Voices of the Temple: Barn Fundraiser

Christopher Penczak joins host Adam Sartwell on our Voices of the Temple podcast to talk about the Temple’s barn renovation project.

Registration for all five Mystery School class levels (Witchcraft I through V) is now open for 2017–2018 in-person classes in St. Louis, taught at Pathways by Temple High Priestess Rachael Mueller. See the individual class pages for details and links to registration forms.

New Mystery School Classes in Texas

The Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School is pleased to announce that three new year-long in-person classes in Porter, Texas, with High Priestess Virginia Villarreal, are now open for registration. Witchcraft I, II, and III are being offered, starting in September 2017 for Witchcraft I and January 2018 for Witchcraft II and III. See the individual class pages for dates, details, and registration. Interested students can also email

Queer Spirit Cafés

For Pride Month, the Temple’s Gemini ministry is pleased to announce it will be offering a monthly “Queer Spirit Café” event on Saturday afternoons at the Temple’s home in Salem, New Hampshire, beginning on July 8th, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

What is a Queer Spirit Café?

The purpose of the Queer Spirit Café is the creation of safe and sacred space for the discussion of LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex—under the general banner of “queer spirit”) topics and issues with relationship to spirituality, particularly neopagan spirituality and Witchcraft. Although facilitated by Temple volunteers, the cafés are informal events and all are welcome, regardless of membership, spiritual practice, or identity. A few key points:

  • The Queer Spirit Café is a safe and affirming space for queer spirit. Prejudice and disrespect will not be tolerated.
  • Anyone is welcome, regardless of how they identity, and no one is asked to disclose or proclaim their gender or sexual orientation, if they do not wish to do so.
  • Similarly, the event is offered for the community. You do not need to be a Temple member to attend. Although discussion will often focus on queer spirit as it is expressed and experienced through the Temple’s theology and practices, we welcome respectful outside views.
  • Attendees must be 18 years old or older, please.

At the café, we’ll have introductions, discussion topics, opportunities to speak and ask questions in safe space, and some light refreshments to share along with good company. For further information or to confirm your intention to attend, please email, or simply drop by!

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.

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 inner emotions and dive deep to heal your past. Learn techniques to further your relationship with your shadow self.

See the Witchcraft III class page for details and online registration form. Email with questions about the course.

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 inspiring for your own personal practice and traditions. Learn more about the annual journey of the Goddess and God of the Wheel as they shift their forms from Mother and Child to Lovers, Monarchs, Sacrifice and Mourner and Hidden Ones.

Visit the Mysteries of the Wheels of the Year class page for details and a link to the online registration form.

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

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.

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 of the Great Mother.

Visit the class page for additional information and a link to the online application form.