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Author Topic: Obligation to Community  (Read 8532 times)
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« Reply #5: May 17, 2011, 10:29:52 am »

What are our obligations to community?

There are two spiritual communities I'm tied to, which are tied to each other. One is my own personal coven, which I practice with and am an initiate of, and the other is a larger "clan" of similar Gardnerian covens with tangled lineages and relationships. My obligations to my coven are mainly to be there when we meet, on time and in a spiritual frame of mind (i.e., ready to let go of mundane world problems and be committed to the moment, able to stay for as long as the ritual/class/whatever goes on) and to do the readings and assigned work (even if I'm rather slow to make my way through them). I'm also expected to develop solitary practices and worship, which I'm still working on. And of course I'm obligated to maintain a protective secrecy about the coven and what we do.

As far as the clan, that gets a bit more complicated. I'm supposed to attend clan events, but I often don't because when we all get together there are politics at work that make me very uncomfortable. Suffice to say my coven is looked down on for various reasons and almost treated as not being "true" witches. It's offensive and it hardly helps to bolster my feelings of community.

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