Oh gods, not again.
Yet another neophyte wants me to know all about visions seen, psychic experiences had, predictions made that came true just as she said.
Sigh. Aînesse oblige, says a friend of mine: Elderhood obligates.
It's what anthropologists call “credibility-establishing narrative,” and in the free-wheeling world that is the pagan community, we all have our own. But there's narrative and narrative. Funny how the very act of establishing that you're not a newbie can in fact signal exactly the opposite. Once you start in, you might as well just brand a big, red N on your forehead.