Wednesday, September 5, 2012

FAQs: How do the other people in your household (parents, children, roommates) feel about your interest in the Craft?

How do the other people in your household (parents, children, roommates) feel about your interest in the Craft?

I'm not in "The Craft", not a Witch, not practicing Witchcraft, I'm a Hoodoo Witch Doctor of the rank Medsen Fey, but I get what you mean, you want to know how does my family react to me being a practitioner of magic arts in a more or less pagan path, so you can figure out whether or not to tell your family about your dealings in the Craft, so I'll answer anyways.

My dad: You can do whatever you want as long as I don't have to do it to.

My mom: Why do you want to go to hell? You're crazy. You belong in a mental institute. (pulls out Bible, starts ranting random misquoted scriptures)

Brother #1: Okay. (asks questions, goes back to FaceBook)

Brother #2: no comment (avoids talking to me, because his Bishop doesn't approve of me)

Brother #3: Meh, whatever. (goes back to playing viedo game)

Significant Other (a Mormon high priest): I do not approve. (rants, raves, lectures, throughs in long lists of scripture, condems, threatens, gives ultimatums, than refuses to speak for several days - still has not been informed that I am now an ordained minister and Reverand of a Quasi-Voodoo Church, even though ordination was nearly 3 years ago, because he himself was the one refusing to allow me to attend the church I actually wanted to be in - his)

Uncles (several- all Mormon priests, high priests, and mission leaders): rants, raves, lectures, throughs in long lists of scripture, condems, threatens, gives ultimatums, punches me in the face, tells me to get on my knees and beg for his hisgiviness, than takes it all online and rants and raves and lectures and threatens, and stalks over 200 of my FaceBook friends.

FYI: I welcome all email! That includes arrogant, bigoted, rude, ignorant, snide hate mail many uber religious folks enjoy sending my way.  However, be forewarned that by choosing to send me a letter, email, blog comment, FaceBook comments, or any other message from any other means, which falls into any category, you thereby relenquish all ownership rights and responsibilities concerning your letter(s) and comments(s). I will post any and all letters, both positive and negative, that I feel require or deserve a response. If you don't want the world knowing your troubles, knowing you are a hater, or knowing you are a bigoted jackass, please refrain from sending me mail, because if you get really bitchy, I'll go right ahead and use your real name too. Thank you and have a nice day.

Ever wonder what it was like to live with Autism? 

I have Autism. For more of my life I rarely spoke and was considered "too crazy" to ever live a normal life. I communicated via writing instead of vocally. I did not attend school. Psychologists said I would never drive a car, never get a job, never go to college, never function as a meaningful member of society, never be able to take care of myself or live on my own. They said there was no hope for me, I would need full-time care my whole life. 

My progression was long and slow and very hard. Things other people found easy to do (getting dressed, brushing teeth/hair, walking across the street, etc,) I found extremely confusing and hard to learn. I was prone to wandering off and getting lost (I still am). Driver's ed takes most people a few weeks to learn - it took me 5 years. 

I determined to prove the doctors wrong, but it was far harder to do, than most people would imagine. I got my first job working at Macy's at age 30 (a very difficult job as I had to deal one on one with customers and I still at that point was not talking in a manner that could be understood by others). I got my GED at age 34. I got my driver's license at age 35. I started college at age 36. By age 37 I had become a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Student and I was finally able to speak to others in full spoken verbal conversation for the first time in my life. 

Now you can find out what it's like Being an Adult with Autism

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