Hi there, I've been a solitary, eclectic pagan for about 20 years, off & on. I have always felt the draw of the Goddess & have acknowledged Her even when I really wasn't practicing. I'm not Wiccan & I really don't strictly follow a Celtic or Asatru path. I'm not into a lot of New Age hoo-ha that has infiltrated Paganism. I'm currently reading into the 1734 Tradition & Clan of Tubal Cain. I read books on Traditional Witchcraft, the Occult, The Robert Cochrane Letters, Evan John Jones, Doreen Valiente, Robin Artisson, Peter Paddon. I'm on a few Yahoo groups devoted to these topics, as well as others. I tend to stay away Llewellyn books, as I tend to find them on the "Fluffy" side of things. I'm currently learning all about the lost art of Enchantment through gesture & Visceral Magick. I am also a student of Southern & Appalachian Conjure.
Well, this journey all started 36 yrs ago when I entered this world at 1:52am AST. I was born in a small town hospital by the doctor who is still my family's doctor. I am the youngest of 3, the 2nd daughter. I have a brother who's the middle child.
I was named after my uncle who was killed 3 wks after my older sister was born. She was supposed to have this name, but my mom named her something else. My uncle was a little ticked & made my mom promise the next daughter would be named for the 2 of them. She kept that promise, but she did consider calling my Trudy, for a name (ugh!).
So, after a few hours of labour, I came into this world making a huge racket and things haven't changed. On Saturday, January 5, 1974 at 1:52am ADT, weighing 8lbs 6oz, Beverley Anne Nickerson entered into the world. I have the male spelling of the name, Beverley and my middle name is after my mom's, Anna, just drop the 'a' & add an 'e'.
Every year, I either stay up to see my birthday or I set the alarm a few minutes beforehand to be awake to turn another year older. This year, I will probably stay awake. I do this also for my son's birthday in July. He was born at 1:35am AST.
I'm not sure if I'll be on tomorrow, I have some plans to go out with a new friend to go Pagan shopping, then I have my son for dinner, where we'll eat copious amounts of chocolate cake. I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow. I hope that the Great Mother blesses you all. That is my birthday wish.