hether within local Pagan circles or in the wider community as a whole, TDF has always sought to do good in the community. We believe in maintaining a strong program of outreach, whether supporting the work of community charities, or providing pastoral care and counseling — at no cost — to those in need, regardless of their faith.
Why do we emphasize the “at no cost”? We have seen that many Pagan groups charge non-members for the work of their clergy. While that may be acceptable practice to some degree, with donations going to support the work of the group as a whole, the amount being charged can — and often does — get out of hand. With individual practitioners (not affiliated with a group) in particular, we have seen this turn into little more than profiteering.
The Druidcraft Fellowship believes it is wrong to profiteer in the vocation of clergy. To be ordained is to receive a very special blessing. It should be a recognition of, and a calling to, selfless service to the Gods and the community. For this reason, The Druidcraft Fellowship does not charge for the pastoral care given by our clergy, regardless of membership. Donations are gratefully accepted, of course, but they are not insisted upon.
Services we provide to the community include:
❧ Pastoral counseling & divination
❧ Hospital visitation
❧ Metaphysical advice, teaching, mentoring, etc.
❧ Rites of passage for infants and children
❧ Weddings / handfastings
❧ End of life, funeral and interment rites
❧ Energetic healing* such as Reiki, Reflexology, chakra attunement, and / or advice and counseling on holistic healing methods
* The one exception to this rule is healing services. For healing services such as those mentioned above, depending on the frequency and the practitioner, a sliding scale fee may be requested. This is because healing takes a considerable amount of time, energy, and talent, and the work takes a toll on the practitioner. For that reason we believe it is reasonable to ask for compensation for healing work. This is usually understood to be based on the ability of the client to pay. Many practitioners will also barter for their work.
As part of its community outreach, The Druidcraft Fellowship actively supports the work of other fellowships in the local Pagan community through its local congregations.
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