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Author Topic: The intersection of religion, magic, and well-being  (Read 2306 times)
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« Reply #4: March 24, 2011, 07:41:42 pm »

Agree completely with your post, but wanted to add that although getting informed consent beforehand is a big part of being responsible, it doesn't exhaust responsibility, which is ongoing. If I sought out a practitioner I would expect him or her to remain attentive, as far as is reasonable, to how I'm responding to the practice, just like a doctor should be attentive to the possibility that I'll react badly to some form of treatment.

Quite right. I sort of file that under 'ability to deal with problems', but it definitely deserves teasing out.

One of the more complicated things about learning priestessing-for-others skills for a lot of people is actually that piece: how to have a meaningful experience yourself while making sure that everyone else in the setting is still doing okay within the scope of the ritual. (It's one of the arguments for really clear ritual roles and structure, actually, because people can then focus on their bit, rather than tracking everything.)
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