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 on: October 12, 2014, 04:58:10 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Earthbound Spirit
No worries.  I just wanted to be clear.  It's a very touchy subject.  Paying for something that should be freely given is morally wrong, imo.

 32 
 on: October 12, 2014, 04:53:38 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Oh I know, EB.  That's the way I took it.  But they have to be careful about how things could be construed.  Very sorry if I accidentally insulted your post, I didn't mean to.  Mea Culpa.  I'm thinking of making Lady Faux Pas my new Craft name.

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 on: October 12, 2014, 04:46:05 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Earthbound Spirit
The gifts I refer to would be from the kindness of the heart and nothing would be expected in return for the gift.

Eta: If the gift would appear to be for any services then it could be delayed until after initiation if that is the end result.  I would feel an obligation to give a gift.  Some token of my appreciation would be required.  I don't like taking free stuff. 

 34 
 on: October 12, 2014, 04:30:23 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
I have to say no.  I think students should offer "gifts" to the teacher for their knowledge if they are so inclined.  There is nothing wrong with teachers asking students to pay for supplies.
The thing about offering gifts is that it could be construed as a payment or bribe for initiation.  There can't be any question that the initiate is there because s/he has been deemed a proper person who has been  properly prepared, and not because initiation has been bought and paid for.

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 on: October 12, 2014, 04:23:33 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
The Wiccan teachers I know have no objection to being compensated for gas, room use if applicable, snacks and supplies as long as no profit is obtained.  I think gifts would be declined though a small food gift such as cookies might be okay.

There being life outside Wicca, I honestly don't know how others would see this though I imagine there are varying opinions.  To me the reasoning behind the "no payment" rule is sound though.

 36 
 on: October 12, 2014, 04:15:00 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Earthbound Spirit
I have to say no.  I think students should offer "gifts" to the teacher for their knowledge if they are so inclined.  There is nothing wrong with teachers asking students to pay for supplies.

 37 
 on: October 12, 2014, 11:44:31 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Samhain is coming up for many of us. How do you plan to celebrate?  Many people conflate Samhain with Hallowe'en.  Do you plan to combine them, celebrate them separately, or does the commercialization of Hallowe'en bother you?

I love Hallowe'en and think of it as a secular holiday while Samhain is somber in nature and has deep religious significance for me.  What are your thoughts?

 38 
 on: October 12, 2014, 07:14:26 AM 
Started by Harjilaz - Last post by Celestrial
Welcome to TCC

 39 
 on: October 12, 2014, 07:13:09 AM 
Started by Lonan - Last post by Celestrial
Welcome to the Forum..its a great place with wonderful people 

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 on: October 12, 2014, 07:10:14 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
You're not being long winded, it's a nice post.  BUT, you're talking about mundane teaching and I agree with you as far as that goes.  Esoteric teachers, particularly those who teach the Art, are in a different category.

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