The Pagan Clergy's Guide for Counseling, Crisis Intervention and Otherworld Transitions
Author: Reverend Kevin Gardner
"Every new religious movement reaches a point where it matures into a true spiritual path. Occasionally a book comes along which marks that evolution from such a movement being inward looking to looking outwards to understand it's true purpose. The Pagan Clergys Guide... is one of those books. It marks the transition of Wicca into a Priesthood of service to the community and the divine. We can't speak more highly of this book. It is well written, well sourced and has gems of wisdom that only come from experience. We would recommend it to any practicing Wiccan priestess/priest as an essential book for their shelf."
--Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone RN.
Authors: A Witches Bible, A Witches Goddess, Spells and How they Work, The Healing Craft and Progressive Witchcraft.
"This well researched book is an easy read and an excellent reference for Pagan's involved in chaplaincy work."
Author: Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick and Magickal Self Defense
This guide is indispensible for Pagan clergy, and will be referred to again and again and again for the wealth of counseling wisdom that is difficult to find anywhere else.
From basic counseling skills through crisis intervention, marital and family counseling, grief and other transitional issues, Kevin is there to hold your hand, provide insights into behaviors and motivations, and guide you around the pitfalls and problems inherent in any counseling relationship.
The unique aspects of counseling those with developing psychic or magickal abilities are handled with common sense and caution, helping the counselor to discriminate between psychic and psychotic, and to handle the effects of magickal workings. Long awaited and desperately needed, this little volume may well prove to be THE guide for Priests and Priestesses in any counseling role.
--Rhiannon, Wiccan Priestess
Co-founder of SerpentStone, Psychiatric Nurse, BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), Master of Science in Counseling.
The Priest-ess as Crisis Counselor
Guidelines for Evaluating Crisis Intervention Counseling
Techniques and Procedures for Dealing with Crisis
Marital and Family Counseling
Post Divorce Counseling
Death and Dying
Guided Meditations for the Dying
Dealing with and Working through Grief
Normal Grief Reactions
Other Manifestations of Grieving
Funerary Counseling and Rituals
The Officiant's Role
Upon receiving Notification of a Death
Scheduling the Service
The Funeral Home Visit
During the Memorial Service
Concluding the Service
Generic Memorial Service
Nordic Memorial Service
Celtic Memorial Service
Egyptian Memorial Service
Grecian Memorial Service
Memorial Service for a Child (Non-Denominational)
Memorial Service for a Suicide (Non-Denominational)
A Non-Denominational Graveside Service
Counseling Older Persons
Retirement, Entering a New Phase of Life
General Counseling for Seniors
How to Begin Counseling a Person Older than You?
A Short Collection of Prayers