How do you become a witch? If you find yourself asking that question, then you’re already halfway to becoming one. If you’re looking for some long-winded dissertation, then you’re going to be disappointed, because the answer is isn’t that complicated.The following article aims to explain how you can become a witch without confusion and nonsense.

Decide that you’re a witch
Yes, really. It may seem a little too simple, but some concepts are so easy that they really seem more difficult than they are. Witchcraft is such a fluid concept, and the word “witch” can be defined in numerous ways. What matters is whether or not you feel like you’re a witch. If you want to become a witch, now is as good a time as any to simply start calling yourself one. You’ve been called to the craft, and the rest will fall into place naturally.

Read all the books
Oh. You thought the above-paragraph was all you’d need to do? Well, sure, you can call yourself a witch and wing your own spells without any knowledge, because we’re all naturally able to manipulate energy. However, you might want to educate yourself on different witchcraft basics, lore and history. Knowledge is power in every avenue of life, especially spirituality and magic.

Trust your instincts
While you should certainly read everything you can on witchcraft to give yourself a well-rounded education on the topic, you should always trust your own instincts first and foremost. What works for some won’t work for others, and vice versa — so really, you gotta find what you’re good at and what you’re comfortable doing. When it comes to casting spells, your own instinct should be your primary guide.

Understand your own beliefs
The world of witchcraft is huge — seemingly endless, in fact. There’s Wicca, Asatru, Voodoo and thousands of other philosophies and religions. Do you believe in deities? Do you crave religious comradery? Then choosing a religious path and learning about it may benefit you. Some witches, however, don’t believe in deities and don’t crave a religious experience — and that’s absolutely okay as well. What matters is that you become acquainted with your own beliefs and explore them so that you know what you truly do believe. When you know what you believe, and are confident in it, your journey in to witchcraft will go smoothly.

Knowing yourself and your core beliefs also strengthens your spiritual fortitude, and that strength will indeed come in handy if you’re ever challenged by another witch. The pagan/witch community can be toxic at times, and some will try to bully you if your beliefs differ from theirs. Understanding your own beliefs helps you stand firm with them.

That’s all (for now) 
If you want to become a witch, you can become a witch. There are no secret rites or initiations one must go through (unless you’re getting involved with a religion like Wicca). Just get out there, study the craft and cast spells. And remember, practice makes perfect!