What sparked your original interest in the occult – how did you get involved with it?
It was a very long time ago, really. It was pretty spontaneous, maybe a little bit crazy: something somebody said to me sparked a brainstorm in my head about my identity, my purpose on the planet, etc. The very next day I got ahold of some magical manuals and started practicing. I picked up Mastering Witchcraft, began to practice and study at the same time. It was like I knew some of the rules already, but had not been thinking about them until then. It was quite odd.
Detail from The Crucifixion Triptych, Rogier van der Weyden, 1443-1445