Im all for an eclectic approach to magic.
but as I started to look into it there are some boundaries that exist and should exist especially when it comes to appropriation of cultures or using methodologies that are diametrically opposed to one another.
One are that seems to come up a lot is that voodoo, hoodoo, Santeria and paths within that "sphere" (a term I don't like to use, but im not sure how to put it properly)
Some African traditions come from tribes that in no way would mix with traditions of other tribes as they were enemies of one another.
But I wonder if the notion of "melting pot" is apt here in the Americas or if it goes too far?
Some of these religions and practices are quite ancient and there is a process of initiation and moving forward. Just as the term "wicca" gets bandied about so much that the religion becomes blurred with vague notions of witchcraft and even other traditions.
Yet syncretism is at the heart of evolution of religions and certainly significant for any adept that would call her/him self "eclectic"
At what point does syncretism morph into leaving the original intent and concept of the original path?
I read this article on it and the author brings up some significant points.
What do you guys think?