Lughnasad – 31 July 2001
(revised Samhain 2006)
The Geomancy Group, in practicing, teaching and promoting geomancy and geomantic practitioners in a manner consistent with the highest standards of personal, social and spiritual integrity, follows this code of ethical conduct. The karmic implications of geomantic work are immense. With high psychic involvement, karmic return is accelerated. Furthermore, unethical practice mitigates against clear divination and psychic connection.
A practitioner, whose conduct is considered by a duly-appointed council of peers to be in breach of this ethical code, may have sanctions applied, up to and including termination of membership.The Geomancy Group can not otherwise be held responsible for the actions of its members.
The reputation and usefulness of geomancy and The Geomancy Group depends on the behaviour of its members. All members owe it to their colleagues, and to members of the public who can benefit from Group skills, not to bring geomancy or The Geomancy Group into disrepute.
The public expect high standards of behaviour in people they call in, on trust, to help them with aspects of their working and private lives. Essential elements of this are professional competence, good relationships with clients and colleagues, and observance of ethical obligations.
1 Do No Harm.
2 Good Relationships with Clients
(a) Treat every client politely and considerately.
(b) Make sure that your personal beliefs do not prejudice your interactions with your clients – do not allow your views about a client’s lifestyle, culture, belief, race, colour, gender, sexuality, age, social status or perceived economic worth to prejudice the work that you perform or recommend.
(c) Adequately assess your clients needs and desires. Listen to and respect their views, and allow them to be fully involved in decisions about your work for them.
(d) Recommend and perform only the treatment or services that serve your client’s needs.
(e) Explain your services to your clients in a way that they can understand, and be satisfied that the client has understood and agrees to what is proposed before you begin.
(f) Respect the right of your clients to decline your services after these have been outlined and explained.
(g) Recommend and advise additional or otherwise relevant services or actions when necessary, including referring to another practitioner or other professional.
3 Maintaining Trust with Clients and the Public
(a) Always behave in an honest and trustworthy manner with your clients and with the public.
(b) Do not dowse or otherwise psychically inquire for information about other people, their property, possessions or concerns without their request or permission, unless it is clearly in the interest of the highest common good to do so, and do not make unsolicited comments about other people or their concerns based on your position as a geomancer. In the case of a person unable to represent themselves, either through age, illness or disability, you may engage at the request of or with the permission of a parent, close family member, guardian or care-giver.
(c) Only dowse or otherwise psychically inquire for information that concerns you personally or that lies within an area of public concern, unless you are asked or given permission by clients or others to dowse either for them personally or for groups or organisations of which they are members. Be careful to restrict and focus your inquiry to the legitimate needs and concerns of those seeking your services.
(d) Respect your client’s dignity and privacy, and do not reveal your client’s identity without their prior permission.
(e) Never improperly disclose or misuse confidential information that you may discover or become privileged to in the course of your practice.
(f) You must not use your position to establish improper personal relationships with clients or other people.
(g) You must not deliberately withhold relevant or appropriate information or services from your clients.
4 Respecting Relationships with Colleagues
(a) Always treat your colleagues fairly, be willing to consult with them and be prepared to justify your actions to them if requested. . Remember that we all see it differently.
(b) Never discriminate unfairly against your colleagues, or allow your views of their lifestyle, culture, belief, race, colour, gender, sexuality, age, or social status to prejudice your relationship with them.
(c) You must not make any client doubt a colleague’s knowledge or skills by making unnecessary or unsustainable comments about them; nor should you reveal inappropriate personal information about your colleagues or The Geomancy Group to your clients except insofar as it relates to your consultataion.
(a) The Geomancy Group encourages you to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
(b) Recognise (and work within) the limits of your competence. Call in help if you find you are unable to do the work yourself.
(c) You are accountable for your geomantic actions, and you need to be available to continue to work with the space until it reaches a state of wholeness and balance.
6 Providing Information About Your Services
(a) When discussing or publicising your findings as a geomancer, be responsible and considerate of the effects that such information may have, both on any individuals concerned and on public opinion generally. Avoid sensational or misleading statements and bear in mind the likely accuracy and completeness of your information.
(b) If you publish or broadcast information about your services, the information needs to be factual and verifiable. Do not make claims about the comparative quality of your services nor compare your services with those your colleagues provide. For those whose work includes healing or therapies of any kind do not, in any way, offer guarantees of cures, or exploit client’s vulnerability or lack of knowledge.
(c) Do not put pressure on people to use a service, for example by arousing fear for their present or future health or well-being.
7 Legal Observance and Commercial Dealings
(a) Observe and keep up to date with any laws and statutory codes of practice which affect your work.
(b) Be honest in financial and commercial matters relating to your work as a geomancer.
(d) Inform clients of your method of charging, estimated fees and all additional costs that may apply before you commence any work for them.
(e) Do not put pressure on your clients to give or lend money or their benefits to you or other people.
(f) When taking part in discussions about selling goods or services, declare any relevant financial or commercial interest which you or your family might have in the transaction.
8 Teaching and Training
(a) The Geomancy Group encourages you to help the public to be aware of and understand geomancy and related issues and to contribute to the education of other geomancers.
This Code was developed by Patrick MacManaway and Sig Lonegren. (www.geomancy.org)