So, I've been trying for a while to find my path, and feeling myself out, and for the most part I'm pretty squarely Wiccan. I follow the beliefs and customs of British traditionalism, and I definitely feel that that is my path spiritually.
However, I feel that my role is that of a shaman. I'm not too interested in shamanism as a belief system, it appeals to me, but not nearly as much as Wicca does. However, it appeals to me as a role. As a healer, a spiritual guide, leader, and teacher. These are all traits I want to exemplify. I want to fullfill basically all the cultural roles of a shaman, using Wicca as the belief system to support this.
Is this possible? Should I call myself a shaman? I'd call myself a priestess, but I don't feel that fits me as well as shaman does. If I call myself a shaman without belonging to that spiritual will I be irritating people who are?
I guess to put it in simplest terms, for me, being a shaman isn't a system of beliefs, and it isn't tied to what I believe in, instead its tied to what I do. Is this alright?