This week seems to have been one where I seem to have upset more people than I’ve pleased. This week I refused to teach a 15 year old about Wicca after she asked if she could be my “apprentice”. That was also after she asked me how to hex her ex-boyfriend! Er, nope, ain’t gonna happen on my watch!
In Oak and Mistletoe we have a policy of not teaching anyone under the age of 18 anyway and this is for a number of reasons. We don’t think that it’s appropriate to formally teach someone until they are mature enough to make an informed decision about their spirituality choices. That’s not to say that we don’t think youngsters shouldn’t be taught informally. I think one of the joys of parenthood in fact is to help young ones experience the activities associated with faith throughout the year but that’s the parent’s responsibility rather than a coven’s when that person is a minor in my opinion. I’d be keen to hear the views of others.
Smiles and blessings, Amethyst