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

May 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Queer Men's Mysteries Circle
  • Women's Circle: The Stewardess
  • Blessings Transcending Time: Past, Present, Future
  • Beltane - Connecticut
  • Full moon ritual
  • Drum & Dance
  • Gateway to the Goddess
  • Tarot
  • Yard Sale - TempleFest
  • The Holy Mother ***cancelled***
  • Ministerial Dark Moon Gatherings With Wrentek MacGown

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– Latest News & Articles –

Temple founder, teacher, and High Priest Adam Sartwell will be offering the Temple Mystery School's Witchcraft I and Witchcraft II year-long classes at The Robin's Nest in Bellingham, Massachusetts, starting this October, 2017. Registration is open through the shop by calling 508-244-4881 or emailing therobinsnestma@gmail. Registration will run until late September, right before the classes begin. This is an excellent opportunity for students in the greater Massachusetts area to embark upon the Temple's complete five-year Mystery School course Read More...

A year-long in-person apprenticeship of Witchcraft III: The Shamanic Temple with High Priestess Silver Lyons is now open for registration. Classes will be held in Salem, NH, starting in October of 2017. Reclaim the shamanic ancestry of the Witch using both European and core shamanic journeying techniques to travel the middle, upper and lower reams of the shaman’s world tree. Focusing on the element of water as the gateway to the spirit realm, learn to reflect on your Read More...

Wheel of the Year class registration open

Registration is now open for the online Mysteries of the Wheel of the Year class with Temple founder and High Priest Christopher Penczak. The next course begins in November 2017 with a registration deadline of October 2017. In this year-long online class, 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 Read More...


Temple High Priestess Valerie Heiderich will be offering an in-person year-long Witchcraft I apprenticeship for the Temple Mystery School in Colorado Springs, CO, beginning in June of 2017. Classes will be held once each month. For class dates and full details, see the Witchcraft I, class page or email Valerie directly at Read More...


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...