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

February 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Creating Magickal Art Through Community
  • Imbolc
  • Imbolc - Texas
  • Pilgrims Imbolc
  • Women's Circle: Basil ***canceled***
  • Congress of the Bones
  • Circle of Sound: Lupercalia
  • Full Moon Ritual
  • Stitch n’ Witch
  • Words of Witches: Poetry and Witchcraft

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– Latest News & Articles –

2019 Sabbat Crystals

Temple founder and Virgo lead minister Adam Sartwell shares a bit about a trip to Arizona for the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show and the fabulous collection of new crystals we'll be charging in this year's sabbat rituals, starting with the Spring Equinox Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Working on Love

Venus, the planet most associated with love, is now in the sign of Capricorn (responsibilities, structure) and there she is not so comfortable. People born with Venus in Capricorn can be romantic, but perhaps not in the classical way. They show their love by creating structure and safety: making sure all the bills are paid in time, that the car is always full of gas and the pension fund is alright. Talking about feelings and singing love Read More...

The Path of Making and Unmaking

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle I was recently asked a question that sparked a greater reflection within me, one I have perhaps always intuitively known, but not necessarily expressed before. It started someone asked if they could take classes and participate in the Temple of Witchcraft, a question I get often and still find surprising. As much as I love the romance of the secret society, we are nonetheless a public organization, with many open Read More...


Spells for a Better World: Grateful Blessings

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...

For some time, we have all been dealing with a lot of emotional stuff. Not just new things, but some really old emotional patterns. If we trace them back there is a big chance we will find them in our family tree. Uranus (revolution) in the sign of Aries (the warrior) has asked us to be brave, be bold, and make changes, but he is in opposition to the asteroid of Pallas Athene in Libra. She's a Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Dancing in the dark

We have a new moon in Aquarius, wonderful for new beginnings and Mercury the planet of communication in the same sign, so we should all be chatting to each other with enthusiasm and making plans for projects together but...something probably feels a bit off. Something is not like it “should” be. Some feel it like a nagging sensation in the stomach, some like the beginning of a storm. What's going on then? The answer is Lilith Black Read More...

Scotland 2020 Wait-list

We are bowled over by the positive response to the announcement of our Temple pilgrimage to Scotland in 2020! Already we have enough registrations to fill all of our planned slots! However...those spots are not reserved until all deposits are in, so we are starting a wait-list. If there are any cancellations or incomplete registrations among those earlier registrations, that spot will open up for the next person on the wait-list in the order in which they Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Get ready to fly again

Hurray! The asteroid Ceres (nurturing) has just moved away from the sign of Scorpio (drama) and entered into the sign of Sagittarius (vision, higher perspective). For those of you who have felt weighed down lately by all sorts of drama, this can feel like winning the lottery! Finally there is air under our wings and you can feel like you can have discussions with people again without having it end badly. In politics and the media, it Read More...

Announcing: 2020 Temple Pilgrimage to Scotland

The Temple is pleased to announce plans for a spiritual retreat in Scotland, The Way of the Blade, to be held in September of 2020. This follows the Temple's previous UK retreats in Glastonbury and Wales and focuses on the element of Air and the Blade. Please visit the retreat's page by clicking on the link above for details and links to registration information Read More...

A "supermoon" appear larger and brighter than a regular full moon. Supermoons occur when the moon is at the closest point to earth. The moon will also appear red, and because of that it is called a "blood moon." It is said that a solar eclipse is a big change for the leaders of the world (we had that on January 6th) and that a lunar eclipse is a change for the people. One of the things Read More...