My boyfriend visited a local Zen center for a meditation workshop today, because he had been interested in meditation for quite some time. He said that folks don’t go there every week and follow a program, they go there on an as-needed basis. Most of the members weren’t monks, they were just regular people seeking spirituality. That’s how I do it with my magical order, except my order is more like fraternal too.
When I took my classes in Wicca, they told me the same thing. They told me that the folks taking first through third degree were basically going into a clergy training program – and without parishioners, what purpose was there for clergy? Who were they serving? There’s got to be a tribe for the shaman.
It’s the same with the OTO and Thelema, the particular magical community of which I am a part. There’s…
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