Booking Through Thursday – Changing

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I’ve seen this question floating around the blogosphere a few times the last couple of days, so thought I’d pass it forward.

Which Book Changed Your Life?

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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!

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7 responses to “Booking Through Thursday – Changing

  1. It’s odd how our lives can change based on really minor incidents, isn’t it? I started reading about Wicca and pagan religions after playing a silly game (The Sims 2) with witches in it. I wanted mine to be ‘realistic’, heh.

    “Drawing Down the Moon” was one of the better books I read during that period, though it’s not one of the ‘life changing books’ I listed here

  2. We are on opposite worlds for sure, I’m a Christian. Like you it was an easy question to answer.

  3. Very interesting answer and a cool way to find out about what lifestyle you want to live as. Books, even the encyclopedia, are awesome in how they can lead you down a path in life you may never have gone down otherwise.

  4. Huh, neat! How very life changing and fulfilling!

  5. Which book changed your life?

    I would have to say the Harry Potter and Twilight series because they sparked so many conversations with people I know well and people I just met. It’s also fun talking with people about the different aspects between the books and the movies.

  6. Wow! It’s amazing how our paths begin in different ways…

    Here’s my life changing book!