I'm a young guy (early-mid twenties) who previously only dabbled in the occult.
My (small) bit of experience
After using an ouija board with friends in early high school, negativity I had during the next few years fueled whatever residual energy, culminating in a poltergeist or egregore haunting me pretty badly. After paying someone to deal with this problem, I became interested in the occult and read a lot of theory; primarily Thelemic. During this time I did not practice magick because I was living at home, but did encounter three important entities while dreaming (probably astral projecting), one of which I was unaware existed at the time. Another being a Goetic named in the 72.
After becoming disinterested, I now have my own place and possess a greater interest than before. I’m beginning with Wicca, in order to achieve proficiency in basic magick (I’m not interested in their religion or morality). Then I’m planning on branching into the Egyptian pantheon (I’ve always felt drawn), before finally getting into Demonic magick, which I feel particularly drawn to now. When this happens I suppose I’ll begin with Buer (the one I saw in my dreams), because it seems the most logical thing to do.
Also, I’m beginning meditation work / kundalini.