My father and uncle introduced me to the mysteries when I was young, still in my first grade school years... and over time, I was domestically initiated into the Rosacrucian school, perhaps from my 12th year. For this I used the material my family handed down to me, that which came before the breakup between Imperator Stewart and AMORC.
I was always advised against joining a fraternity because of the access I could have to the material, and the questionable membership process, as well as the underlying interests that where stirring up in the lodges.
So, for the past 10 years I've been a private researcher and thinker, a reader and a very callow adept. I still keep a close relationship between my masters: my father, a 3rd degree R+C (who quit to begin a family), and an uncle, 12th degree Illuminati. Both of these remarkable men have helped me shape my ideas and make sense of my studies, keeping my will intact and my reasons for this still bearing no relation to any material pretensions along the way.
I, over time, stumbled across the Luxormedia channel and began to study the videos, and found to be the most trust-worthy and well-researched means of multi-media content of initiate material.
Hard to say... I'm researching Earth History and Alchemy right now. But I'm also very concerned about the evil side of hermeticism and it's influence on world politics.
29 year old man, versed in music and psychology, sound engineering and journalism, interested in furthering my knowledge on why I exist, after a lack of faith drew me away from the classical copernicus "scientific model".
Harder to say... I'll mention some authors that come to mind: Steiner, Castaneda, Spencer and Ralph Lewis, Blavatsky, Fernando Pessoa, the classics (Plato, Paracelsus, even Dumas, Francis "Shakespeare" Bacon, etc)... Fulcanelli, Jacques Bergier, and many others.
Damn... this is a real hard thing to define. I'll say I enjoy Del Toro, Tarantino, Coppolla, Fellini, Kubrik, Oliveira, but it'll be unfair to a lot of cineasts to start going into a lot of detail. "Game of Thrones" was amazing, though! (it's a series, not a film, of course)