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I am willing to teach :)
By: / Beginner
Post # 1
Hi. I have seen tons of people looking for mentors and I would like to take on a few students. I specialize in Meditation, Correspondences, herbs, Astral Projection, the elements and i can just give you advice. If you would like me to mentor you please respond to this post with your name, age, amount of experience, what you would like to learn, and of course, tell me a bit about you. I will then choose who I will take in. Be prepared to work hard and stay active. I know everyone can't get on everyday, but if I mentor you, I would like a pm at least once a week. Thanks. Blessed Be~
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Re: I am willing to teach
By: / Novice
Post # 2
Merry meet.
my name is Paige Stephenson. Im 15 years old. Im a virgo. I only started identifying as a wiccan about a month ago, but, i had benn looking into this facinating way of life for about two months before i realy decided it was for me. I didnt want to take this decision lightly. I would love to learn more about elemental magic and herbs.
P.s. Im a wiccan but my little sister (13) Is into black magick, not green magick like i am. Having a green witch and a black witch under the same roof can be hecktick so i could really use a mentor. And ill be on every day.
Thanks so much for your time
Blessed Be
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Re: I am willing to teach :)
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Post # 3

Taken from the SoM Survival Guide Version 1.1

Regarding Teaching or Mentoring

There are all kinds of people out there today who may call themselves teachers or experts in Witchcraft, Magic, The Arts etc.. You may hear of someone offering to teach, saying they know all about this and that. How can you know that these people are who they say they are? Or more importantly to you perhaps, how can you know that a teacher will be the right one for you? There are many Paths and many different approaches to passing/teaching about Magic or The Craft. A little prior research into the various systems or Traditions in advance is almost a necessity before making the decision to take training in a particular system. We encourage everyone to do as much reading on the subjects as possible.See what interests you and then try to find a teacher that will help you further develop in these areas of interest.

There are some definitive things that you can do to help insure that you enjoy apositive experience BEFORE you spend a lot of time or money in classes or othertraining. We have provided a listing below that we have developed from personalexperiences, the experiences of others and various reference materials that mayhelp to know what you should be looking for and how to ask the questions thatmay help you decide if this is the teacher for you. Some teachers may notexhibit all of the signs listed, but most teachers will fall predominantly intoone category or another.

A GOOD TEACHER generally:

  • Has a sense of humor Humans do silly things sometimes, and a sense of humor can help keep things in perspective. A good teacher will help you laugh at yourself (and them!) but will not hold you up to ridicule.
  • Has respect for all living things One neednt be a vegetarian to care about the lives and welfare of animals. Environmental concerns are also important as Neo-Paganism is a nature or earth-based religious Path. Abuse of any living thing is pretty much a no-no.
  • Has a healthy self image A teacher who realizes that he or she can learn just as much from a novice as the novice may learn from the teacher is probably comfortable in what they know, yet open to new ideas and concepts.
  • Is kind and compassionate This doesnt mean that you will not be challenged or have to work hard, but it does mean that your honest efforts will be met with encouragement and gentle guidance. A good teacher will not look down his or her nose at your sincere attempts; they realize that experience is necessary to gaining knowledge.
  • Tells the truth and is direct This means that you will not be led astray either by one who is afraid to confront you when you are heading in a wrong direction or by one who seeks to manipulate you for unspoken ends. They call a spade a spade and want you to do the same. They walk their talk and do not have a separate code of conduct for themselves while expecting you to follow another.
  • Is able to teach by example The good teacher will often tell stories of the time that they really screwed up. They also can tell you about their successes and failures and do so neither making excuses or being overly melodramatic about their experiences. They can offer practical examples and show applications of such examples clearly. They are not mysterious so much as they demonstrate the mysteries in simple ways to help you understand them.
  • Has a global point of view Local gurus may only be interested in making a name or creating a following for themselves. A good teacher will encourage their students to reach beyond the local area and embrace the rest of the world community.
  • Is inclusive rather than exclusive in attitude Anyone who promotes an us vs. them is dangerously close to becoming a cult leader. There are real forces out there to contend with, but a teacher who finds an enemy around every corner should be avoided.
  • Allows for mistakes and admits that he/she is not perfect We are all in this together is a good statement to hear from a teacher that you are considering working with.
  • Is flexible, yet honors commitments Too rigid a set of rules and regulations stifles energy flow and the learning experience. Too random a training program may also interfere in the discipline required for growth. A balance between the two is best.
  • Encourages you to do your own research and ask questions A good teacher wants you to discover and explore new ideas. A good book list should be included in any training program. You should be able to disagree with a teacher without being censored or reprimanded. (A well thought out concept should be thought provoking however and not just provoking.).
  • Gives credit where credit is due A teacher who is using references or techniques from other sources should plainly state this fact. The use of other peoples work without credit is theft, plain and simple.
  • Listens more than talks A good teacher is genuinely interested in your thoughts, feelings and opinions. Feedback is one way that a teacher can tell how you are absorbing and integrating the materials and lessons. Someone who talks all the time about his/her experiences is more interested in impressing you with their personal knowledge than helping you to acquire knowledge of your own.
  • Wants you to mature and move on A good teacher wants his or her students to surpass them. That is the greatest compliment that a teacher can receive. Just as a good parent wants to send mature and well balanced children out into the world, so does a good spiritual teacher want their children to grow up and leave home.

ON THE OTHER HAND You Should AVOID a teacher who:

  • Possesses a superior attitude If a teacher states or implies that they are the sole holder of some sort of special or secret knowledge disclosed only to a chosen few, you really dont want to know what that may bereally.
  • Excludes members of any race or culture Bigotry of any kind has no place in spiritual circles.
  • Is attacking or violent Obviously.
  • Is either overly sensitive or too insensitive Someone who either sees slights and attacks where there are none or ignores actual tangible problems may not be in touch with reality. Best to leave them to their own little fantasy world.
  • Is ingratiating Someone who is overly friendly and shares intimate details of their personal life with you almost immediately may be looking to win you over. This is a real danger sign that is often overlooked. By baring their soul, they encourage you to do the same in return. This instant intimacy can leave you vulnerable to manipulation and abuse. Go slowly when meeting someone new.
  • Is controlling No teacher should expect you to abandon your family and friends. Isolation from the rest of society is a classic cult activity. You should not be expected to run errands or perform tasks. Sometimes you and the teacher will work out a fair exchange of energy in return for training. Make sure it IS fair. If you feel like you are being taken advantage of, you probably are.
  • Is continually canceling classes This is a classic indication that they simply have your money and no longer care about fulfilling the deal. If they are postponing classes until several months from now, you may have a real problem on your hands.
  • Belittles you or uses you as an example You deserve to be treated with respect even if you are a novice. No teacher has the right to strip you of your self-esteem. You should not be bullied into doing something that makes you uncomfortable or that you do not understand. On the other hand, being held up to others as the teachers pet is also incorrect and this teacher may be setting you up for something that you may not want to become involved in.
  • Has few or no elders in their group Where are the people who have been trained before me? is a good question to ask. Perhaps they DID mature and move on or perhaps they just ran screaming from the room!!It pays to check. Talk to anyone you can find who has trained with this teacher before.

~Illy

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Re: I am willing to teach :)
By: / Beginner
Post # 4
My name is Sara, I'm 14 years old. I am a total beginner in this stuff, and I barely know the basics.
First I would like to learn how to Meditate right.
And I didn't pick my element, yet.
I heard for Green, White, and Black, and I don't know.. Maybe, the black magick attracts me the most, but maybe it won't later.
I would like to learn about elements.
And I am on this everyday, so it won't be a problem.
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Re: I am willing to teach :)
By: / Beginner
Post # 5
You don't really pick your element.
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Re: I am willing to teach :)
By: / Beginner
Post # 6
Hello my names iesha im 17 and im kinda new to all of this i mean i've did a few spells that really worked for me which made me really want to study this art. I need a lot of work tho, i need to focus better and clear my mind. I;ve always liked witches good whitchs thoand i really want to become a good witch and study white magic. So i need all the help i can get.
Thank you
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By: / Beginner
Post # 7
Well ive been looking for a mentor and my name is jakob so im looking to learn meditation and the basics of astral projection well i am a newb to magic i practice a lot most of the spells i cast work i am willing to devote my life to magick if u can train me during the weekend that wuld b great! So im a challenge to teach if u think ur up to it well a lil bit about me is im twelve and i started magick a few months ago well plz mail my profile alrite
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Re: I am willing to teach :)
By: / Beginner
Post # 8
I read over post #3 and feel that lots of those things( the good ones) are things I strive to do. Thanks to everyone who sent a request. I enjoyed reading them. It was so hards to choose who I would mentor so after a lot of thought, I have decided to mentor all of you that have sent a request so far. If I'm not your mentor, please feel free to ask questions and I will try my best to answer them.
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Re: I am willing to teach :)
By: / Beginner
Post # 9
Congratulations Paige, Sara, iesha, and Jakob. It's nice to meet you and I feel honored to help you. A few things you need to know: I DO make mistakes after all I'm only human. I cannot be perfect and I don't expect anyone to be. Another thing is that you have as much to teach me as I do to teach you. You may not know it yet. We should all feel free to share with each other what you know. I will post your first lesson tomorrow.
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Re: I am willing to teach :)
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Post # 10
hai.....please can you teach me from basics and alll plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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