posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 12:43 AM
i can't say what you should do, because is your option and choice. but i can tell you how I found my path, maybe it can help you.
This is like finding what brand of cigs you want to smoke, for it's taste, price, etc. I started smoking the same brand my ex smoked, then i didn't
liked them, i found a menthol version of those, then they raised the taxes and those cigs became over expensive for me, and i ended up smoking a cheap
menthol ones that are pretty nice in taste too.
for Magic, I started learning about wicca. I didn't liked it at the end because i'm a loner and here it's kinda hard to find more people who wants
to go into a forest and do rituals. So, what I did. I started to read LOTS of books about everything that seemed interesting. I can't even number how
many paths i've read about, and how many books i did read (but i can tell you how many i've finished!)... finally, i found a little essay by Grant
Morrison in the .torrent i've downloaded with The Invisibles comic called Pop! Magic... and everything that looked overcomplicated in other paths
suddenly started to be so freaking easy.
The same with cigs, now i'm working on chaos magic and it's really nice, and suits me a lot, it's pretty good for loners, even when doing massive
rituals are incluided there's always a way to get the same results by your own, you can make your own rituals to perform them as you will, and
basically everything is doing by your own will. There's a lot of laugh and fun on it, and if something doesn't work, you can try it again till you
get it. I have been on this path for a year at least and i so like it. I know that one day i'm going to get bored and turn into something else, but
for now, i'm happy.
what books do i recomend you? as someone said before, Peter Caroll is great, Phil Hine is GREATEST (i laughed like mad with his books, they're over
easy to understand even for me that i'm not a native english speaker), the said essay of Morrison (also his comicbook The Invisibles is a good
reading), and some Sherwin, specially the Book of Results and Theatre of Magick.
now i'm reading other writers that influenced those authors, and time to time i hate they're so complicated for writing (what's the deal of writing
in old english? it has been over complicated to me to understand, dunno, Crowley, because of that... and there's no spanish translation of the big
majority of those books)
Still, to find what you want or what suits you the best, go and search for it by yourself. Years ago somebody told me about chaos magic and i didn't
paid attention to him, now we laugh together about that, almost 10 years later.