First off: I cannot believe in the literal interpretation of deity: creator gods, sky wizards, beardly old men sitting on thrones. None of that. I do not and can not believe in god(s).
What I can believe in is pantheism. If anything is holy, it’s the matter and energy that composes us and has serendipitously given us everything. It’s our bodies, our homes, our Earth, our solar system, our universe.
I have recently become fond of the use of ancient pantheons to personify the various components of life. Take Agni, the god of fire for example. Reverence of Agni would signify reverence of that which he represents: fire, energy, and subsequently life, not some etheric being who actually gives fire. I do not believe that there *is* such an etheric being, deity, or god. What I do believe is that this is a good use of personification to embody pantheistic elements which are worthy of reverence.
On top of that, I feel very spiritual when practicing yoga and meditation. I enjoy and revere the natural world and wouldn’t be opposed to ritual if I could ever find ritual which spoke to me.
What do I sound like to you? I’ve looked (briefly) into some neopagan religions. Some components, like divination, magic and literal belief in deity seems to permeate these paths, and that’s something of a turn off.
However, if I’m wrong about these assumptions, please redirect me to readings that may show otherwise. I admit my search has been cursory.
No proselytizing from the Abrahamic religions, please. I know for a fact that your religion is not for me.