This is a statement of ethics in the Pagan world, how many do you know that are broken in some way by your group? If they are totally ethical then all of these statements should be true within your group.
1. The Right to Verify Credentials
Seekers shall not be obstructed from contacting persons who can substantiate of disavow the claims made by a group or teacher. In the case of elders who were inspired to create a new tradition, the seeker has a right to know the circumstances surrounding the inception of that tradition.
2. The Right to Anonymity
Seekers have the right to keep their involvement in the occult a secret to preserve their professional and personal lives. At the time this was written a parent in Texas could still lose their children if it was discovered that the parent was involved in a non-Christian religion.
3. The Right to Financial Security
Seekers shall not be required or coerced to take on financial burdens on behalf of a teacher or a group.
4. The Right to Compensation For Goods and Services
Seekers have a right to be paid for goods produced from and/or skilled labor from which they would normally receive income. Seekers shall not be required or coerced to provide “freebies” or discounts on behalf of a teacher or a group.
5. The Right to Sexual Freedom
Seekers shall not be required or coerced to have sexual relations with unwanted persons. Nor shall seekers be restricted from sexual relations with consenting adults.
6. The Right to Physical Well-Being
Seekers shall not be required to submit to any form of physical injury.
7. The Right to Abide by the Law
Seekers shall not be required or coerced to commit any illegal act.
8. The Right to Consistency
Seekers have the right to expect consistent practices from a teacher or a group. Seekers shall be informed in a timely manner of any policy changes.
9. The Right to Separation Without Impunity
Seekers have the right to discontinue association with any teacher or group without the fear of harassment or reprisal.
10. The Right to Be At Peace With One’s Conscience
Seekers shall not be required or coerced to commit any action contrary to their own sense of ethics and morality.
The Seeker’s Bill of Rights © Charles Mars 1998 Hern’s Wood Coven, published in The Accord © C.M.A.