I would like to initiate some discussion about Practitioners Training or lack there of. This issue has been a hot topic on this page with many varying view of what is appropriate behaviour for a Practitioner and what are the rights of the initiate to be assured a safe and supportive experience. There seems to be an increasing amount of people that are having problems integrating their experience. At least some of the problems are coming from a lack of knowledge and experience or willingness by the Practitioner to follow “best practice” principles. These “best practice” principles, (see file section) have been made publicly available to assist minimising problems, yet I feel that to think you are a Practitioner by relying on reading this alone is like reading the bible and saying you now understand God. Most practitioners are self taught or have learnt from someone else who was self taught. There is no lineage of how to administer this sacrament so we are inventing processes as we go alone.
So how do we move forward as a global community responsibly offering the medicine to those that are called and ready, in the safest way possible. If we look at most health or spiritual practices they have some sort of training, testing and certification process to ensure a minimum of safety for the client. I am not suggesting that we follow others completely I am just aware that this is an extremely strong ritual and there have and will be, more casualties and we owe it to new and existing initiates to minimise the risks. I look forward to a robust discussion here and at WBAC. https://www.wbac.info