This work examines the present state of Wiccan ethics and the social reality existing in many Wiccan communities. Mention is made of the high degree of congruence between the roles of clergy and therapist. The literature on professional ethics codes is reviewed for types, roles and effectiveness of current ethical systems. The work of C. S. Herrman an analytical philosopher, is examined. He developed a systematic method to bring spiritual belief and values into congruence with ethical practice. The APA's Code of Ethics is examined for standards that could be useful in a code for Wiccan clergy. Herrman's methods are used to define a template for a Wiccan value system and a code of ethics for Wiccan clergy.
As Above, So Below: A System of Value-based Ethics for Wiccan Clergy by Ellen C. Friedman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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