Hi, I'm Seth! I've set up this page so that you can learn a little more about me, so here we go:
I'm of English and Spanish heritage and have lived the vast majority of my life so far in the North West of England. I've been a practising Witch and Occultist since the late 90's. I'm an initiated High Priest of traditional initiatory Wicca (both in Gardnerian and Alexandrian lineages). I only mention my involvement with Wicca because it is my foundation and at the core of my practice, it can help people to get an idea of my background and perspective and because it lets people know that I have gone through certain training and work. For those with little knowledge of initiatory Wicca, the titles may sound grand and pretentious, but living the Craft is challenging and hard work that constantly teaches me humility. In no way do I consider myself to be an expert in my tradition (or anything else, for that matter) and my videos and articles do not solely focus on this path, but rather explore a wide variety of magical practices of interest and relevance to me and many other flavours of magical practitioners.
Like many people of my generation in the UK, I pretty much grew up in a spiritual vacuum. Whilst, I was officially christened in the United Reformed Church, discussions on Christianity, and religion and spirituality in general, were virtually non-existent. I grew up in an environment that considered religion and religious beliefs to be weird, archaic, pointless, nonsensical and embarrassing. Let alone magic and the Occult!
The taboo nature of religion, combined with my dreamy, artistic and "away with the fairies" nature, meant that I became fascinated by religion and mysticism from a young age and pursued it as a subject in high school, college and university. I spent much of my childhood alone reading books, exploring my fascination with magic, folk tales, mythology and the supernatural. By the time I reached the age of 13, I was introduced by a friend to the concept of astral projection. By 14, I discovered a Witchcraft shop in my local town that changed my life. I met my first Witches and Pagans, I read lots of books and once I was eventually old enough, I began to attend courses at the shop where I was introduced to a diverse range of pagan, witchcraft and magic related subjects.
By the time I reached my early 20's, I was a member of a coven and rubbing shoulders with Thelemites, Ceremonial magicians, psychics, Tarot readers, Hoodoo rootworkers, Catholic folk magicians and Haitian Vodou practitioners. I greatly value the experiences and opportunities I have had and continue to have within the world of magic and spirituality and always learn something from everyone I meet.
I uploaded my first Wicca related video to my Youtube channel Rodriguez Mystic in 2009 and have been uploading videos relating to witchcraft, magic, paganism, spirituality, Tarot and more ever since. My channel has grown very slowly, as I would often only upload a small handful of videos each year, presenting material in an educational format whenever I felt inspired to do so.
I originally set up the channel because I suppose I have an innate desire to teach and present information on what I am passionate about. I get a real buzz out of being able to shed light on an esoteric subject for someone and make at least the basics of it more understandable to people who may be put off by other material out there. I also just plain love talking about this stuff and and learning from others in discussions.
I decided to take the plunge and create a blog linked to my Youtube channel as another means of sharing and providing information and personal thoughts on occult subjects. It is also a great way for me to encourage myself to write more, as I've always wanted to write at least one book.
In addition to talking about magic and spirituality, I also love to read Tarot for people and find working with Tarot to help people make decisions and gain more insight into their lives to be a very satisfying and rewarding process. If you would like a reading from me, or to learn more about my style of readings and the services I provide, you can learn more about it here.
In the more mundane and less blatantly magical aspects of my life, I am a graduate of the University of Manchester and hold a BA degree in the study of Religion and Theology, I'm also a qualified make-up artist with qualifications in media make-up and women's hairdressing and have had some of my make-up work published.
|I do also enjoy a spot of drag.|
I strive to live my life the way I want to live it, doing the things that I love, which means that my life doesn't always match up with society's expectations of correct "adulting", but at this point of the journey I couldn't care less.
I thank you for exploring my website and look forward to sharing more magical videos and articles with you all.
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