Generally initiations are a year and a day after you first began practicing. Because of the area you live in, you need to use a lot more than just a little caution. I need you to be very aware that practicing witchcraft in your country is punishable by death. So please remain in the broom closet and don't share this info with anybody. It takes one person in a bad mood to tell the wrong person and you could be in serious danger. The Lord and Lady will understand the necessity of you being a practitioner in your heart and soul... but not outwardly. I never thought I would say this to a practicing witch, but I doubt it's even safe for you to have a Book of Shadows.