Questions about witchcraft from a very new beginner.?

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As I said I am very much a beginner, and have a few questions.
But, first I’d like to say a few things about myself.
My name is Amanda, I’m 15 years old. I’ve always sort of been the odd one out in any group. It’s not because I’m ugly or boring or anything. It’s sort of because of my odd interests. Well, they’ve always been odd to other people. I could never help being drawn to or reading about the supernatural, the paranormal, and especially witchcraft. I have always felt connected to the wiccan way of life, and finally, I have found a way to connect myself to it.
Also, I moved around a lot growing up, and somehow never felt like I fit into one particular lifestyle. But, finally, I have found something that makes be feel like I belong to something. So, I have been studying magick for a couple of weeks now.
I am fully aware that I should not try to perform any spells or magick yet, and that I need to learn more first. But, I am unsure of how I should go on learning. I know that most of you will recommend for me to buy some books, but, I live in Egypt right now, And they don’t really sell those sort of books in Egyptian book stores.
So, are there any experienced wiccans or witches out there with a little insight? Maybe a good website that has a good amount of information that will give me some better understanding of witchcraft?
Also, I know that I have to master meditation and concentration of my thoughts and such things, but, you see, I have 3 younger siblings, 2 of whom are under the age of 8. So you see, I don’t get much peace and quiet around here, so are there any tricks or tip that anyone can give me for getting good concentration when meditating even when there is a lack of peace around you?
Also, how long do some of you estimate that I should study before I preform even simple candle magick and such things?
And also, what are some great, easy, and simple spells that some of you did as your first spell? Other random tips and tricks would be GREATLY appreciated, also. I am very much dedicated to learning as much as I can and mastering magick as much as possible, so, don’t just think that I am some dumb girl fantasizing about being in a harry potter film or something,
I hate the franchise anyway.

Thank you!

Paganism?? (specifically from Pagans, Wicca, etc.)?

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I’m a 14 year old girl who is a freshman in high school (I’ll be 15 in April) and I know I’m a Pagan, but where can I find out what specific group I can classify myself as (Neo, Wicca, etc.) because I’m a little confused. I just need summarized definitions of what other types there are because I know there’s so many.

Also, to other Pagans/Wicca/etc. out there: were you raised into Paganism or did you find it as you grew older?
If you found Paganism later on in life, then how did your family and loved ones react? How did you confront them about it if they didn’t agree with your beliefs?

Why do some communities take children away from their parents if their pagan or Wicca?

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It makes no sence, they keep saying its because the parents are crazy, but what if they pass an exam saying they are sane. Its unconstituional!
I got this from reading a report in a newspaper in the opinions saying that he was going to have some children taken away from their parents since the parents were Wiccan.

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