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I’m still catching up with other magick blogs, flagging my favorite posts as I go. Today: Thoughts on teaching from A Little Death and Magical Experiments.
An Awesome Teacher
Ona retells an experience from a wonderful teacher who helped a troubled woman rather than dismissing her. The way he handled it was great, as is Ona’s honesty about her feelings throughout the situation. I was going to quote her post, but instead, I’m just going to tell you to read it yourself.
Audience and Responsibility
Last month, I thought about how much to share on my blog, particularly with techniques that could hurt someone. I’ve been meaning to do a follow-up post, but today, I just want to flag Taylor’s response on his own blog:
I don’t feel responsible for how my audience uses the knowledge gleaned from my books, as my audience is responsible for their choices and experiences (much as I am responsible for my experiences and choices). How they choose to use and/or abuse what they get from my books is their concern and the consequences are also their concern.
I like this sentiment: Trust everyone to be responsible for their own actions. Simple, democratic, and relatively freeing for my own work. Not sure where I’ll wind up at this point, but I enjoyed reading Taylor’s take on it.Other posts in this series:
- Ethical Love Magick (The Razor's Edge) (September 19, 2012)
- Pro-Mages and the Goetia (Strategic Sorcery) (September 20, 2012)
- Games, Tarot and Research (September 21, 2012)
- Mr. Black: There are No Shortcuts (September 18, 2012)
- Other Bloggers on Teaching (September 17, 2012)
- Merry Christmas (December 24, 2012)
- Blog Post Round-Up (July 18) (July 19, 2012)
- Ananael's Science Smackdown (September 16, 2012)
- My Favorite Posts from Other Blogs (August 21) (August 20, 2012)