I am a self-proclaimed solitary neophyte, and I’m slowly discovering my spiritual path. I’ve always had a strong interest in/attraction to Ancient Egyptian mythology, history, art, and geography. I am considering following the Egyptian Magical path (and addressing that particular pantheon). What is your advice for the novice who wants to discover his/her pantheon? I realize that there is little importance in the names I give my Lady and her Lord, but I want to connect with my passion and heritage, and all signs point to Egypt.
Coming from a Wiccan standpoint, you really can use any God and Goddes you want to work with. Wiccans revere the immanent in nature symbolized in the form of a Goddess and a God who are seen as equal to each other. The view is syncretic, Wiccans see all goddesses as aspects of the “Goddess” and all gods as aspects of the “God.”
Really, you can use whatever pantheon you want to. Later, if you want to change it, you can. Spirituality is about finding what brings you close tot he divine. Your path may differ from others but that does not make it any less valid.
I actually use the Egyptian Pantheon as a Wicca, as does my coven. Primarily I work with Isis, Osiris, and Horus. It works wonderfully for me. As far as what pantheon to work with in a Wiccan context, its really what you are drawn to.