Another most excellent article

It’s probably a fair observation that I should probably get onto writing some more of my own stuff rather than linking to other people’s, however since this piece has arrived for Lammas, I must share it with those like-minded folk who visit.

This article¬†explores the nature of relationships that form between coven members, and the importance of personal integrity in those relationships. But it isn’t hard to take Alicia’s advice out of the context of a coven and into any small group, be they friends, colleagues or team-mates. In any situation where people need to work closely together there is always the possibility that people will start to form bonds which become closer and more intertwined with time and use. What a lot of people seem never to grasp is the fact that those bonds hold people together in fundamental ways. Our emotions, ego and feelings of self-worth are often tied up in these associations and it becomes very easy for us to invest ourselves personally in the activities of others. So small matters are prone to being blown out of proportion, slights against others cut more deeply and disappointment stings more keenly.

Anyone who has experienced or witnessed the break-down of relationships within groups will find something familiar in Alicia’s words.

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Des is an Australian teacher, musician and writer.

One response to “Another most excellent article”

  1. dgmattichakjr says :

    I have had the opportunity to discuss these sorts of issues with Sam Wager, a well known academic in Pagan studies and a long standing and active practitioner and his book Growing Wiccan Temples addresses many of the issues raised in the article. Sam’s investigation of the group dynamics of modern Pagan and Wiccan groups is something that has been addressed all to infrequently.
    Sam’s book is at:
    http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Wiccan-Temples-Leaders-Mission-Centred/dp/1470106752/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1329946826&sr=8-3

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