The Reverend Terry Power is a High Priest, ordained minister, and Temple Head in the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca. A child with Cherokee and Irish ancestry; he was a teen ager in the 70’s and young adult in the 80’s. Raised in the Episcopal Church in the US, he found the freedom to pursue his spiritual side. As an empath, he has always had a firm sense of the Divine, as an entity, at work in the universe and in the world.
In 1983, he was gifted with a copy of “Helping Yourself with White Witchcraft” by Al Manning. This began his ongoing work as a “Practical Magician” and developed his will and a deeper connection to the Divine. He continued to operate within the framework of the Episcopal Church as he continued to develop his spiritual nature.
While attending Episcopal churches, Rev. Power became a teacher of Anglican Theology and learned the value of service. Twice rejecting appointment to seminary, his lay ministry included teaching, serving as a chalice bearer, delegate to diocesan conventions, and chartering a new mission.
By the end of the millennium, however, he had realized his personal concepts of the Divine had outgrown the church of his youth. In fact, he recalls with humor, the day an Episcopal priest first used what Terry calls the “H word” during a conversation. “There was actually a name for the particular heresy I had uttered in that discussion,” he chuckles. “I knew then it was time to move on.” With that encounter, he realized his understanding of the Divine was now at odds with his church. He discovered a short time later that it was more in line with the rapidly emerging Pagan movement – particularly the Wiccan faith.
In 2000, he found the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca and has been deeply involved since that time. As a mentor, he has worked with students all over the world. He has also assisted directly with the establishment of at least three Shrines in the Correllian Tradition as well as his own Celtic Cross Temple. As a Temple Head, he continues to work with students on the internet and in-person, sharing his relationship with the Divine.
Since embracing his Wiccan path, Lord Terry has become a prolific writer on Pagan topics, beginning with a regular column in the Dayton (Ohio) Area Pagans’ Network newsletter entitled “A Spellcrafter’s Perspective” that chronicles his practical magician’s take on all things Wiccan. His Sabbat articles, called “pagan sermons” by friends, speak to the deeper inner growth of pagan faiths using the Wheel of the Year as the vehicle for his message of Love and spiritual development.
Lord Terry has brought the experiences he gained in the Episcopal Church, along with his unique understanding of theology and the Divine to his Wiccan ministry. He continues to write on pagan topics, works on pagan community building, and decries intolerance in any form. His article “The Disease of Denominationalism” has been widely distributed on the internet and speaks to the very heart of his personal ministry.
He has also encapsulated his beliefs into “A Correllian Creed” that was developed to accompany his Rosary project. His commentaries on the Creed have been expanded and have become a booklet for distribution by the Tradition.
Recent projects Include creating the Spiritual Unity Radio with Rev. Onyx, continued writing, and travel.