By: Vanitys_Fire Moderator / Knowledgeable May 13, 2012
Post # 3
You're right. The answer would be to study on the different paths, but I must add that you may want to practice them as well to get the feel of the different paths. You can do as the above post states and study/practice as an eclectic. But if no paths feel right to you, then do what does feel right.
if none seem like the right path, take the parts from each path you feel are right, and make your own belief. when i started i was on the Gardener path, i read almost every book by Buckland i could get my hands on for my year and a day, and followed his words like law, though my personal belief conflicted with his teaching that wiccans don't belief gays are natural. once my year and a day was over, i threw that teaching out, and began down the Egyptian path. around year 4 i studied a bit of the Celtic and Norris paths, and now i've followed the draconic path for 3 years now. while i still feel rooted in Buckland's words, I pray to Egyptian dieties, decorate all my BoS in Celtic symbols, and dance with dragons. so it doesn't matter, life is a path, as you continue down it new experiences will shape and change you, the wiccan [pagan] path is the same way. all paths lead to the same place, so just follow what you believe.