Which Book Changed Your Life?
I can only think of one that had a significant effect on my life and that was an encyclopedia.
It was because of a random search in an encyclopedia whilst in the school library that I became Pagan.
Bizarre really – I was looking up vampires and was surprised to discover that Dracula was a real historical figure (I was about 14 at the time) and fascinated by the real story behind the famous novel and movies. I figured if he was real, witches might be real too. I looked them up and found that modern witches were nature worshippers. From there I searched Wicca and Paganism and found myself growing more and more interested. I started buying books on the subject, but to me, many of the Wiccan books seemed a little wishy-washy (no offence to Wiccans, but it just wasn’t for me and it was more to do with the style of the writing than the beliefs).
After a few years of reading about it, I decided to live it.
Eventually, I worked out my own Path and went on from there. I’ve now spent more than half my life as a Pagan, and all because I was bored one rainy afternoon in the school library!