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

November 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Women's Circle: Hecate
  • Stitch n' Witch
  • Words of Witches: Poetry and Witchcraft
  • Deep Moon Mysteries: Vision of the Four Aeonic Orders
  • Circle of Sound: Wolfenoot
  • Full Moon Ritual

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– Latest News & Articles –

Acadia: The Sea Temple Retreat Registration Open

October 8-12, 2019, Mount Desert Island, Maine Spiritual retreat on the Mysteries of Elemental Water with Christopher Penczak and the Temple of Witchcraft Tuesday evening, October 8th through Saturday morning, October 12th, 2019 with special optional Saturday night moon circle. Registration now open! Join us for the second of five sacred Temple retreat intensives to the picturesque Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. See the Acadia: The Sea Temple Retreat page for more Read More...

Temple Astrolog: A different kind of healing

In October, Chiron (the wounded healer) went back from the sign of Aries, back into Pisces. This allowed us to go back again and look once more at healing on the collective plane and the connection to what's happening on the personal plane. What if the frustration playing out in my community is connected to the anger I feel inside, and if so, then what can I do about it? To our aid, we now have the Read More...

Light Bearers of the Temple of Witchcraft

At TempleFest 2018, I initiated a project long held in my mind, and inspired by our Florida priest Michael Usher when he spoke to me about believing that “the Temple has many hearts.” I agreed and, to me, the heart here in the Motherhouse of Grandview Manor in Salem, NH is the hearth flame, but it is just one of many hearths. As we enter into the dark season, a time of harvest and ending, reflection and Read More...


Healer’s Challenge

The ministries of the Temple of Witchcraft trade-off our social media responsibilities for the month of our astrological sign. The lead ministers or one of their deputies take on the role of posting content for their month. Since today is the first day of Virgo, we turn our minds to the archetype of the Healer. Every witch is a healer, whether it be through spells, mediation, or other healing modalities. In that spirit of the witch as Read More...


The Temple's Mystery School, in conjunction with High Priest Adam Sartwell, is offering open registration for Witchcraft I and Witchcraft II year-long in-person classes, beginning this Fall and hosted at the Robin's Nest in Bellingham, Massachusetts. The class information and dates are: Witchcraft I year-long in-person (Bellingham, MA) apprenticeship with High Priest Adam Sartwell at the Robin’s Nest (799 S Main St #9, Bellingham, MA 02019). Class dates are 11/14/18, 12/12/18, 1/9/19, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14 Read More...


The Temple of Witchcraft is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a new Witchcraft I: Building the Inner Temple in-person year-long apprenticeship with High Priest and Temple Founder Adam Sartwell, held at the Temple in Salem, NH. During this year-long monthly class, learn the fundamentals of meditative, magickal, and psychic skills used in Witchcraft, with in-class and homework exercises and rituals. Witchcraft I is the cornerstone for further education in the Temple's Mystery School, towards Read More...


Would you like to receive distance healing as a supplement to your other healing treatment and modalities? The Healing Case Study Group of the Temple of Witchcraft is looking for volunteer subjects who have a physical condition or disease to receive this distance healing from its members. For one month, you can bask in the healing light sent to you by the group in exchange for keeping in touch with us via email during the month. For Read More...


A Spell for Rainbow Resistance

The theme of this year's Boston Pride Parade is "Rainbow Resistance" and the call to stand up for equality, fairness, and justice in the face of prejudice and intolerance is more needed now than ever. Of course, as Witches and magicians, we have additional tools when it comes to our resistance, as the #MagickResistance hashtag on social media demonstrates. So the Temple's marching group is making these cards available along the parade route, and the Temple's Gemini Read More...


Join Us at Boston Pride!

The Temple's Gemini ministry invites all interested marchers to join us on Saturday, June 9th to march in the 48th annual Boston Pride Parade! The theme of this year's parade is "Rainbow Resistance" and the Temple will be marching to show our support for equality, queer rights, the notion that every being is divine, and that "all acts of love and pleasure" are our rituals. Please see our Facebook event for details and updates. We will post our Read More...


The Temple is pleased to announce that registration for a year-long in-person Witchcraft I: Building the Inner Temple class with teacher and High Priestess Elaanie Stormbender is now open. The class will be offered in Knoxville, Tennessee. Year-long in-person (Knoxville, TN) apprenticeship with High Priestess Elaanie Stormbender. Class Location: To be announced. Orientation: 1/5/2019 from 2 - 4 pm. Classes will be held: 2/2/2019, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, and 1/4/2020. Course fee:$300. For more information, email Read More...