You’re very welcome. While I can’t know with certainty if you have a disorder, I don’t believe that you meet the criteria for schizotypal personality disorder. Most of the symptoms that you mentioned are either normal or more characteristic of an anxiety disorder. Further supporting my contention is the fact that you were evaluated by a psychiatrist and he or she diagnosed you as having an anxiety disorder rather than schizotypal personality disorder.
With regard to being interested in the afterlife, this is not an unusual interest. The majority of individuals, at some point in their lives, will contemplate what happens after we die. It is a normal and healthy interest. All religions, philosophers, and great thinkers have considered what happens after death.
The type of “magical thinking” that you experience is not the same type of “magical thinking” that is being described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM), the guidebook that mental health professionals use to diagnose mental health disorders. You described wondering if magic exists in the world. It’s normal to wonder if a particular phenomenon is real. The type of “magical thinking” that the DSM is describing is more in line with whether an individual believes that he or she is being controlled by or influenced by a paranormal phenomenon. You explicitly stated that you do not believe that you have magical powers. In my opinion, your interest in whether magic exists in the world is inconsistent with the type of magical thinking that is characteristic of schizotypal personality disorder.
The social anxiety that you described seems more characteristic of a social anxiety disorder rather than schizotypal personality disorder.
It seems as though the diagnosis your psychiatrist has provided is likely accurate. Also consider the fact that he or she presumably conducted a full-scale psychiatric and social history and after having done so concluded that you have a social anxiety disorder rather than schizotypal personality disorder.
It is wise to conduct research on other possible related mental health disorders. It is also wise not to jump to conclusions. My recommendation would be to learn as much as you can about social anxiety disorder and use that education to help with the disorder. Fortunately, you are in treatment. With treatment, you can expect the elimination of social anxiety from your life. Please take care.