Hi, I don't think I've introduced myself. :)
I'm Kyrene, and I'm a Greek polytheistic reconstructionist. My patron deities are Apollo and Dionysos, though Hermes has been known to tag along. I am the founder of Hellenion, an international Greek polytheistic organization, and am an active member.
My exploration with the occult began when was 12 and an atheist. I quickly learned that there was "something" out there, and sometime after that through various experiences, realized that there many "somethings" out there and became a generic polytheist. Since that point, all of my workings have been for the sake of mystical experiences, for gnosis, and to serve the gods.
I started out in the Golden Dawn more than four years ago, and while a lot of it was to my liking, its overreliance on Christian and Jewish mysticism didn't sit well with me. I began researching many systems, and found that pretty much anything today is derived from the Golden Dawn, right down to where the elements are placed in what directions--or even using the elements in directions to begin with.
Right now (as you can see from my recent post) I'm currently working on researching ancient Greek mysticism and theurgy in the hopes of having a system that we can use instead of using everyone else's. I don't see the point of using a system developed by monotheists in order to commune with gods as a polytheist. Some of it is compatible, while some of it most definitely is not.
And so, on with my research! :)