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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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Money and the Craft
Money And The Craft is something that Pagans have wrestled with for decades. Are tarot readings and the like really a "part of the Wiccan religion"? Should we consider a "paid clergy"? What do YOU think about exchanging teaching, readings or clergy service for cash?
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| In My Thoughts I Would Honestly Like To Keep Spiritual Belief And... ||Oct 29th. at 11:18:28 pm EST|
|Mike Messina (Hamilton, Ontario CA) ||Age: 21 - Email |
In my thoughts I would honestly like to keep Spiritual belief and money separate. But as other's have also stated. I see nothing wrong with suggesting donations. I honestly hate the idea of orgainized charity only because I can see the charity organizations taking a cut of profit from the donations. Maybe not early on but when they start to grow, it no longer becomes too charitable. It is true however that in this world its hard to survive without money. I see most people will have the respect and honesty to give whatever they feel is worth that service.
| My Opinion About Tarot Card Readings,money And The Cash Is That... ||Oct 31st. at 5:10:22 pm EST|
|robert proulx (ottawa, Ontario CA) ||Age: 34 - Email |
my opinion about tarot card readings, money and the cash is that it is fraudulent, a con , and a waist of money.Bent on old superstion, and a complete rip off from the old germanic and greek religions . my opinion .robert proulx
| First Of All, Yes, I Think Doing Tarot Readings Is A Part... ||Nov 8th. at 10:22:56 pm EST|
|Fen (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania US) ||Age: 43 |
First of all, Yes, I think doing Tarot readings is a part of the craft. It is a means of divination, and Witches are wise to develope their divination skills in a sincere effort to understand their craft. Once I honed my skills, I used to do Readings for the very anxious public (but not fellow wiccans). When they asked what I charged, I told them a gift or donation of their choice is appreciated but not necessary. I received anything from candles, flowers, pets, food and money! It was a good experience, and I met some very special people and made wonderful friends. But as the number of clients grew I knew I wasn't really accomplishing anything. So, I started to teach the cards instead. And for this I charge absolutely NOTHING, never will. . I am a Solitary Witch, so I don't really know much about organized groups and clergy. I wouldn't pay someone to keep a circle going. Our individual spirit and beliefs cannot be bought or sold.
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