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

July 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Dark Moon Mysteries: The Tides of Magick
  • CANCELLED – Women's Circle
  • Earth Steward Intensive
  • Full Moon Ritual: Stone Magick
  • Reiki Share
  • Circle of Sound
  • Temple Articles of Agreement filed
  • Words of Witches (In Person and Online Event)
  • Dark Moon Mysteries: The Topography of the Underworld

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– Latest News & Articles –

In-person Witchcraft I in Glastonbury, CT

The Temple's Sagittarius Ministry is pleased to announce registration is open for a new Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple year-long apprenticeship class, offered with High Priest Dan Lupacchino in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The class will be offered on Sunday afternoons from noon to 3:00 pm, starting in late October. For details and class dates, as well as more information about Witchcraft I and links to registration, please see the class page on our site Read More...

The planet Venus (love, magick) is right now located at 14 degrees Cancer. This is very exiting because this is the location of the fixed star of Sirius. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, also called the dog star or the star of Isis, the Egyptian goddess. It takes Venus 225 days to move around the Zodiac and through the signs, so this is not a rare occasion, but there are some other interesting things Read More...

Is Art a Living Magick Entity?

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle I've been thinking a lot about the spirit of Art—of poetry, graphics, books, and in particular, songs. As an animist at heart, I think even non-tangible things have spirit. While art does not have personhood, does it have spirit-hood? Does that spirit transcend its creator? Does it transcend the creator’s intention and original inspiration? I remember the debate from poetry class—if a reader got a meaning from a poem separate Read More...


The Temple's Virgo ministry is pleased to offer a special limited edition fundraiser: Blood Moon Incense, blended and charged during the last lunar eclipse (or "blood moon") to call for deep, personal transformation. Only a small amount of this special incense was ritually crafted and charged here at the Temple and, when it's gone, it's gone, until the next blood moon offers us the opportunity to make more. Click the link to visit the Temple's online store to Read More...


We at the Temple of Witchcraft have been looking for ways to do outreach so that our more 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 Read More...


New Masculine Mysteries Class

The Temple's Capricorn Ministry is pleased to announce that the class Exploring Four Archetypes of Mature Masculinity is open for registration and will begin this September. In this monthly series of six classes, we will explore four archetypes of mature masculinity. We will delve into the concepts of the King, the Warrior, the Magician, and the Lover as four elements that, when combined in due measure, produce mature men of great value. Men who can effectively serve a community Read More...

The asteroid Juno (love, partnership) is in the sign of Leo. There she is joined by the planets Mercury (communication) and Mars (will, passion). This is a strong trio creating passion, will, and drive. It puts your love life in focus. We will all want more out of our relationships and we are more likely to talk about love within our relationship, but also with others. Juno in the sign of Leo wants to be proud of Read More...

The Lost Art of Magickal Exploration

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle I was taught that Witchcraft is a science, art, and religion, but through its practice, I learned that magick is way of life, a state of being, and most importantly, an adventure. The science, art, and religion were the foundations to learn. The adventure, the journey, was the means by which I could experience magick as a way of life and a state of being. I often tell people we Read More...

Litha Sabbat Stone: Bumblebee Jasper

Throughout 2019, the Temple is charging different stone and crystal allies within our sabbat circles here in New Hampshire, and making them available as fundraisers for the community, along with charged crystal essences made here at the Temple's home in Salem, NH. Our sabbat stone for Litha is bumblebee jasper. It nurtures our creativity, motivation and confidence. It is a strong earthy stone to help clear and cleanse the way to manifestation. Here is our crystal grid Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Play Nice and Fair

We all know that we should do it, right? Play nice and fair. But sometimes it is harder to do what we know is the right thing to do. Right now Mars (will) and Mercury (communication) are in the sign of Cancer (relationships, family, feelings). Cancer is a water sign and is very loving and friendly, usually. But, when they feel threatened or not well-treated they can get really defensive and also cruel. Yes, they can but Read More...