Woman, 66, Oregon, USA
I was raised Catholic; attended Catholic school for 11 years. Left the church after too many questions about dogma.
Still believing in God, I spent 20 years exploring other religions/belief systems, i.e., Wicca, Paganism, Shamanism, Native American Spirituality, Zen Buddhism, Yoga, etc. Attracted to a lot of various philosophies, I was an eclectic New Ager, following my version of Spirituality. I even opened a New Age bookstore and ran that for 3 years.
Then, I went back to college to study Anthropology and Archaeology. I thought it would broaden my understanding of metaphysics. I got my B.S. in Anthropology and did further post-graduate work in Anthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology.