Although there are numerous ways to become a witch, one simple way is to learn about the different magick traditions and educate yourself on the history of witchcraft. Most candidates study for a year and a day, perform a dedication ritual and join a coven.Continue Reading
There are few, if any, formally recognized schools of witchcraft. The process is simply a personal and spiritual journey that involves learning as much as you can about the craft. Read any information you can find on Wicca, Neo-paganism and Druidism as well as regional and esoteric witchcrafts, such as Santeria and Stregheria.
To get a better understanding of witchcraft, it is wise to read from a variety of sources. A few classic authors and books to choose from include Aleister Crowley, Colin Wilson's "The Occult: A History" and Buckland's "Complete Book of Witchcraft."
Although there are covens you can join once you have finished your year and a day of study, being a witch is ultimately a personal journey. For this reason, it is important to set your own goals and decide your own path. Keep a journal recording your experience; outline what you want to achieve and how you hope witchcraft can improve your life.
After you have completed your study and decided that witchcraft is the right path for you, it is time to perform a dedication ritual. This ritual is a personal experience and is done on your own in a location of your choosing.