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

May 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Dark Moon Mysteries: The Seven Wonders
  • The Glamour Magic of Beltane with Elizabeth Graham
  • Beltane (NH)
  • Beltane (TX)
  • CANCELLED - Women's Circle
  • Pillars of Belief: The Hermetic Principles in Modern Witchcraft
  • Circle of Sound: Flowers and Frolic
  • Full Moon Ritual: Potion Magick
  • Opening to the Witch Power
  • Forbidden Mysteries: The Shadow of Faery Witchcraft
  • The Witch's Merkaba
  • Exploring the Witch's Tree: Realms, Dimensions, and Spirit Planes
  • Mirror of the Faery Queen: Journeys of Darkness and Light
  • Earth Steward Intensive
  • Words of Witches (in-person and online event)

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– Latest News & Articles –

Justin Gaudet, HP

Justin Gaudet is a High Priest of the Temple of Witchcraft, working with the Sagittarius Ministry as a teaching assistant and mentor, and working with the Pisces Ministry leading public rituals for the Sabbats. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Justin began his training in the Temple Tradition in 2011. The strong sense of community resonated deeply, and being of service to the Temple has been one of his greatest joys. In addition to his training in Read More...

Voices of the Temple: Beltane 2019

In our Beltane edition of Voices of the Temple, host Adam Sartwell talks about the Temple's Beltane celebration at our new sabbat space in Derry, NH, some Spring cleaning (both physical and spiritual) and work and changes around the Temple Read More...

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle “As above, so below” we say to guide our magick. “As within, so without” is the maxim to help us in knowing ourselves. We can understand ourselves better by looking at the world, and understand the world better but looking at how our body consciousness responds to the world. A big part of my job as a Witch is working with individuals, seeing clients for readings and healing work, examining Read More...

Being a healer is for many a calling from deep within. Perhaps even as a child you felt the need to save animals of all sorts and sizes and support family and friends in need. As a healer, you have the need to help in your heart. Most times this is a wonderful experience, sometimes it is something that can get you into both pain and trouble, but as a natural healer you can't stop searching for 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...

What is Real?

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle What is real? Your tradition is not real. Your practice is not real. Your coven is not real. Really? Not so long ago, I was complimented (?) by someone in the magickal community who uses their pedigree in British Traditional Wicca to question the legitimacy of others as Witches, denouncing their stories as “fake” even though the founders of their own tradition faced (and still face) the same cries of Read More...


Temple In-Person UK Classes

The Temple of Witchcraft is pleased to offer, for the first time, in-person classes in the United Kingdom, beginning with our Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple foundational Mystery School class and our Wheel of the Year class. See the individual class pages for full descriptions and details. Both classes will be taught by Temple High Priestess Karen Ainsworth, in person in the Preston area of Lancashire, UK. The Witchcraft I class commences in September of 2019, while Read More...

We are at the end of April and Beltane festivities are just around the corner. The sun has just entered into the earth sign of Taurus, which usually comes with a sense of stability and comfort, but right now rebellion is in the air and things are not calming down easily, so what's going on? Well, a lot of things are going on right now, especially in the sign of Aries the warrior. Chiron, Venus, Vesta, and Read More...

What Happens When We Win?

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle What happens if and when we “win?” By winning, I mean that after years of saying the viewpoint of a polytheistic, esoteric, environmental, feminist, spiritual culture should have a stronger voice and more influence in the overculture and society, people start to listen. What do we have to offer? And how will that change how we define ourselves? My primary concern is that once you define yourself in reaction to Read More...

The numerological vibration of 2019 is 39/12/3. A year with a lot of changes on many levels. (For more information of the whole year, please read the previous post 2019 Numerology: Sunshine and Surprises.) As we move to the month of April and the second quarter reaching to June, things are being intensified and we find ourselves at a place that is an energetic “tipping point." As challenging this may be, it is also a great opportunity Read More...