|Personal Shrines Explained|
There are three types of Shrines Personal Shrines, Formal Shrines and Witan Shrines. Information on Witan Shrines can be found in the document Temples explained. Witan Shrines are the starting level of the Temple making process.
Personal Shrines are the informal expressions of a person’s faith. Any Correllian member may be eligible to start a Personal Shrine but you must be a member of the Tradition.
If you wish to start a Personal Shrine then make sure you are a member of the Tradition by submitting an application form for Outer Court.
To apply for a Personal Shrine please email the Witan Herald email@example.com for an application form.
Once you have completed your application form for a Personal Shrine send it with a covering email explaining why you wish to have a Personal Shrine recognised to Lord Don, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are asked to include with your application form a copy of your Outer Court Certificate.
When your application is accepted you will receive a notification of acceptance from Lord Don and then you will be sent a Certificate of Recognition from the Witan Herald. Your Personal Shrine will also be listed on the Personal Shrines page on Correllian.com.
To be an official Correllian Shrine, a Personal Shrine must be recognized by the Correllian Tradition. A Personal Shrine is given official existence through Recognition rather than Chartering as with Formal or Witan Shrines.
Though a Personal Shrine may be recognized by the Tradition, it is not an official body of the Tradition, but rather the private project of a member of the Tradition.
A Personal Shrine can be formed as a less formal alternative to a Temple, or to fulfil a specific function for example: as an annual ritual, social event, and ministerial or charitable activity. The Personal Shrine is essentially the personal property of its Keeper.
A Personal Shrine performs no official ceremonies, may not initiate Clergy or formally teach Clerical Lessons and has no representation on the Witan Council.
A Personal Shrine can maintain a formal membership, and may accept members of any Degree. Perform of all manner of informal rituals and activities, study but not teach, Clerical lessons and other Correllian materials, or materials of interest to members
Requirements for Certified Bodies - Personal Shrines
When your Shrine is recognised by the Correllian Tradition and you are issued with a Certificate of Recognition as a Shrine of the Tradition, you are required by your Certification to fulfil the following:
• Keep a working email that you can be contacted on
If you update your email at any time you must inform the Witan Herald
• Supply an applicable web address
It is not a requirement that you have a website for your Shrine however it is advisable that you provide at least one page online of information about your Shrine so that any interested parties can see a little about your Shrine
• Any upgrade in status must be reported to the Witan Herald
Accurate information about your clergy/Outer Court status is required for the records and for updates for the Correllian.com web site.
• Supply sigils for the Certificate and Correllian.com
• Keep membership to the Witan Herald’s Court e-group and the Shrines e-group
i. The Witan Herald’s Court group is an announcement only e-group for all Tradition members with a Shrine Certificate or Shrine/Order/Temple Charter. All Tradition announcements are sent through the Witan Herald’s Court e-group including reminders for Lustration Report submissions (reports are only required for chartered bodies, not certified bodies).
ii. The Shrine e-group is for all Keepers and Heads of Personal Shrines and this is where you can meet other Keepers and ask questions if you need help.
iii. There are also a number of groups on Facebook and Ning that you may join.
Please keep everything as up to date as possible.
Send all updates regarding your Shrine and you to: email@example.com
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