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

September 2016

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Queer Men’s Mystery Circle – Ecstasy is Your Birthright
  • Women's Circle: Mala Manifestation
  • Mabon planning meet.
  • The Cosmic Dance of Shiva and Shakti Ritual
  • What Is Witchcraft? An Introduction to Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism With Christopher Penczak
  • Full moon ritual-Healing the Throat Chakra
  • Astrology
  • Dancing the Harvest: Sacred Movement, Equilibrium & the Three-formed God
  • Mabon - Texas
  • Mabon: The Second Harvest - NH
  • Drum & Dance
  • Ministerial Dark Moon: Visiting the Water City

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– Latest News & Articles –

Meet Stevie Grant, Dean of Students

Stevie Grant, a high priestess and ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, is Dean of Students of its Mystery School and Seminary. Also a high priestess in another tradition, she brings knowledge from her career in psychology and many years of experience as a teacher of the psychic and metaphysical, a healer, spiritual counselor, and Reiki master to her work with the Temple. A retired university professor and clinical psychologist, Stevie was active for many years in Read More...


Every Ritual I attend with the Temple of Witchcraft I am so impressed by the number of people who approach me looking for a way they can help out, ways they can contribute to our community. Even the times I don't get ten or more people who approach me (as I hide in the kitchen), it never takes more than the suggestion or mention of need for someone to step forward and offer to help. We should be proud of that. I also Read More...

The Mysteries of the Wheel of the Year

Year-long monthly online class with Christopher Penczak, starts November 2016, $175 class fee. Registration is now open. Click here for online registration In this year-long online class presented by the Temple of Witchcraft's Sagittarius Ministry and teacher Christopher Penczak, go deeper into the soul and spirit world through the Turning of the Wheel of the Year. Examine specific mystical teachings involving the approach towards the Wheel found in the Temple of Witchcraft, yet adaptable and inspiring for Read More...

How Speaks the Wind

by Christopher Crittenden How speaks the wind through willow tree? Like a beached fish gasping, in terror spent? Its mind a ball of tangled string, For fear and dread shall ne’er relent. Or speaks it thus; an ancient knowing? Like a stone upon a field of war, Where men died, grain they now are sowing, And banshee’s cry is heard no more. Perhaps it whispers like a lover To calm the soul with passion’s fire Upon the Read More...


New Mystery School Classes in Salem, NH

The Temple Mystery School is pleased to announce that registration for new in-person apprenticeships for Witchcraft I–IV with Temple High Priestess and Pisces lead minister Alix Wright is now open. Visit the Temple Mystery School page for an overview of class structure, responsibilities, and payment information. Then visit the individual class pages for details on those classes (including planned class dates) and a link to the online registration form. After completing the form, you will be provided with a link Read More...


New Mystery School Class in Houston, TX

The Temple's Mystery School is pleased to announce open registrations for an in-person Witchcraft I class in Houston, Texas, taught by High Priestess Airmid Plantwalker. The Witchcraft I class will begin in September of 2016, on the evening of the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Interested students should visit the Witchcraft I class page, or contact Airmid directly via email at Read More...

The Eldering Rite

During the Lammas ritual at Templefest 2016, the Temple of Witchcraft conducted its first Eldering Rite to publicly honor Matooka Moonbear and Stevie Grant, two of its crones. The Temple makes a distinction between crone/sage rites and the eldering rite. The former is about biology and chronology, whereas the latter is about wisdom and community. Here is a brief except from the chapter on Eldering in the Temple Rites of Passage anthology in development with Copper Cauldron Publishing: The Read More...


Myths & Maidens Ritual Series

The Ritual Series, sponsored by Myths and Maidens and The Temple of Witchcraft, provides opportunities for all people regardless of faith to explore their spirituality and to encourage ecumenical collaboration with other spiritual groups. There is no cost to attend, but voluntary donations are welcomed to help defray the costs of preparing and performing the rituals. High Priestess Aurielle Nazro has performed rituals at Myths and Maidens since 2007 with the assistance of the Ritual Team. Rev Read More...


Simon is Cancer Ministry Deputy for the Temple's Children’s Ministry, hosting Sabbat Celebrations for school-age children throughout the Wheel of the Year. These celebrations give the children a chance to learn about and experience Witchcraft in a fun environment where they can let their energy flow. Children’s Ministry also collects toys at Yule for children in need, and provides children’s activities at Templefest—and we hope this is just the beginning. The Children’s Ministry began in 2012, inspired and Read More...


New Mystery School Class in Columbia, MO

The Temple's Mystery School is pleased to announce open registrations for in-person Witchcraft I class in Columbia, Missouri, taught by High Priestess Cat Kelly at Heart, Body, & Soul (1004. W. Worley St., Columbia, MO  65203). The Witchcraft I class will begin in October of 2016. Interested students should visit the Witchcraft I class page, contact Cat direct at or visit the shop for more information or to register Read More...