Ethics vary from place to place and culture to culture. Some are very laid back while others tend to be really strict in their ethics, manners, and responsibilities. We each represent the group we are with, so be ever mindful of this and always show respect. Before going anywhere know of others customs and be mindful of your own group’s customs. If you don’t agree with the way another person or group practices, be respectful but never do anything that does not feel right.
Going to Functions
When going to a park for a function, clean up the area (if needed), cleanse the area and before leaving make sure you have cleaned up. This goes for when going to another’s home. Always clean up after yourself and others which you may have brought with you, whether it is a guest or children. Never just let you kids run free. Children are always to be attended. If you bring a guest make sure guests are welcome. Most public functions you can bring whomever you want but check first. At private functions always ask. Never just show up with people or animals.
When going to another’s function it is appropriate to bring a gift for the host. Check to see if there is something which they need, such as side dishes, drinks or ice. Most functions require a food offering for the celebration feast. Always ask if there is anything you can do to help set up and break down.
Before going to a function, showering off the mundane is always a good idea. This will also help you set the mood for the function you are planning to attend. Never wear heavy colognes, perfumes or oils; it can be very distracting to everyone. You should eat a light meal a couple hours before going so your stomach doesn’t growl but still be light enough to participate in the sharing of energies.
Before going into circle you want to lose any emotional baggage you may have. If there is someone who you don’t know or may not care for but they are part of the community, you want to leave those emotions outside of the circle. If you can’t then don’t go in. Energies are magnified inside circle so if you don’t feel you can share with everyone inside the circle, don’t go in.
Mutual respect for all in circle is a must. Do not take energy from others unless it is shared; like the energies which are shared in circle. If you have a message to share with someone, ask if you can share with the person and if at all possible never read someone unless asked. Sometimes we can’t help receiving messages just be respectful of others.
Bi-Laws I believe in:
Leave ego’s behind, always show manners and give respect
Honor and respect everyone gifts
Know went to talk and when to listen
Value versatility and individually
No prejudices will be tolerated
Nurture and support one another
Encourage interaction within pagan community
People/Group/Coven knowings are not to be outed, unless permission is given
If you don’t know it, don’t teach it