Paganchicks - Poll: What's Your Path?

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06-25-2009, 07:20 PM
I'm not able to put a lot of options on, but this was the best I could do.

If you select more than one, please comment. I'm curious to know. I know many of our paths are complicated.

06-27-2009, 03:13 PM
i picked pantheist - it is the closest match to my eclectic combination of beliefs. :)

06-28-2009, 09:41 PM
I realized afterward that I didn't put eclectic in there.. Oh well, there were only 10 options available.

I selected Norse and other.. I guess in practice I'm almost entirely Norse, though I have a lot of philosophical influences from other non-Pagan religions. I hope to never shut myself off to anything just because it isn't from my particular tradition.

07-01-2009, 10:13 PM
I checked 'other'.

My other is Asatru.

07-02-2009, 02:28 AM
I checked 'other'.

My other is Asatru.

Doesn't it fall under Germanic?

I have a little semantics issue with the name Asatru, but am essentially of the same tradition. Greetings!

07-04-2009, 05:08 AM
180% ?!?! :)

07-17-2009, 10:32 PM
I'm what I call a weirdo pagan--I'm a hard polytheist with animist leanings who does spirit-work stuff. I don't follow a particular pantheon and am not a witch and do not practice Wicca. I dabble in hoodoo and Vodou traditions, as well as some Egyptian stuff but, really, weirdo pagan.

09-04-2009, 01:07 AM
I followed a traditional Wiccan path for years. I belonged to a coven of sorts at one point many years ago. My beliefs are very similar to the Wiccan path and I refer to myself as a kitchen witch. I am most comfortable with that term and I have been referred to as an electic Wiccan and that fits as well.

09-07-2009, 12:32 AM
I put other and that's because I'm a Celtic Reconstructionalist, some how just clicking "celtic" didn't seem right, but I guess that is what I am.

gothik butterfly
09-22-2009, 11:02 PM
I've considered myself 'eclectic pagan and witch' for 12 years and I am an initiate of an eclectic coven with a loosely wiccan ritual structure.

However, for the past near year, I've been studying Anderson Feri traditional witchcraft and know that it is the right place for me.

10-02-2009, 12:12 AM
I'm not able to put a lot of options on, but this was the best I could do.

If you select more than one, please comment. I'm curious to know. I know many of our paths are complicated.

I am an elemental, ecclectic pagan. I am very much ruled by the elements, but I also have patrons. For instance, my chief patron is Lilith. I am a Water/Fire elemental mix. Most of my gifts lie within the Water element, though some are Air, I am kind of all over the spectrum gift wise. However, I am tied to the Earth in a way that the other traditions I encountered didn't cover thoroughly enough for me. Or if they came close, they discounted the connection to patrons.


10-02-2009, 03:24 PM
Green/hedge witch here.

10-12-2009, 11:50 AM
I picked Germanic because I'm probably closer to Asatru than anything else, at least at the moment. :) Nice to see a pagan group here.

10-12-2009, 07:35 PM
I picked other. I am still searching for my path, so I just tell people that I am pagan.

02-20-2010, 07:43 PM
and ancestrial learnings of Aboriginal Australia

02-21-2010, 12:07 AM
I checked other.... it is kinda blurry.... I am actually a 1st degree alexandrian wiccan, I was in a coven ( a founding member whose "circle" included Issac Bonewits) BUT, that was only for "COVEN" work. I am no longer involved with said coven. I am now and have always been Eclectic. I use a little here a little there including alot of of Celtic, Welsh, a little Strega, some Fairy work like I said very eclectic

02-25-2010, 04:48 AM
I debated selecting other... but the truth is with a few exceptions I suspect I fall under Wicca along with the rest of my family. Generally speaking though we take in tid bits from different traditions.

04-15-2010, 12:24 PM
I have a very strange view on religion, one I'm not always comfortable discussing. I fall under the category of eclectic pagan though.

04-15-2010, 01:17 PM
Unitarian / green / kitchen witch here.


04-15-2010, 01:31 PM
I would consider myself an Eclectic Pagan.

I do most of my "work" in the kitchen, and I feel pulled towards the Celtic traditions if I had to specify. (Although my cat, Persephone would lead people to think otherwise... LOL! But she picked her name. The day we brought her home she curled up on a children's book to sleep, the book happened to be titled Persephone. )

04-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Eclectic, hereditary, solitary witch here ! Amazing how many different paths but I think that is another of the things about Wicca/Paganism that I appreciate.

06-01-2010, 05:23 PM
I'm an eclectic and I just picked "Other"... lol

06-04-2010, 12:15 AM
I am a Traditional Wiccan with ecclectic tastes and interests :) Witchyonadiet, I agree!

11-12-2010, 09:05 PM
Tradwitch. Can't abide fluffy paths like wicca ( sorry wiccans , just the way it is for me personally ) though I started out looking into those like many do. I work with and learn from the natural things around me. I use what I find as and when I need it.

Tea Granny
01-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Just call myself Pagan - I'm still learning my path ( and I'm 51 :))

01-25-2011, 03:31 PM
I consider myself to be eclectic so no specific tradition, though I do always like to read about the different traditions :)

02-14-2011, 10:58 AM
I consider myself eclectic, with leanings in wicca, and hellenic much variety here, I love it! :)

05-23-2011, 11:54 AM
I checked "other". I consider myself to be a Solitary Eclectic Pagan Witch.

I don't practice too often, but I do candle magic sometimes, and I pray to Hecate sometimes, and other deities as I feel drawn to them.

05-24-2011, 08:07 PM
Well, I mostly consider myself an animistic polytheist, eclectic basically. My ancestry pulls me towards germanic and celtic directions, while I have been drawn to deities of other areas at different points in my life. I really believe no creation myths, I believe that all life on and the planet herself is sacred and has energy and yet I flatly reject any notion of one-god and do honor and believe in many of the old deities. I picked other, celtic, germanic, and pantheist, sorry for the long non-explanation. (been pagan since 70's on an ever-changing path)

06-20-2011, 04:01 PM
I clicked Other since I'm still sort of finding my way. I'm just eclectic as of right now -- I also know a bit about herbs and what their purposes are, and a lot of my work is in helping others. :)

06-25-2011, 01:17 AM
I put Germanic. I'm mainly Norse, researching into Norse magical practices too (such as seithr and galdr).

07-01-2011, 06:44 PM
I am Wiccan. I am a High Priestess of a local coven in my area. I've never been solitare for very long, I like coven life (with the right coven that is). Outside of coven tho I am still definatly Wiccan but I practice alot of Kitchen Magick

07-04-2011, 08:51 PM
Solitary Kali dedicant here. :D

08-16-2011, 12:26 AM
Proud Wiccan Its what i was raised.

08-24-2011, 03:40 PM
I put other. As I said in my profile, my religion--or lack of--is kind of private, but, as it was asked, I figured I'd poke my head in.

I practiced solitary, electic, sort-of-not-really-Wicca for a number of years. A lot of that involved research into older magic-type-things--going back from the Golden Dawn and Thelema, eventually landing in John Dee and before that Trithemius. At that point, I pretty much drifted away from any sort of formal belief and practice.

As I stand now, I'm largely agnostic. I think that magic and rituals are valuable as meditative and focusing activities. What remnants of belief I *do* have are vaguely. . .nature-based, I guess? Tied to the seasons more than any sort of theology. Anyway, my spiritual background puts me here, even though I'm not really pagan anymore, so I figured I'd post.

09-29-2011, 06:03 PM
I've been Norse pagan for about 7 years now.

10-03-2011, 10:53 PM
Shamanism, Druidism, and Wiccan. I call myself a pagan to not confuse anyone lol.

03-03-2012, 02:47 PM
I'd classify myself as Egyptian Pagan, with shamanistic and druidic roots, and a slight nod to Hinduism.
I am an alchemist, most of my practice revolves around herbs in some way.
I've explored Wicca and a few other pagan belief systems, never found a match, and finally realized that I didn't conform to any of the current "traditional" paths, so I made my own. I've been looking for a coven for many years, but it's been slow, so I've been a solitary practitioner since I was 16. I picked Egyptian, Just Witchcraft and other.

lora m
05-28-2012, 07:35 PM
I ticked the poll a while ago without introducing myself, and now I can't remember what I checked. I've been a member of a druid order for quite a few years, but I also have some Hellenic leanings due to feeling a draw to some members of that pantheon. Most of what I do is solitary practice, although I sometimes work with DH and have been more group oriented in the past. I find it easiest to just call myself Pagan these days.

06-07-2012, 04:46 PM
Oh this is tough. I don't identify completely with any of the mentioned, but I identify with parts of all of them. Does that make any sense? I suppose if I had to choose I would identify most closely with Keltrian Druidism.

08-14-2012, 08:56 AM
I tend to go with what works - but as far as following holidays and cycles i tend towards the germanic and celtic traditions.

02-22-2013, 09:35 PM
I see that this thread isn't very active :( but I can't say how exciting it is to come to any forum and see a pagan group already up and going!!!

For lack of a better term, I'm an eclectic pagan though I really like the term "kitchen witch" as well!

03-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Hi all!
I checked "other" like many before because I am (and am not) lot of things! I'm not Wiccan but I lean towards just the "Pagan" label if I have to label at all and leave it at that for now. I am happy in just exploring myself and the universe around me. :)

Edit: Though I also think the term "kitchen witch" is awesome. I'd like to add that to my repertoire, hehe.

04-26-2013, 09:18 AM
I am of a Eclectic path which is a mix of a Celtic, Hellenic, Hege witchery ect.

07-31-2013, 01:53 AM
I put Wicca and Other, for complicated reasons. I've been Wiccan my entire life, but I find myself still struggling to find my correct path. I used to be part of a coven, but I found myself following a different path from them and now I'm solitary.

10-20-2013, 10:38 PM
I'm a Christopagan. Which for me, means I try to combine Christian and Jewish ideals with pagan ones. I've been inspired by Catholicism, Episcopalianism/Anglicanism, Judaism, and some liberal Presbytarianism. Raised a Baptist and due to personal experience one of my least favorite denomination in the Christian faith. And my paganism is still relatively heavy in Wiccan ideology mixed with I guess Eastern religion ideology.

10-20-2013, 10:43 PM
I have a very strange view on religion, one I'm not always comfortable discussing. I fall under the category of eclectic pagan though.

It is something that makes you weird compared to other pagans. I know I have some conflicting beliefs that make pagans and Christians alike uncomfortable.

10-31-2013, 11:05 PM
"Other" here. Canaanite polytheist and Unitarian Universalist.

Adorkable Witch
09-28-2014, 06:00 PM
I chose Wicca, though I am a traditional Wiccan, not modern Wicca.

12-22-2014, 11:16 PM
Non-practicing Eclectic Wiccan with an affinity to the Hellenic pantheon.

Beyond a nod and a few moments contemplation on the High Holidays and the occasional loaf of bread/wine/honey left in thanks for life events and lessons I haven't practiced seriously in a lot of years, but I still identify myself as above.

01-13-2015, 03:53 PM
I thought I had voted in this poll but I guess not! I put Celtic. I'm a neo-Druid interested in the Celtic pantheon and feel I'm being pulled toward a more Celtic Reconstructionist path. My beliefs are panentheistic, and I feel a draw to the Egyptian pantheon as well.

01-13-2015, 04:11 PM
I chose Wicca, though I am a traditional Wiccan, not modern Wicca.

What's the difference?