I have been studying the nature of reality ever since i was about 12 years old. I know this sounds young for this topic but it is true. I used to daydream and that made me visit places. After my episodes i was frequently told to answer questions on what was jus t mentioned.
Well, i did not have a clue and frequently had to copy from other unknowing class people. One day my usual class mate covered her book and i had nothing to copy from. Needless to say the result was not good.
Now i know those times were magical. It takes effort to get back there now. My perception of the world not being quite correct still has meaning to me.
I believe that without true knowing my magik will be weak. Knowing evil and good and soul and spirit and consciousness and the veil and time and universe.
It has been an extremely long journey for me. I was born and grew up ignorant to all this stuff. It is only my gumption that propelled me forward. I hope this is something you can relate to my friends.