The Temple of Witchcraft offers:
Spirit, Community, Education
in Salem, NH and online.

Co-founded by Christopher Penczak, Steve Kenson, and Adam Sartwell, the Temple of Witchcraft started in 1998 as a system of magickal training and personal development, and eventually developed into a formal tradition of Witchcraft.

Now, as an outgrowth of the work of students, initiates, and graduates of the programs, the Temple of Witchcraft has evolved into an organization based on traditions of modern magick, Witchcraft, and neopaganism.

Upcoming Events

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  • Yule (Midwinter, Holly Days, Saturnalia, Christmas) Missouri
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  • Full Moon Ritual
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  • The Krampus: History, Myth and Legend
  • Yule Ritual
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– Latest News & Articles –

Temple Astrolog: Get that thing moving

Mars, the planet of movement and energy, has been in the sign of Pisces since mid-November, and he is not happy there. He is also joined by Neptune and that brings even more water to his fire. This makes it hard to feel energized and enthusiastic. It is easy to blame others for delays and stagnation and that is something that should be avoided. But now there is help coming in as the sun makes a square Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Moving in a new direction

The nodes of the moon have moved into new signs (November 16th) and are creating a wave of change and transformation in our lives. For some people it can feel like a great relief that finally things are moving, and for others it can create a lot of tension. The north node, also called the dragon's head, shows us a place of focus for moving ahead and fulfilling our destiny. The north node has moved into the Read More...

The Temple Peyton

Special Temple of Witchcraft Limited Edition Fundraiser The Temple is pleased to be able to offer this custom-made etched aluminum ritual peyton. Eight inches in diameter and 3/8ths of an inch thick, one side is etched with the Temple Sigil, the other with the Temple's ritual Pentacle of Earth. The Temple Sigil Excerpted and Edited from Foundations of the Temple by Christopher Penczak At the center of the sigil is the triple spiral, for the three primary Read More...

Dan Lupacchino, HP

Dan Lupacchino is a High Priest and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. He works within the Sagittarius Ministry as a teaching assistant and student mentor in the online Mystery School. He also helps co-facilitate the Connecticut TOW sabbat ritual events alongside Ryan Cucchi. Dan is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Healer in private practice in Connecticut. He is also IET ® Master/Instructor Trainer, Reiki Master, and Medicinal Aromatherapist who enjoys, teaching, offering workshops, and spiritual coaching Read More...

Temple Astrolog: A golden arrow

On November 26th, the Sun meets with Jupiter in Sagittarius, and you have the opportunity to shoot a golden arrow of luck, happiness, fulfillment, and joy straight into the future! To help with this we also have Mercury close by. But Mercury, also known, as Hermes can sometimes be a trickster. So make sure that you ask for what you really want and that you understand what you are asking for. Even Mars and Aries are involved Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Should I stay or should I go?

Relationships are in focus now with Venus in Libra in opposition with Uranus in Aries, and this has been going on for a while now. Venus wants to be civilized, especially in Libra. But Uranus in Aries wants revolution and freedom. To complicate things further, the asteroid Ceres (the great mother) is joining Venus right now. She asks, how will you nurture yourself on your own? How will you survive? So we are torn between the longing Read More...

Acadia: The Sea Temple Retreat Registration Open

October 8-12, 2019, Mount Desert Island, Maine Spiritual retreat on the Mysteries of Elemental Water with Christopher Penczak and the Temple of Witchcraft Tuesday evening, October 8th through Saturday morning, October 12th, 2019 with special optional Saturday night moon circle. Registration now open! Join us for the second of five sacred Temple retreat intensives to the picturesque Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. See the Acadia: The Sea Temple Retreat page for more Read More...

Temple Astrolog: A different kind of healing

In October, Chiron (the wounded healer) went back from the sign of Aries, back into Pisces. This allowed us to go back again and look once more at healing on the collective plane and the connection to what's happening on the personal plane. What if the frustration playing out in my community is connected to the anger I feel inside, and if so, then what can I do about it? To our aid, we now have the Read More...

Karen Ainsworth, HPS

Karen Ainsworth is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, working within the Sagittarius Ministry as a teaching assistant and mentor.  Based in the UK, Karen first met Christopher when he invited her to join Temple members in a ritual for the Ancestors at Stonehenge, UK, in 2011.  Karen has trained with Christopher ever since and regularly travels to the States for Templefest and Sabbats. Karen is a Usui and Shamballa Reiki Master Read More...

Light Bearers of the Temple of Witchcraft

At TempleFest 2018, I initiated a project long held in my mind, and inspired by our Florida priest Michael Usher when he spoke to me about believing that “the Temple has many hearts.” I agreed and, to me, the heart here in the Motherhouse of Grandview Manor in Salem, NH is the hearth flame, but it is just one of many hearths. As we enter into the dark season, a time of harvest and ending, reflection and Read More...

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