New here...Was interested in paganism a few years ago and I loved it until I read a book that put me off the whole thing. The book was called wicca:a guide for the solitary practitioner by Scott cunningham. Then I read a bit more about different paths of paganism etc and it seemed that the paths I looked into just didn't suit me. Mainly because I don't like the idea of calling on a specific God/goddess and I just couldn't really believe in these gods/goddess and not a fan of having a God/goddess figures on an altar.... I do believe in a 'higher power' I just don't put a name to it etc. So anyway I felt a bit lost and stopped reading into paganism. Nothing against people who do like to put a name to Gods and goddesses but it's just not for me. Is there a path that will suit me? I know a lot of paths have 'labels' I'd like to follow a guideline but not something that relies on Gods and goddesses. Not even sure if I've explained myself properly lol
you could consider 'eclectic' or just go with 'pagan' or 'witch'. i know plenty of witches who do not pray to a specific deity. some go with 'divine feminine' and 'divine masculine' energies, or just have one candle for 'spirit'. and while some over time connect with a specific deity, they are not the prime being they call on for spells and whatnot [you don't need to call on any higher power to cast spells, you just need to tap into the energy around us] witchcraft is a craft, not a religion, so you can still practice it without any sacred being looking over your shoulder. you might consider looking into books like To Walk a Pagan Path or Everyday Witchcraft as a guide to living a magickal life, but not a deity specific path.