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  • Posted 10th July 2020, 10:46 PM
  • By Vallah

I have a real issue with traditions that limit information about Magick. Only teaching people that have been chosen or initiated or requiring a membership fee. I find this practice abhorrent.

Pagans of old held so much knowledge of plants and animals, of humanity and spirituality, of the earth and the stars, knowledge we barely scratch the surface of today. Stonehenge, while we can theorize what it was for, we donโ€™t REALLY know, and yet our primitive ancestors built this wonder.
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earthntrees is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’
Although I generally agree with the point that it shouldn't be hidden, there are good reasons for limiting teaching.  There are some real physical and mental consequences to some things.  If our culture would respect magic, occult, science and herbalism like it respects electricity, it probably could be less hidden.  Then again, people still think it's safe to steal ground wire and some people believe electricity is produced by the house meter.  

As for Stone circles, check out " Uriel's Machine" and "The Book of Enoch"
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Just one question what is it exactly you are looking for that is hidden????


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I think what is being paid for is the time and effort in teaching someone something, not necessarily the magic itself. That just happens to be what the teacher spent time researching and learning and developing a curriculum for. When you add keeping up wit hthe students and the work they put in, it can get crazy hectic.

As someone who homeschooled for a number of years I can say that isn't easy and if I had to do it for other people I'd definitely need paid for that. Just because the topic is magic doesn't make all that work less valuable. Now if you are talking hundreds or thousands of dollars then I'd suggest looking elsewhere because there are other schools that charge far less. You can also do what a great many of us did and take the time to dig through the misinformation and multitudes of traditions to see which one fits youโ€ฆ but that's your choice. There is also the option to take up a mentor who will more guide you in your reading and practice rather than hands on teach. They are less likely to take money as they are more there for helping you in your own research and development rather than handing it to you in an organized curriculum.

Before you ask no, ย I won't teach strangers no matter how much I'm offered to do it.

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You'll find general knowledge on the subject very available if you search for it as for older texts many larger libraries have restricted sections for older books of value that you can request access to as for people charging to teach you something you have to keep in mind that knowledge is a valuable commodity time is also a valuable commodity though relative if an individual has devoted their life to learning who are you to get upset that in exchange for teaching you what they know they request payment they need food shelter and services just as much as everybody else to put it plainly just because you know a guy that's a plumber you don't come up expecting him to fix your pipes after work for free
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If you donโ€™t agree with my post, thatโ€™s fine, opinions are as different as people.

I am not talking about people charging money for actually teaching. What I meant was people acting like gatekeepers for a price. In my area we have a coven that meets in a public space that costs them nothing to reserve, people bring their own materials and yet they charge a membership fee, that to me is wrong. Itโ€™s a capitalist mentality that I think hinders growth. Witches of old didnโ€™t charge each other to meet in the woods and dance under the moon while singing to the goddess.

And yes, there is a lot of knowledge that is lost, I donโ€™t care what books you have read, if you think you KNOW everything our ancestors knew about stone circles or why they did certain rituals then you have enough hubris for a village. We literally canโ€™t know, we can speculate, we can make educated guesses, we can know part, but we wonโ€™t know all, because that knowledge was lost.
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