TRIGGER WARNING: Some or all of the discussion in this episode may be triggering to individuals.
In this second part, join RevKess and Kalisara as we expand on the topic of sex abuse in the Pagan community. We will be looking at the concept of consent, as well as talking with a few guests.
Cat Chapin-Bishop became a psychotherapist in 1986, and she has had about 20 years of experience as a counselor specializing in work with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She served as the first Chair of Cherry Hill Seminary's Pastoral Counseling Department, and designed the earliest version of CHS's Boundaries and Ethics course, which is still central to the program there. Cat has been a Pagan since 1987, and a Quaker as well as a Pagan since 2001. Her writings can be found online at Quaker Pagan Reflections (http://quakerpagan.blogspot.com/).
Amber Moon, a Pagan police officer and one of the leaders of Officers of Avalon (http://www.officersofavalon.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/138693635354/), was to be discussing how to report abuse, but was unable to make it due to a work issue.
We will also be taking a look at the problem arising from the Florida Pagan Gathering's choice to include Gavin & Yvonne Frost in their guest lineup. The Frosts published a book in the 70s in which they explicitely encouraged the sexual initiation of minors. To date, they have not recanted this (they, in fact, republished the book with this concept intact), nor have they stopped promoting the idea in workshops and presentations.