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Correllian Nativist Tradition


The Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca traces its lineage to Orpheis Caroline High Correll. According to the group's website, the tradition is based upon the teachings of members of the High-Correll family, who "were descended from a line of Cherokee Didanvwisgi who intermarried with a line of Scottish Traditional Witches, whose descendants were further influenced by Aradian Witchcraft and by the Spiritualist Church." In the 1980s, the family opened up their tradition to members of the public.

There is some debate in the Wiccan community as to whether the Correllian tradition is actually Wicca, or simply a family-based form of witchcraft. Non-Correllians point out that the Correllians cannot trace their lineage back to the New Forest covens of British Traditional Wicca. The Correllians say that they're entitled to claim Wiccan status, because of "Lady Orpheis’ claimed Scottish Traditional lineage, and also upon her Aradian lineage."

The Correllian Church is affiliated with WitchSchool, an online correspondence curriculum that grants students degrees in Wicca through a series of lessons.

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