A Real Witch School For Correllian Wicca: Witch School International

Witch School International.  Also Known As Correllian Educational Ministries. 

Harry Potter had Hogwarts.  Little Wyatt on the Charmed series had Magic School.  But where does the real life student of the Esoteric go to study Witchcraft and Wizardry?  It may come as a surprise, but there really is an established school of Witchcraft that practically anyone with a computer connection can join, and it’s been around now for over 10 years.  I joined as a lifetime member back in 2015 when it was known as Witch School International.  Today it has gone through a few changes and is coming to be known as Correllian Educational Ministries.  But it has the same web address, the same courses and the same mission; to help average muggles who want to learn the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca begin their Wiccan Journey.

The school is really neat in that it allows students to study at their own pace.  I’m still working on my 1st Degree; a study I had to set aside for 2 years due to family health problems, but have now picked back up once again in earnest.  There are a wide variety of courses to choose from such as Tarot, Advanced Symbolism and Druid studies…and that is just for starters.  You can also enroll in programs to become a priest or priestess in the Correllian tradition.   The First Degree level takes about one year of study.  After successfully completing the course work the student can then become initiated into the order if they so desire.  Initiation is not mandatory;  a person can take the program just for the benefit of learning more about an established branch of  Wicca without being initiated into the craft.

The Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca is interesting in that it was the first school of Wiccan thought to embrace the internet as an educational tool.  This openness has led to the tradition being spread all over the world reaching out to interested people from all races, creeds, nationalities, and all walks of life.   The Correllian tradition makes no claims to exclusivity.  They see themselves as one branch of paganism among many, and they seek to bridge the gaps between different schools of Wicca and Paganism so that all can unite peacefully for the greater good of all.  You can become a Correllian and still practice other faith traditions.  So long as one does not violate the Wiccan Rede and shows respect for Correllian practices, one is at liberty to live their life as they see fit.  All in all it is a pretty laid back and easy to practice tradition.

How much does membership in Witch School cost?  You can pay $5 per month or pay yearly for $29.99.  Lifetime memberships are also available.  The minimum age to begin study is 13; there is no maximum age.  I’m 56 and loving it!

To learn more about The Correllian Nativist Tradition you can check out their OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE.

To jump right in and check out Witch School CLICK HERE!

 

Correllian Wicca.

This week I am going to be focusing on Wicca in general and Correllian Wicca in particular. I first learned of Correllian Wicca about 10 years ago from Rev. Don Lewis-Highcorrell. His is a family line of Wicca which was handed down to him by his mother and grandmother. Family lineages in any esoteric field of study are very strong for the seeker as they are derived not out of theory alone, but come out of a living, growing tradition. This is one reason I find Rev. Don to be such a valuable teacher; he encourages the student to grow and explore the themes he teaches, each in her or his own way. He expects the student not just to learn the craft like an indoctrinated parrot, but to take the lessons taught and organically mold and reshape them to fit her or his life needs and experiences. His is a personal experience of the Wiccan journey, and he encourages his students to make it their personal journey as well.

It was through Rev. Don’s teachings that I slowly became aware of my own family background in the occult. Unlike Rev Don’s family where witchcraft was taught openly within the family unit and handed down from one generation to the next, my family experience in the esoteric was carefully concealed, mainly due to social pressure to fit in and the anti-witchcraft laws that were on the books in many places around the world until the 1950’s. Due to these pressures and others, my grandmother did not teach us openly, but she did give hints and clues as to her true family background. She had a crystal ball, which I have inherited, and with it she delighted her grandchildren by throwing a veil over her head and doing playful spiritual consultations. We, of course, thought it was all for fun. Later, when I learned to recognize the clues and gained the ability to reconnect with her beyond the veil, I began to learn the fuller truth. I now wonder how many other people there are who come from a similar family background and who are completely unaware of their rich family tradition. More than a few is my guess.

Below is an introductory video by Rev. Don Lewis. If you are interested in learning more about Wicca, Witchcraft, and Magic, Rev Don is a great place to start. You can find his videos on YouTube (MagickTv) and find out if you like his teachings. If so, you can find his Witch School series here at our Temple Book Store.