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  • Gavin Andrew
    Hi Nisaba, Willow, Cathie, Veronica, Indigo, All, (apologies if I left anyone out :- ) I ve really been impressed by some of the suggestions in this thread for
    Message 1 of 61 , Aug 1, 2000
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      Hi Nisaba, Willow, Cathie, Veronica, Indigo, All, (apologies
      if I left anyone out :->)

      I've really been impressed by some of the suggestions in
      this thread for introducing kids to spirituality, and
      groaned at some of the horror stories.

      I think this topic feeds into the whole subject of the
      parent/child relationship and the hopes and expectations
      that parents have of their offspring. One of my friends grew
      up in a very alternative household - parents both yoga
      teachers, mostly vegetarian diet, encouraged to explore her
      psychic/intuitive faculties wherever possible, and whisked
      off to the naturopath or the acupuncturist at the first sign
      of illness etc. These days, my friend is strictly meat and
      two veg, GPs and specialists, and thinks spirituality is all
      a crock. And I, who grew up in the finest traditions of
      anglo semi-Xtian agnosticism, have somewhat bemused my
      parents with my own choices...(as many of you can relate to,
      I'm sure).

      Because I was there when my friend grew up and left home
      (heh heh, she started eating meat full-time around the same
      time I became vegetarian...) I could see what was going on:
      it was as if the Gods were saying to her parents, "Right,
      you're so into the concept of all-embracing spirituality,
      you're so accepting of others' beliefs, lets see how you
      handle your child walking a different path to the one you
      want..." The whole "letting go" thing with a bit of added
      angst.

      It makes me wonder if a bit of reverse psychology isn't
      called for at times - just to give a child something to
      rebel against once the teen years start rolling in...

      Blessings,

      Gavin.

      - Wants any children he may have one day to be
      vegetarian..... ;->
    • Practical Magic
      Yep, I just joined this one and another at the same thyme (more or less), which has a couple I recognise here (hello boyez). The day job comment: Yeh, funny.
      Message 61 of 61 , Dec 15, 2009
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        Yep, I just joined this one and another at the same thyme (more or less), which has a couple I recognise here (hello boyez).

        The day job comment: Yeh, funny.
        In a cultural context, the Druid was employed as such. Kind of a vocation. Not so much the Gutuater who was just the local person best qualified to lead local ceremony. Poor bugger still has to milk the wheat and plow the cow.

        D1

        --- In WitchesWorkshop@yahoogroups.com, Celebrity Psychic <celebpsychic@...> wrote:
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        > Hey Darren
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        > Welcome to this great group [?]
        > I personally feel this is one of the best Witches Egroups around
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        > yes that comment " Someone who does the rituals AND has a day job."
        > brought a smile to my face to :)
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        > Blessed be Lizzy
        > )O(
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