Meeting with other like minded individuals is great – just being able to talk to each other, even without the other ritual stuff, and know that if you mention something pagan related it isn’t going to get people rolling their eyes at you. Have you had any luck meeting others?
I’m in NZ and the community is quite small but we are there. I’m sure that there are other witches around you, just in the shadows.
And yes I agree that it is like we are back in the past.