I am certain that many people who come here will want to know about my
background. The following is a very brief history of my experience upon the path.
This is a brief biography and I have made no effort to catalog every detail
as I could write a book and still not cover everything I have experienced.
I began in late 1994. I was originally fascinated by the Tarot and the usual
stuff the New Age movement presented at the time. I found myself desiring
more knowledge and wanting to expand my views. I eventually joined up as an
associate (uninitiated) member of the "Builders of the Adytum", an
offshoot of the original Order of the Golden Dawn. At the time, I was
completely ignorant of who and what they were, let alone what I was opening
myself to. Needless to say, I made my first break into the path through the
teachings I received from them. I felt dissatisfied. I did not feel that
their approach was right for me and left in 1996. From there, I explored
qaballah and the various RHP paths. For lack of a better description, I was a
full-blown RHP mage. I also explored what was available regarding Wicca at
the time. This exploration continued for around four years. During this time,
I experienced many reversals of knowledge and understanding. I never had any
real mentors or teachers and the internet was still too new to be as
omnipresent as it is today. I was, for the most part, left on my own to
explore the path, for better or worse.
2001 was quite pivotal for me due to the need to go underground in my
practices and to a nasty reversal of fortune. I learned to accomplish tasks
without the need for ritual or devices and made the first of my major
advances. In 2003, I became affiliated with a forum, "Fingerprints on
the Mirror", which was a site dedicated to disrupting the growing
nuisance of "Fluffybunny" Wicca and the whole Whitelighter
nonsense. Over time and three incarnations, this forum faded and its members
went their separate ways.
2004 proved to be a trying time as I suffered the initial shock of what I
call "burnout". This was a combination of various events that
rendered me relatively inert regarding anything the path had to offer and I
led a relatively mundane existence frustrated by my inability.
I discovered the Aquarian Community Forum in 2008. This was spurred on
by reading a book on the Qliphoth and exploring various LHP sites,
including JoS. I felt their approach was wrong and that the hatred I
encountered would have the opposite effect. My need to find an
alternative without hate led me to the Aquarian Community and my
subsequent recovery from burnout.
I quickly became accepted into the community and eventually became a trusted
member, a moderator and an administrator of the forums under HP Shadderfer.
The idea of elevating the forum and site to a full religious movement had
been a goal of Shadderfer's for a while and, once my abilities became
apparent, was invited to assist in this process.
I was initially reluctant to accept ordination of any kind for any reason
because there are certain obligations that go with such ordination. When it
became apparent that I would be needed in this capacity, I accepted the
position. My ordination is completely legal and I posses a parallel
ordination through the Universal Life Church to ensure the authenticity of my
I now look forward to the establishment of both the international and the
United States branch of the Church of the Elders and hope to help those who
desire spiritual evolution and to offer my assistance to those earnest and
brave enough to walk this path.
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