All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
I see a lot of people coming to PS to ask about how to find a path or tradition to follow. My advice is always to try out some public groups first. This was my most recent response to someone: In a public group, solitary and coven pagans get together to celebrate (usually) sabbats. A public group will give you an opportunity to see how other traditions work without being tied down. When the public group workings are over, you are back to being a solitary. That is how I prefer to practice my spirituality. I get to see a lot, learn a lot, meet lots of interesting people, all without a heavy commitment.
How about the rest of you? Do you work with a public group? Is it a supplement to your tradition or do you exclusively run with a public group? Any pros or cons to public groups?