Abuse Within Paganism – A Taboo Topic?

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago over at Gods & Radicals.

I will say, extra to what’s written, that if you’re in a group or whatever and you feel something isn’t quite right, trust that gut instinct. Don’t blindly take what somebody else says as truth.

We need to start being allies for one another.

GODS & RADICALS

We must make those who think that Paganism tolerates abusive, controlling behaviour aware that they have no place within our traditions.

From Emma Kathryn

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If you are a member of the Pagan community (whatever that means to you – we’ll discuss community later), then you may well remember when a well know witch published a blog post that talked about the abuse she’d suffered from within the Pagan community. The post did cause a little bit of a stir. It made the snippets of the popular Pagan outlets, and aside from a few private blog posts from other Pagans and witches, not much more was said.

That woman was Sarah Anne Lawless, and you can read that particular blog post here.

Sarah’s story kind of touched a cord with me. You see, many years ago, a close family member of mine was herself in an abusive relationship, and I guess I…

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Published by: Emma Kathryn

My name is Emma Kathryn,an eclectic witch, boxer and kickboxer. My path is a mixture of traditional European witchcraft, voodoo and obeah, a mixture representing my heritage. I live in the middle of England in a little town in Nottinghamshire, with my partner, two teenage sons and two crazy dogs, Boo and Dexter. When not working in a bookshop full time, I like to spend time with my family outdoors, with the dogs. And weaving magick, of course!

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