Putting it very simply it was when I discovered The Satanic Bible in a B Dalton Bookseller over two decades ago.
After that nature just took its course.
"The difference between the man or woman who's a practicing Satanist, from an identity Satanist is that the practicing Satanist looks at the picture, while the identity Satanist studies the frame."
-- Anton Szandor LaVey
"Anyone without a sense of humor is too pretentious to be a good magician."
-- Anton Szandor LaVeyLife EverlastingWorld Without End