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

October 2016

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Women's Circle: Moon Magick
  • Astrology
  • Queer Men’s Mystery Circle: Rise In Power
  • Celebrate Samhain
  • Congress of the Bones
  • Honoring Our Recently Departed Ancestors: A ritual for those mourning a loss
  • Full moon ritual-Healing the Brow Chakra
  • Samhain - Children's Ministry
  • Samhain Psychic Faire
  • Samhain - Texas
  • Samhain Ritual

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– Latest News & Articles –

Round About the Cauldron Go

A monthly musing of Kitchen Witchery Autumn blessings to all of you! (well, if you are on this side of the Equator). I wanted to start off by thanking all of you who attended our last ritual. The amount of food that was brought to our post-ritual potluck was impressive to say the least. This awesome spread led me to this month's topic: Potluck Pointers. I also think it is an excellent time to post about this Read More...


Barn Fundraiser Prosperity Chant

Temple founder and Virgo lead minister Adam Sartwell has set up a prosperity altar in the Temple barn, chanting and making offerings to Ganesh and Lakshmi for the success and growth of our efforts. He has asked that with this chant any who donate to the Temple's Barn Renovation Fund will receive blessings in return, so please give what you can to help make our community center a reality! You can donate easily online via PayPal (or click "Donate" on the "About" Read More...

Temple Board of Directors Expands

At this October's (and both spiritual and fiscal year-end) meeting, the Temple of Witchcraft board of directors voted on the recommendations of the Temple's nominating committee for our two-year board election cycle. We are pleased to announce that Christopher Penczak, Steve Kenson, Alix Wright, and Jocelyn VanBokkelen will remain in their roles as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the board, respectively. Board advisor Mary Hurley will move to a non-voting member-at-large position to continue to advise Read More...

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...