Category Archives: Essays

Essays on a variety of topics.

Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy

To many people who were born and raised in the United States religions are viewed as being focused around something that you believe. You believe the correct beliefs, and that is what defines you as a member of that particular … Continue reading

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Finding a Therapist

Recently at the House Kheperu Gather there was a panel on Psychology and Magic. One of the questions put forth by the presenters and then discussed at the end of the presentation was I am a member of an alternative … Continue reading

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The Need for Regular Practice

One of the constant challenges in today’s world is finding the time and the space to engage in a regular practice. Yet there is very little–for our spiritual or magical development–that is more critical than finding that time and space. … Continue reading

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Healing Ethics and Relationships

This is a revised version of a previously written essay. I don’t believe that we can automatically emulate mental health or physical health professionals. I believe that model has much to teach us, but many of us don’t have the … Continue reading

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Dual Relationships: Romantic Relationships with Clients

This is a revised version of a previously written essay. Paying attention to other ethics codes and looking at the reasons why, the answer to the sex/romantic dual relationship with clients issue can be summarized with a single word: Don’t. … Continue reading

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American Culture and Reconstruction

But I am coming to see that contemporary America is very, very strange in one respect. It just may be the first society in which it is a major reflexive dogma that there must be no dogmas. Think about it. There’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on Earth Day, 2011

I remember when I was very young Earth Day being something of a big thing at my school. We’d go plant trees, have talks about helping the environment, and a long list of other things along those lines. As I … Continue reading

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Are We Professionals?

One of the key questions in the matter of professionalism is whether having these discussions is even necessary. Are we actually acting in a professional capacity, one where we need to be talking about a professional ethics? For many people … Continue reading

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Dual Relationships and Ethics

This is a revised version of an essay that I have previously written. As members of a profession that takes clients we frequently run into one of the pitfalls of other such professions: having more than one kind of relationship … Continue reading

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Professionalism

This is a revised and expanded version of an essay I have written previously One thing that I believe we as Spirit Workers need to be discussing in more depth is the nature of working with clients in a modern … Continue reading

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