christian (Catholic)religious family (by word not action necessarily)... There's a few very interesting mystics out there that I liked to read because they were looked down upon. I practiced forms of meditation, astral projection. Made progress, but I always felt like I did not belong in the label. Or for that matter any group. Anybody feel this before embarking on a full study of the occult? To find your place? I've since started reading and practicing basic things. Looking for my fire and to belong.
Once you have learned every possible means in life. Then there is more to be learnt through magic. The adept is not satisfied with ordinary life. But continues the journey to greater commitment. It is called the Great Work. And consists of meditation mysticism and alchemy. Live life fully and when ready there’s always time to embark on initiation.