93 and Thank you for the welcome.
Psychology and Crowley are so intertwined that The Work itself leans more toward the psychological aspects than the spiritual (personal opinion). I feel this way simply because I am of the opinion that for one to reach higher levels of consciousness and spiritual connection the psychological/mental blocks must first be removed. The Work (initially) is a tool to remove these blocks therefore allowing the aspirant to grow beyond the lower self and toward higher centers. There is a new degree called Transpersonal Psychology which incorporates psychology, spirituality and physical health. It is my goal to receive my PhD in this field and counsel. For now, I use psychology and spirituality in all situations life presents.
As for my children, you ask how I manage their education...can you elaborate a bit, please? I am not sure what you are asking. I have one son who is almost 11 and another son who is only 14 months old so I have experience with 1 regarding formal education so far!
We raise our boys by example. The Work is living it, after all. Having a strong will (as children do) and Do what thou wilt are two completely different things. Teaching the children by example and with written teachings to discover and define their Will is not something I can easily explain. Freedom of mind and spirit is something I agree with but there are ways to allow a child to "feel" that freedom with slight manipulation when needed ;-) ...and it is necessary in raising children to set boundaries.
I think the biggest issue I face is the Christian thing...allow them the experience, deny them the experience. I have done both. For now, my children do not and will not attend church. I allowed my oldest to go “hang out” with friends and so on but it got to be too confusing for him, I felt like a complete hypocrite and the entire thing was messy. It took a lot of time to de-program him from that experience and to earn back my creditability as his non-Christian mother (kids ask a lot of questions). This has been tricky particularly for us as we are in the Bible belt and any deviation from holy rolling Christians is not as acceptable here as it may be other places. And, there are no stable paganish groups around here. Luckily, we have friends who we do gather with and they have children so this gives my son a chance to see there are actually other people out there like us…lol.
Hope this helps a little. Ask away. No bother.
Wishing Well Upon Your Will.
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