Community @ PPS
When you’re developing your psychic abilities, and participating in a class or training program, one thing that people find helpful is community. It’s nice to know that you’re not going through it alone! This is why all of our classes and trainings are group classes; it’s valuable and helpful to share experiences and connect with like-minded people. This is very easy to do in person at our school in Portland; you see people in classes and labs each week and it’s easy to build relationships with them. It’s harder to do online, and we have a vibrant and active online base of students. So one of the challenges we’ve encountered is how to transfer the sense of community to the overall school and how to be inclusive of our online students.
We started looking around at “communities” and we heard the word being used, but what it usually means is a series of monthly “networking” or self-promoting events, a Facebook page, a group of customers that has loyalty towards a specific brand, a yearly conference, all customers of an e-commerce brand, social media followers - but we don’t think these are conscious, spiritual communities. They are casual and superficial at best, start to feel kind of “churchy”, or are something you have to “pay to play” (like charging a membership fee to be in it), which we find to be the worst kind of community!
We are also aware that communities today are evolving and changing; people have busy, full lives and only have part of their attention to give to their psychic colleagues and fellow students. At PPS we are committed to updating the definition of what community means in present time. Our community space is online, via a web-based app called Mobilize. Through this app, we are able to foster online conversation spaces where students can engage with each other, their teachers, and the school in a variety of ways. In addition to the overall community, we create smaller groups for each class, training, or area of study where people can engage with each other in targeted and specific conversations and relationships. The most important part of our community is that you are in charge of your engagement at all times.
Our community space at PPS will always be free; we will never charge you a membership fee. All you have to do is enroll in a beginning level workshop or The Psychic Meditation Class and you’ll be added to our Mobilize group. In this group we post discussion topics, complimentary psychic meditation drop-in events, free healing opportunities, and more - this is a growing, active, and engaging space. A conscious community is about relationships, giving and receiving, and co-creating.
Learn About Our Community on Mobilize
Online Community User Agreement
Regarding participation in the Mobilize.us PPS/OPS Online Community
Membership Agreement for Mobilize/PPS/OPS Online Community
These Membership Terms are effective August 01, 2018 by and between the Portland Psychic School / Online Psychic School, hereinafter referred to as Community, accessed via www.portlandpsychic.school or www.onlinepsychic.school and the mobilize community site. The business is headquartered with a business address of 1722 NW Raleigh St, #402, Portland, Oregon 97209, and all current and future members of PPS/OPS hereinafter referred to as "Member".
By accessing, browsing or using the community website or by enrolling in the membership registration, you represent that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement hereinafter referred to as Agreement.
1. Content Agreements
A) Please keep the content related to psychic awareness, psychic energy, and being psychic in the world! Also, please keep any posted content respectful and considerate of others.
B) Please post content and information related to your specific classes and trainings in the appropriate groups. This is an "overall" area where we can all mix and mingle together.
C) For private, sensitive, or one-to-one conversations, please use the chat feature so as to not involve the whole community in your discussion.
D) Please do not promote other classes, teachers, programs, trainings, or your own personal reading and healing practices in this space.
E) PPS staff have the right to remove any posts that are inappropriate, disrespectful, or do not follow the above rules. Members who continue to post inappropriate or disrespectful content will be removed from the group.
F) Let's have fun and enjoy our community of psychic seekers and seers.
The Content includes messages and other materials posted to forums, groups, or other locations on the Site by the members of the Community. Member of the Community is deemed to grant the Community the nonexclusive right to post, display, copy, and modify the Content in connection with the operation of the Site and the Communitys business. Further, the Member is deemed to grant the Community the nonexclusive right to post, display, copy, and sell the Content within the limitations set by the Member during the online publishing process. Member is also deemed to authorize the Community to disclose his/her personal data when the Member includes such personal data in the content.
2. Nature of the Service
The Community is a social network facilitating the exchange of personal information between people. This socialization shall include reading the profile pages of other members and possibly even contacting them. The Community works like an online community of internet users.
3. User Registration and Information
Member shall fill in the correct information requested in the User Registration form on the site. Member shall be required to promptly update the User Information on the site. Member shall select a username and password during the User Registration process. Member shall be responsible for: a) all use of the Site made by the Members username and password, and b) maintaining the confidentiality of the Members username and password.
If the Member has a dispute with one or more other Members, the Member shall release the Community (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Community shall not sell or rent Members personal information to third parties without Members explicit consent. Community shall store and process Members information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. However, the Community shall be permitted to access and modify Members information.
Member shall indemnify and hold the Community (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Members breach of this Agreement, or Members violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
7. No Agency
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
8. Terminating Membership
Member shall choose to retire or delete the published content from the Community site and it shall be no longer available or visible to other visitors. Terms regarding the status of the uploaded content shall remain applicable when the Member chooses to terminate the membership. Contents posted to the site, other than the published content, shall not be deleted or retired as a result of the Members termination.
In addition, William Pacholski or an agent working on his behalf may, at any time, terminate membership for any enrolled persons at his sole discretion.
9. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be construed under and governed in accordance with the laws of the Oregon.
Any dispute arising under this contract shall be resolved under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association.
11. Limitation of Liability
Member shall not hold Community responsible for other user Members content, actions or inactions.