I must be one of the few, the proud, the ones who paid attention in vocabulary and spelling classes... Well, I know that I am a good bit too late for the classes, Prophecy, however I must inform you that I would have been very interested. I know that there was a dislike for "dabblers" and (as I am having some latent scepticism problems my lack of a truly convicted belief that is hindering my progression a little) I am still at the status of dabbler, but I was wondering why it seems that I have an actual interest and many of those actually pursuant of this calling are more interested in the cool factor... Call me odd, but if you are going to steal an apple, you may as well rob a bank. If you are going to be intrigued and not pursue further, you will never find what you need. Prophecy, I must say in all honesty that in these last two days I have leapt from researching to a real desire to practice the art. And also, while I have my background in Military Combat and Weapons, I am totally interested in becoming a student of yours. I know that more than likely since I am reading and writing back to you at a phenomenal rate you will look at the many messages from me with some distain, but in every aspect of life I have only been successful for a few months, and then things backfire on me. The only reason I have found for this to be a law in my life is explained in one of your essays about magic during which you state (in essence) that belief spawns reality, and that your beliefs are the strongest force of nature when they are subconscious (and therefore closer to the receptive properties of the other planes). Ok, so maybe I took your statements and expounded, but I am amazed that the only answer that made sense to me came from your statements on magic. You see, from time to time, certain statements will just SEEM right to me. Certain situations will FEEL wrong and certain people will FEEL not right to me. And, in most cases, these feelings are right. And this website has infused me with that feeling of right that is just too jubilant to pass up. I don't have any megalomanic qualities (although I can occasionally be a conspiracy theorist) but I believe firmly that this is a venture I must pursue. So please forgive me if I write you too often, and answer my questions with the patience given a child and maybe one day I can say that I learned all I know about the REAL world here. Thank you for listening.
Michael, The Eternal Student