WICCAN / PAGAN
Wiccans experience the Divine as immanent, as embodied in the Universe, the world in all its aspects and in humanity, as well as transcendent. Therefore all of life is perceived as sacred and interconnected.
CONTACTS: Rev. Ed Allen, w/431-6110 (nights), h/743-6112, c/741-2194
Rev. Cheryl Miller, w/ 431-6561 (nights), h/926-3080
Rev. Beth A. Sluder, 753-0065
No general prohibitions, however, a Wiccan who is devoted to a God or Goddess who protects animals may need to maintain a vegetarian diet.
At the bedside, the use of talismans and shrines dedicated to healing deities is an important part of the healing process.
Patient may request prayers and healing rituals along with whatever medical treatment is being done. If the individual wishes a laying on of hands, this should be allowed.
No medical restrictions. Wiccans generally believe in the efficacy of spiritual or psychic healing when done in tandem with standard medical treatment. Therefore, at the request of the patient, other Wiccan personnel should be allowed visiting privileges as though they were immediate family, including access to ICU.
RIGHT TO DIE ISSUES
If death is inevitable, promote a peaceful/dignified death.
CARING FOR THE ILL AND DYING
Patient and or family may request the ritual "Crossing Over into the Summerland." Patient would want family members near.
Members of the patientís circle should be allowed to visit.