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

March 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Dark Moon Mysteries: The Temple of the Seven Rays
  • CANCELLED: Women's Circle: Valerian
  • Ostara (Eostre, Easter, Lady's Day) Missouri
  • The Cauldron of Peace
  • Full Moon Ritual
  • Sacred Time With Dragon Witchfyre
  • Ostara
  • Ostara - Texas
  • Circle of Sound: Puddle Wonderful

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– Latest News & Articles –

Voices of the Temple: Ostara 2019

Voices of the Temple returns! Host Adam Sartwell talks about the Temple's Ostara plans with the Spring Equinox fast approaching, including our new sabbat stones Read More...


Initiation in a Place We Call Home

by Karen Ainsworth 7:00 pm, Salem, New Hampshire. Midnight, England. As the clock struck the witching hour, many gathered for Initiation night. Students completing their first year of study at Grandview, home to the Temple of Witchcraft. And students, High Priestesses, Priests, and Ministers around the world, conjoined on the astral, in a Temple beyond all time, a Temple beyond all space, a Temple that stood in circle, holding sacred space for every initiate, of every degree Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Celebration of life

The Spring Equinox and the celebration of Ostara happen when the sun enters 0 degrees in the sign of Aries. It is the Astrological New Year and the beginning of a new cycle, and it happens this year the 20th of March. It is believed that this has been celebrated since the “beginning of time” as many of the pyramids and sacred mounds around the world are built according to the rising and setting of the sun Read More...

The Bond of Witches

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Often called the mother of modern Witchcraft, Doreen Valiente was known to say, “A witch is a witch is a witch is a witch,” most likely paraphrasing a famous exchange between Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. Her ethos is simple: There is a bond between Witches that goes beyond any coven, tradition, region, language, culture, or nation. Something greater runs through all Witches, and the differences should be celebrated. Famous Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Creating the life you want

Mars is now in the sign of Taurus. Mars is the planet that represents our will and also our ego. In the development of the personality we need to be allowed to develop our will in a safe way. If that doesn’t happen, our Mars can either become violent or unable to say no and have healthy boundaries against others. Mars and our will develops a lot between the ages of 2 and 4 and looking at Read More...


We at the Temple of Witchcraft have been looking for ways to do outreach so our distant members can feel connected to the greater work of the Temple. The Pisces ministry presents a full moon circle here at the Temple's home in Salem, New Hampshire, every month. This year our focus for those moon circles is spell work. We were inspired to produce some spells that will be used at the Temple full moons and make them Read More...

Jumping into the Cauldron of Peace

by Christopher Penczak Temple Founder Christopher Penczak provides some context for our upcoming offering of The Cauldron of Peace. The metaphysical cosmology and theology of the Temple of Witchcraft was initiated by the work of the Three Rays of Witchcraft, placing an emphasis in our magick, not on gender and polarity, but on triplicy, and specifically the concepts of Will, Love, and Wisdom though individual evolution and the crafting of community. Both concepts go hand in hand Read More...

Musings of a Challenged Witch

If you are one of those people who naturally pulses with psychic energy, frolics with the fey, communes with the herbs, and chats with the dead people who pop in and out of your kitchen – this article is not for you. This is for the rest of us. The silent number of witchy folk who are not those people. This is for those of us whose living rooms are peopled with dead plants instead of dead people Read More...

The sun continues its journey in the sign of Pisces and has almost reached half-way. Pisces is a sign with a lot of creativity, sensitivity and high intuition. This week the sun will meet up with the asteroid Vesta (devotion) and Neptune (creativity, intuition) in the same sign. This creates a highly magickal, intuitive and creative energy. Now is the time to stay up late at night to watch the stars in the sky. To drink midnight Read More...

The Stones of Community

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle During Templefest 2018, at our Lammas Harvest Ritual, we enacted a micro Wheel of the Year, with the mysteries of Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha and Lammas all being incorporated into the symbolism of the event. The mysteries of the dark—Mabon, Samhain and Yule—were embodied in the concluding evening ritual called the Sabbat of the Three Stars. At our main Lammas ritual, after the sacred fire was kindled in the round Read More...