All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
First a primer on my folks. I grew up in a deeply Roman Catholic household. My mother was born into it, and my father became Catholic by choice. My mum was very into prayers accompanied by candle-burning. My dad was very "nature-oriented". We used to watch storms together, and he had all this information on weather folklore.
When i was eight, my brother's Wiccan gf moved in with us. We bonded over things like tarot and crystals, things I always had an affinity for but never knew why. She used to take me with her to some of the many 'botanicas' in the south florida area. These shops usually catered to the local santerians and other spiritualists. I loved those places. There was just something really mystical about them. So anyways I was always a very devout Roman Catholic child.
I got into lovecraft and mythology at 12, inspired by browsing, of all things, the AD&D cthulhu mythos. Then at 14 my folks pushed me for confirmation, and something in me didn't feel like I could go through with it. So the three of us had a chat with the priest of the church who convinced my folks, esp. my mother (who would accept anything religious authority had to say) that it would be best to let me find my own path. Read more mythology and took up the tao te ching. At 16 some friends 'reintroduced' me to Wicca, and in it I was attracted to the balance of energies exhibited in the god and goddess archetypes. But after a while I was discovering things about Wicca which I did not agree with. I felt it should be one way and Wicca taught the opposite. So I started looking elsewhere but remained true to a Celtic pantheon. Then I read up on other pantheons (Norse, GrecoRoman, Egyptian, Sumerian, Slavic) things that made me take notice. Also explorations of different types of folk magic, work with dragons, chaos, sigils, dreamwork, but also things like reincarnation and astral travel. I realized there was a lot of sound value in continuing to explore other avenues, not just of Paganism, new age and the occult but of other religions as well.
By now my ideas were beginning to embrace chaos, darkness, necromancy, and the ancient ones more in my practice. And then I read LaVey, and it was an eye opener. I found in his writings a reflection of many things I had felt all along but had never heard conveyed until I read his work. Strangely I found that it put off some of my pagan friends because they thought I had crossed over to the 'dark side'. *rolls eyes*
After I met my husband, I introduced him to Paganism, and he introduced me to Gnosticism. Something I know so little about still, but is still a huge interest of mine. So I guess in a nutshell, my eclecticism is an ever-evolving process.
Your experiences sound very similar to mine Tavthe, I hope by now you have also explored Gnosticism.....It's been an interest of mine for years.....very interesting and in many cases very contradictory to the current Christian Bible.....Thanks for you posting, Blessings, Ianna:)