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

June 2016

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  • Queer Men’s Mystery Circle – The Power of Pride
  • Ministerial Dark Moon: Spiritual & Divine Relationships
  • Gay Pride Parade
  • Women's Circle: The Lover's Feast
  • Astrology
  • Private Event
  • The Magick of Flower Essences
  • Litha
  • Litha Sabbat - Texas
  • Full Moon Ritual - Healing the Sacral Plexus
  • Tarot weekend Christopher Giroux
  • Drum & Dance

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– Latest News & Articles –

New Mystery School Classes in Jackson, MS

Hecate's Cauldron of Mississippi is pleased to announce a new year of in-person classes for the Temple of Witchcraft's Mystery School, beginning in September of 2016: Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple with HPS Elaanie Stormbender Witchcraft II: The Outer Temple with HP Rowann Stormbender Witchcraft III: The Shamanic Temple in 2017 with HPS Elaanie Stormbender See the individual class links for dates and details. For more information, or to register, contact Elaanie at Read More...


SMILE … and the world smiles with you …

As we reel in the aftermath and sorrow of the Orlando tragedy, we find ourselves standing dumbstruck at the senseless horror of it all. We try to wrap our minds around questions that are almost impossible to express! “Why would, how could, any human being, regardless of their religious or political views, massacre a room full of people?” While it is conceivable that we have the capacity for some quite shocking and violent thoughts - very few Read More...

The Book of the Faerie Court

Since very early on, Templefest has been strongly associated with the Faerie Court of Queen Aroxana and King Aubrey, allies of the Temple and its community. A part of Templefest is to honor our faerie allies and they, in turn have offered blessings and insights to us. A part of the planning process for the festival each year is a journey in vision to the Faerie Court to commune and seek guidance on the themes for the Read More...

Runic Embodiment Course

May 2016 to June 2017 You have may be studied the runes or even do rune readings – but do know the runes from the inside out? This course looks at the runes from a primal internal development point of view that will take your spiritual development and practice to a new and heightened level. We will begin with an introduction that will acquaint students to the content and breadth of the course. Monthly classes will include Read More...


Scorpio Ministry Resources

The Temple's Scorpio Ministry has updated its page with a variety of references and resources on death and dying, the grieving process, and end-of-life discussions. Just click on the link or visit the page from the "Ministries" sub-menu of the "Structure" menu of the site to view these resources, and email with questions and follow-up Read More...

Templefest '16

TempleFest 2016 Q&A with Christopher Penczak

July 29, 2016 begins The Temple of Witchcraft’s annual three-day gathering of the magickal community at TempleFest. To preview the Lammas-encompassing festival, Temple Co-Founder Christopher Penczak shares with us how TempleFest began, what we can expect this year, some of his fondest memories of TempleFests past and what he’s most looking forward to this year. When and how did TempleFest begin? Tell us its "origin story." TempleFest began in 2010 as a one-day special event for the members of the Temple Read More...


I feel like I should start by apologizing for the length of time between my posts. Maybe it was a winter retreat and I needed to hibernate, or maybe it was my laziness. Either way I am back and hope to develop a little more consistency. The potential of spring has me hopeful. All over my little hill, the Earth begins to awaken. The smell of thawing soil spreads through the air. The trees are budding and Read More...


Profile: Raye Snover, editor

I’m Raye Snover and along with my esteemed colleague, novelist Tina Whittle, I am co-editor of The Temple Bell. I’ve been studying Witchcraft for over twenty years and am a High Priestess in the Cabot Traditon and a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon.  I live in New York City where in my more mundane life I am a supermarket manager and freelance writer. My work has appeared in The New York Times and The New York Read More...

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Profile: Tina Whittle, editor

Merry meet! I'm a Witchcraft V graduate of the online mystery school, one of the Temple's Southernmost members (I currently live in the Lowcountry of Georgia, along the Atlantic coast near Savannah). In my nine-to-five, I'm a mystery writer (my fifth book was released in March) and I also serve as co-editor of The Temple Bell, along with the astute and talented Raye Snover. When I'm not making words out of thin air, I enjoy playing golf and Read More...

Mystery School 2016 Online Registration Open

The Temple Mystery School is pleased to announce that registration for the 2016–2017 sessions of Witchcraft I–IV online is now open. Registration will be open throughout the Spring and Summer, with the online classes beginning in the Fall of 2016 and running one year to the Fall of 2017. Visit the Temple Mystery School page for an overview of the class structure, responsibilities, and payment information. Then visit the individual class pages for details on those classes Read More...