There was no one factor that influenced my decision to follow the path of the Craft. I was at a time in my life where I had the confidence to explore different views than those I had been indoctrinated with from a young age (society I mean, not my parents...), I had experimented and researched other paths and several religions and Witchcraft felt right to me. There is an evident trend toward the craft in my family and I felt drawn toward it from a young age.
There were other factors too, I speak a lot of my frustration with the mundane and becoming a witch allowed me to focus on and express my spiritual side to a much greater degree. This was important as during my late teens and early twenties I felt very ostracised from that part of myself. Becoming a witch helped me to integrate my parts together to achieve the synthesis of who I needed to be.
If I'm honest, I am also very interested in power. I am more interested in power than worship and supplication. Learning the craft helped me understand how to manipulate the world to my best advantage and how to take control of my life and others. I was also conscious of my own views on morality which do not fit into any conventional framework I have ever yet come across. Traditional Witchcraft allows me to work with the beliefs inherant in my own personal morality.
I don't think becoming a witch is ever a snap decision, for me all the elements of my life just quietly moved together until such a choice was natural, possibly even inevitable.
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