Greetings everyone. I apologize if this belongs elsewhere or if my questions are already answered and I'm just not looking right.
January 7 last year, I had a mystical experience which proved to me that there is more to this reality than what I had assumed (I was an agnostic, an atheist, who held science, logic and reason to be of paramount importance and all religion or religious traditions as silly superstition). I'll describe in short this experience although the impact and meaning of which can't adequately be summed in words. You could skip it if you want so I'll put it in spoilers, but it does provide a lot of background as to my experience, my worldviews, my situation and belief-evolution:
Anyway, so I'm clean and sober nowadays, and I do believe in what I call God. And I read scriptures of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. But my life of ritual is haphazard and confused at best. I confuse myself as to what is God, and what isn't; what is divinely inspired or True, and what isn't; what the Name of God is or if it matters; the right way to pray, the right way to live, what is or isn't possible. I do believe in evil entities which I call demons; I believe that my cycle of addiction, depression and helplessness is tantamount to possession or influence or perhaps just a metaphorical demon or evil spirit. And I don't want to succumb to that sort of thing again. Which is why I'm confused and just exploring all possible paths and all possible Truths. I'm doubting myself for posting all this here or looking into this field, since the use of spells or summoning or prophecying is either condemned as itself being evil and to be avoided (the Old and New testaments in particular), or hinted at being possible and the result of a Godly type of lifestyle (Hinduism and yoga) or being the exclusive domain of God and those who (correctly) serve God (again the Bible). And I have no idea what is or isn't *really* possible, and what if anything I should even be trying, and how to go about it.
Basically, I need guidance as to the questions posed in the title. Should I start down this path at all, or continue with the more mainstream religious teachings? And if I should, where and how should I start? Any words of wisdom, guidance, support; any questions or constructive criticisms are all exceedingly welcome.