I came to witchcraft in a very round about way. I grew up very repressed and very fundamentalist and so I ended up spending many years simply wading through what it was I believed and what I did not. Wicca never really interested me, I was always more scholarly when it came to religious studies and so when I read a lot of the things that Wiccan's claim to be true I simply looked for the sources and, finding none, or finding that them unsatisfactory, moved on. Until a few years ago I never would have even considered myself a witch. I came to magick through experiences I had while practicing meditation that I felt the tradition I belonged to couldn't or wouldn't explain. Then I spent some time pursuing Ceremonial Magick which I took to with zeal but always felt it to be too formal. After some time I just said screw it, I'm going to go my own way and crazily enough all of that practice I had done in various traditions as I was a seeker melded together into a very personalized system for me, everything seemed to finally click. I was practically training myself for years without really realizing it. All of those meditation methods, energy practices, divinations, learning to talk with spirits, all of it had a purpose but I was too thick to really see it when I realized it I felt like the karate kid realizing that Mr. Miyagi wasn't just making me learned to clean his shit for free.