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An indispensable guide for Pagan Clergy|
The Pagan Clergy's Guide For Counseling, Crisis Intervention and Otherworld Transitions
Author: Kevin Gardner
Category: Pagan, Clergy Level: All
An indispensable guide for Pagan Clergy from basic counseling skills through crisis intervention, marital and family counseling, grief and other transitional issues, the author provides insights into behaviors and motivations and guides you around the pitfalls and problems inherent in any counseling relationship.
Every new religious movement reaches a point where it matures
into a true spiritual path. Occasionally a book comes along which
marks that evolution from such a movement being inward looking
to looking outwards to understand it's true purpose. The Pagan
Clergys Guide... is one of those books. It marks the transition of
Wicca into a Priesthood of service to the community and the
divine. We can't speak more highly of this book. It is well written,
well sourced and has gems of wisdom that only come from
experience. We would recommend it to any practicing wiccan
priestess/priest as an essential book for their shelf'.
Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone RN. Authors: A Witches Bible, A
Witches Goddess, Spells and How they Work, The Healing Craft
and Progressive Witchcraft.
"This well researched book is an easy read and an excellent
reference for Pagan's involved in chaplaincy work."
Author: Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick and Magickal Self
From basic counseling skills through crisis intervention, marital
and family counseling, grief and other transitional issues, Kevin is
there to hold your hand, provide insights into behaviors and
motivations, and guide you around the pitfalls and problems
inherent in any counseling relationship.
The unique aspects of counseling those with developing psychic
or magickal abilities are handled with common sense and caution,
helping the counselor to discriminate between psychic and
psychotic, and to handle the effects of magickal workings. Long
awaited and desperately needed, this little volume may well prove
to be THE guide for Priests and Priestesses in any counseling role.
Rhiannon, Wiccan Priestess, Co-founder of SerpentStone,
Psychiatric Nurse, BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) , Master
of Science in Counseling.
Kevin's new book is a blessing for those of us who constantly take
on the challenge of assisting Pagans in crisis. With all the books
out there that constantly rehash Paganism 101, this book provides
a "sigh of relief" in assisting clergy with tough "fieldwork". Add this
book to your collection of necessary resources for crisis
intervention with the Pagan population.
Ms. Ann E. Oxyer-Sorley
This work is intended for advanced-level Pagan practitioners who feel the call to fulfill the role of Clergy within their tradition. The book explains what Pastoral Counseling is and how to do this type of counseling in plain easy to understand terminology, and the clinical words commonly used in counseling and therapy are also explained in easy to understand terms. Areas of focus are Family and Marital Counseling, pre and post divorce counseling, crisis counseling and intervention, grief counseling and I distinguish Grief Counseling from Grief Therapy, which should only be done by licensed professionals. Additionally, I cover extensively working with the dying and their families, and working with the bereaved; I explain the process from the time of death until the remains are released to the family, and what a Clergy person needs to attend to and what s/he should expect as tasks. This is followed by a selection of Memorial/Funeral services for Celtic, Nordic, Grecian, Egyptian and non-denominational paths, as well as a complete service for a child and suicide victim as well as a graveside service. I have a chapter on counseling the elderly as well as a selection of prayers one may use as is or modify to fit the circumstances.
Currently, to my knowledge, there is no other book like this available for Pagan Clergy, which focuses upon the unique perspectives and circumstances of counseling Pagan practitioners, that is other than some material on counseling I had previously included in my two other books. I feel that this book fills a nitch, which has been grossly over-looked, yet sorely needed by the Pagan Community.
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