Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell, HP

First Priest and Chancellor
Hoopeston, Illinois, USA



     

Above: Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell
photographed in Year 0 Aquarius (2000 AD)

Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell is First Priest and Paramount High Priest of the Correllian Tradition, and at Mabon of Year 0 Aquarius was acclaimed Chancellor of the Tradition as well.

As Chancellor of the Tradition Don is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Tradition, and all matters affecting it.

The Chancellor is empowered to act on behalf of the Tradition's leadership, both severally and as a whole, to ensure the smooth running of the Tradition.

 The office of Chancellor was created by the Correllian leadership and Council of Elders as a response to the increasing difficulty of managing a public and growing Tradition. 

As First Priest Don is responsible for co-ordination between Correllian Temples, and implementation of the Tradition's policies.

Above left: Rev. Don's name in Correllian lettering. To learn more about the Correllian alphabet, click HERE

 He is also responsible for the Tradition's records, and publications. The First Priest also acts as chair of the Witan Council, which is composed of the chartered Heads of Correllian Temples.

 As First Priest of the Tradition Don is also the Chief Priest of the Correll Mother Temple. Don is also Chief Priest and founding Temple Head of Chicago’s
Holy City Temple, founded in 1591 Pisces (1991 AD).

Above: Rev. Don's personal sigil.
To learn more about the Heraldry of
The Correllian Witan and High Priesthood
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Don is the son of the blv. Lady LaVeda, former Regent of the Correllian Tradition. Don is the head of the Mabelline branch of the High-Correll family. He has been an initiated Priest of the Correllian Tradition since 1576 Pisces (1976 AD), and a Third Degree High Priest since 1579 Pisces (1979 AD).


Left: Rev. Don around 1580 Pisces (1980 AD)
 


Don received his training from Rev. Krystel High-Correll, Chief Priestess of the Correll Mother Temple. Don also received training the blv. Lady LaVeda, the blv. Lady Gloria, and Lady Bitterwind, Elders of the Correllian Tradition. In addition Don has studied both formally and informally with a variety of teachers from many Traditions.

In addition Don is a co-founder and officer of the Pagan Interfaith Embassy, serving as Pagan Interfaith Ambassador to the U.S.

 The Pagan Interfaith Embassy was founded in the wake of the Parliament of World’s Religions (held in Chicago in 1593 Pisces - 1993 AD) with the intention of fostering greater communication and co-operation between Pagan groups and Traditions.




Don with his mother, the blv. LaVeda at a Search, Inc., psychic fair, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, c.1585 Pisces (c.1985 AD).
 


Above: Rev. Don with Janet Berres, former head of the International Tarot Society and metaphysical artist Joan Riise


The Pagan Interfaith Embassy has sponsored such events as the Chicago Pagan Leadership Conferences (in ‘94), Pagan Unity Night (‘94), and Pagan Expo ‘97, 2000, and 2001.

Don has edited several magazines over
the years, including The Round Table magazine (Est. '94) and the Wheel Of Hekate magazine (‘87 - ‘89) and was
art editor of Psychic Chicago Magazine (‘90-’92).

Don is well known both as an artist and as an author. Don’s writing or artwork has appeared in numerous Pagan ‘zines, including Circle Network News, Green Egg, Panegyria, Harvest, Covenant of the Goddess Newsletter, Gerina Dunwich's Golden Isis Magazine, and Silver RavenWolf's PWPA Newsletter

Right: Rev. Don with the celebrated Oberon Zell of the Church of All Worlds and the Gray School of Wizardry, at the Witchschool Pagan Leadership Conference of Year 4 Aquarius (2004 AD)

 

 

Don also illustrated the popular pamphlet "The Other People" available from Pathfinder Press. 

Don’s first published booklet was The Five Mystic Secrets, which he edited for his mother the blv. LaVeda (who wrote under the pseudonym Elizabeth Greenwood).

Left: Rev. Don and Rt. Rev. Pete Pathfinder Davis of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, with whom Rev. Don collaborated on the very popular ATC "Anti-Tracts" in the early '90s.
 
Don has made numerous TV and radio appearances, was co-host of Chicago’s "The Witching Hour" radio program in the early ‘90s, and was a regular guest on the "Telepathic Radio" program.

Right: Rev. Don with Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary and Lady Amber Dawn at the Chicago Fellowship of Isis Conference, Year 4 Aquarius. Lady Selena's Circle Sanctuary News was a major influence on Correllians in the late '70s and early '80s and was among the first magazines in the wider Wiccan community to publish Rev. Don's work.


 




Above: Don with Isian Arch Priestess Rt. Dev. Deena Butta, AU, at the party held for his twentieth anniversary as a Third Degree, in 1599 Pisces (1999 AD)
 

Don is well known as a professional psychic. He has been a professional clairvoyant since 1584 Pisces (1984 AD), and is a well-known astrologer. But Don is best known as a Tarologist, and the designer of the Tarot of Hekate ('82).

Don was introduced to the Tarot by his mother, who gave him his first deck (the Hoi Polloi) at age11. The blv. LaVeda acted as her son's booking agent during the early part of his psychic career. 

In 1587 Pisces (1987 AD), Don was awarded the Silver Salamander Award for excellence in Pagan journalism, and is listed in the Who’s Who of the Magickal and Pagan Community, published around the same time.


A prominent member of the Fellowship of Isis, Don has been involved Chicago’s Isian Mystery Conferences since the first one in ‘94, and moderates an Isian email list: Fellowship-of-Isis@yahoogroups.com.

In the Fellowship of Isis Don holds the ranks of Priest of Isis (Sept. 02), Knight Commander in the Noble Order of Tara (Sept. 01), Adeptus (Year 0 Aquarius), Druidic Companion in the Druid Clan of Dana ('99) and heads the Iseum of 
Isis Lady Of Lake Michigan
.


Right: Don and Laura Janesdaughter of the Iseum of Isis Pelasgia, Los Angeles, invoke the Spirit of the Goddess to give an oracle through the Most Reverend Hon. Olivia Durdin-Robertson, international head of the Fellowship of Isis, during the Mystery of the Awakening of Osiris, at the FOI Chicago Mystery Convention, 1599 Pisces (1999 AD).