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

April 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Queer Men's Mysteries Circle
  • The Mighty Dead: Ancestors of Blood, Land, and Spirit
  • Women's Circle: The Warrioress
  • Full Moon Ritual
  • Drum and Dance
  • Men's Circle
  • Gateway to the Goddess
  • Mighty Dead Weekend Workshop (CA)
  • Beltane Ritual (CA)
  • ***Cancelled*** Emerging from the Bear Cave
  • Beltaine - Children's Celebration
  • Tarot
  • Ministerial Dark Moon - The Tears of the Goddess
  • CANCELLED – Maypole Crafting and Dance
  • Beltane - Missouri
  • Beltane - New Hampshire

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– Latest News & Articles –

Maine Witchcraft I Moved to April 15th

The upcoming Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple apprenticeship with High Priestess Gwen Owen has moved its start date to April 15th, allowing additional time for interested students to inquire or apply. See the Witchcraft I page of our website for details or contact the Leapin' Lizards store in Portland, ME at (207) 221-2363 Read More...


Gateway to the Goddess class

The Temple is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a year-long Gateway to the Goddess class, with thirteen monthly classes, held in Salem, NH, and taught by Temple High Priestess Silver Lyons. This intensive is open to women-only this year. In this sacred feminine space we will create sisterhood as Priestesses of the Goddess, sharing our radiance with one another and rewriting what it means to stand in union with other women as daughters Read More...

Join Us at PantheaCon 2017!

Ministers of the Temple of Witchcraft, including founders Christopher Penczak and Adam Sartwell and High Priestess Alix Wright, will be offering classes at PantheaCon in San Jose, CA, this coming weekend (February 17–20). Additionally, the Temple will be hosting an evening hospitality suite at the convention. Stop by for more information on the Temple, the work we do, and classes and services we offer. A complete schedule of events and hours will be posted on the door. The Read More...


Shawl Stories: Jess

The Temple's Shawl Ministry offers gifts of comfort, healing, and love, and sometimes we hear back from those who have received them and they share their stories with us, and allow us to share them with you. This Shawl Story comes from Jess: I am a practising Buddhist of diverse origins: my ancestors come from Iceland, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Norway, and Moldova (among others). I grew up the great-granddaughter and great-great-granddaughter of immigrants Read More...

Elizabeth Graham

Elizabeth is a student of the Temple of Witchcraft and a deputy for the Aquarius ministry for public events, as well as a volunteer for the Pisces ministry. She has over twenty years of learning experience in the Witchcraft community and is excited to add her training at the Temple to that. She directly works with the planning and coordination of Temple events including TempleFest Read More...

Ryan Cucchi, HP

Ryan is a High Priest, Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, teacher & Deputy Minister of the Cancer Ministry. Ryan works with Community Outreach for the Cancer Ministry and is the author of "Round About The Cauldron Go" a monthly (ish) musing of Kitchen Witchery here on the Temple website. You can typically find Ryan in the kitchen where he is blending his passions of Herbalism, Green Magick & Kitchen Witchery. Ryan has been involved as Read More...

Donate and Receive the Wheel of the Year

As the calendar year is moving towards its end, the Temple would like to offer its thanks for the generous contributions and support of our community and to offer a token of thanks as you plan your charitable giving for the end of the year. In past years, the Temple has offered different audio file meditations, recorded by Temple Founder Christopher Penczak, in exchange for a donation. We are offering a complete set of eight recordings from 2010–2011 Read More...


Temple of Witchcraft to Add Sabbat Rituals in Hartford, CT

On December 10, 2016, the Temple of Witchcraft will begin offering Sabbat rituals in Hartford, Connecticut, starting with a celebration of Yule. Lead by High Priests Jameson Ford and Ryan Cucchi, along with Priest and Witchcraft V student Dan Lupacchino, this will be the first of an ongoing series of Sabbats held in the state. The Connecticut rituals will provide easier access to Sabbats for Temple members and the broader pagan community in southern New England, and will Read More...

The Fiery Vessel of Craft

An Inner Temple Working Many in our community are feeling a heavy combination of sadness, fear, and anger at this time, and it can be unclear what to do with those feelings, and easy to become trapped cycling between them. On the Qabbalistic Tree of Life, the sphere of Geburah is associated with both fire and judgment, with necessary separation of the worthy and unworthy. Like fire itself, our anger and grieving can consume, if allowed to Read More...

Temple Profile Pages

As the Temple of Witchcraft has grown, spreading roots and branches across the country and around the world, we want our growing community to be able to know who we are—and, in many cases where we are. Towards that end, we offer our newly organized profile pages, which can be found under the About menu of our site (or by clicking the link in this article). When you investigate, you'll see the profiles can be sorted using a Read More...