Merry Meet all! MY name is Thodwen, and I am fifteen years old. I have been a dedicant of the 1st degree for the past year and three months; However I have come to a standstill in my clerical studies. I do know that within the Correllian tradition, the traditional by-laws state that anyone whom is not yet of legal age, cannot become fully initiated into clergy, however as I've said, this poses a rather large hindrance to my own, and most likely a few other's studies. I figured, considering the new changes made within the Correllian by-laws regarding the length of time of service within the tradition required to become an elder, that maybe the tradition would also consider changing, or modifying another by-law. My general idea is: If a minor wishes to become initiated as clergy after completing the required courses and assignments assigned unto them by his/her mentor and/or temple, that the Witch in question would be able to write a detailed essay as to why he/she wishes to become a part of the clergy, what it means to be part of the Correllian clergy, as well as he/she would give detailed answers to questions on Correllian philosophy, theology, correspondences, Deity, et cetera; as well as any other questions the tradition would see as suitable to ask. My main reasoning for this is because, once I complete the 1st degree lessons and assignments, sure I could move on to the 2nd degree courses and assignments, but by the time I actually would get to write the clerical application essay, and fulfill the other requirements, my fear is that I would be "rusty" in certain areas, considering the fact that it would be three years from now until I would be able to actually apply for Clerical Status. I just like forward movement, and to me, waiting that long for a number seems a bit unnecessary if one is qualified in every area but age. I just thought I would give a propostion!
Thanks for reading! Blessed Be!