Coriolis already pointed you towards some internet stuff, but if you're looking for a pagan community, you can try Pagan Space. It's overwhelmingly big at first, but there's a vast amount of info on there, as well as pagans from all sorts of paths, including, as on all forums, the trolls, the immature ones, the confused seekers and the veteran seekers. It should show you that pagans are, well..just people, like the rest of y'all
Coriolis, we should exchange info
I have studied mainly the Norse side and haven't gotten around to doing much studying on the Celtic side yet.
But the thing is..I try to keep an open mind. Many of these people are still finding their way. Some are there to avoid their own issues. Which is understandable yet regrettably delusional. And some actually experience shit I've never experienced. It's hard to differentiate at times. For instance, I know a fellow witch who swears she can see ghosts/spirits as clearly as she sees you and me. Me, I've never seen a ghost. But. I've felt energy. That's my thing. I *know* what it's like to be looked at that way myself, as when I was younger and less careful about who I told what (also coz the pain of all those feelings was daily killing me), I said that I could literally feel what other people felt. People...don't like that idea. And roll their eyes at that easily (as they do at you telling them that you're a pagan btw). Empathy, as it's known in the community (here known as an F and often especially NF skill, mixed with some sx-dom enneagram shit possibly), is considered a gift/curse over there, just as being a medium is.
Now, who am I to tell her that what she sees is a bucketload of crap, when I *know* myself what it's like to experience something that others cannot relate to? For that matter, before I knew what 'synesthesia' was and could explain it to people, people looked at me like I came from Venus or whatever other planet, coz I swore 2 was mintgreen. And that I saw a rainbow of colours or a thunderstorm of dark colours depending on the mood someone was in. It's kinda.. I know what it's like to be on both sides. I have trouble believing my friend as I believe she believes herself but is also convincing herself of it being true. That's the vibe I get. However, the irony is that I'm picking up this vibe with the very thing (empathy), that others look weirdly at me for So who's to say?
And then there's the added bonus of me 'feeling' energy when there's nobody there, and she's around. Now the question becomes...do I pick that up coz she wants it to be there, and it's really her energy I'm reading? Or is there actually somethign there and is she telling the truth? I don't know.