Context: I am a paleskinned, blue -eyed, redheaded American of Scottish, Welsh, and English extraction. I have experimented breifly with Wicca, I've initiated and studied Druidry, and I've taken a fairly deep foray into Heathenism, and I still work with some of the Heathen gods. Very recently I've started studying traditional witchcraft... I loved the first book I read about it a decade ago, but life happened and I'm just now continuing that study. I realize now that I've been drawn to the practices, ethics, and aesthetics of traditional witchcraft for years, and I've started working hard to more deeply encorporate those into my life Life is never simple. One of the most devout Heathen men I know is an African American. I have been repeatedly told (by multiple different people in separate African traditions who dont know each other) that Yemaya, an orisha of the African Diaspora religions, wants to work with me. So in addition to my studies in witchcraft, I've added studies in African Diaspora religion, Yoruba culture, Hoodoo, and Voodoo. If I'm hanging out with a Yoruban orisha I want to treat her right. I am of the opinion that sometimes "they" choose you.