I have a question or two regarding interest in other cultures.
I am a practicing traditional witch. For a while I have been studying as much as I can about Eastern paths, specifically those of China and Japan. I've looked into Buddhism, onmyodo, and have begun to look into Taoism.
Yesterday I went for a local thrift trip and found a book on the I- Ching and a little statuette of a Chinese couple pulling a large basket and a couple small baskets from ropes extended from a large board carried across their shoulders.
My question mainly is that I am in no way descended from China. I am a mix of Scottish and French born in the United States, and I have a great interest in Chinese culture.
Is it alright to mix some Eastern philosophy into my witchcraft?
Or am I crossing a line here?
Mostly by mixing Eastern philosophy I essentially incorporate feng shui into a lot of my practice and am studying as much as I can of it. Like I said I've looked a little into onmyodo, Chinese charms, the five elements and other things.
I am not trying to appropriate any culture. But I do like to utilize its philosophies alongside my own traditional folk magic based largely on my current local- a US State.
Any thoughts on this matter?