New In-Person Witchcraft I in Nova Scotia

The Temple is pleased to announce registration is now open for a new Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple year-long class, taught in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by High Priest Justin Gaudet. This is the first in-person Mystery School class to be offered in Canada and the second to be offered outside of the United States (following High Priestess Karen Ainsworth’s Witchcraft I in the UK).

Interested students should see the Witchcraft I class page for details and a link to the online registration form. The class begins this November, 2019, and continues monthly throughout most of 2020.

Temple In-Person UK Classes

The Temple of Witchcraft is pleased to offer, for the first time, in-person classes in the United Kingdom, beginning with our Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple foundational Mystery School class and our Wheel of the Year class. See the individual class pages for full descriptions and details.

Both classes will be taught by Temple High Priestess Karen Ainsworth, in person in the Preston area of Lancashire, UK. The Witchcraft I class commences in September of 2019, while the Mysteries of the Wheel of the Year class commences in November of 2019.

The investment for the Witchcraft I class is £275.00 (£50 deposit payable on registration with the balance of £225.00 due before the start of the first class). Investment for the Wheel of the Year class is £175.00 (£30 deposit is payable on registration with the balance of £145.00 due before the start of the first class). If you require payment terms, please enquire. Space in both classes is strictly limited, so please pre-register as soon as possible to secure your place. The email address for all enquiries is

May Guest Teachers

This coming May, the Temple is pleased to offer some wonderful opportunities to study with guest teachers here in Salem, NH!

The Pillars of Belief with E. Massey

E. Massey is an author, artist, teacher and practicing Witch. As an author, E. Massey has written articles for popular educational and Pagan and Witchcraft magazines, as well as contributed to many educational curriculums for children. His first book, Casting Creative Magickal Circles independently sold over five-hundred copies. In 2018, E. Massey released The Modern Witch’s Curriculum. This highly anticipated subsequent book combines history, science, and hands-on activities in an easy to follow calendar format. Over the last year, he has also been writing The Little Witch’s Curriculum, a book for parents and children that uses early childhood education theories and techniques to encourage spirituality growth through Witchcraft, Wiccan, and Pagan practices. He also maintains a well-followed blog at his website that covers many Pagan oriented topics.

The Temple is pleased to host “The Pillars of Belief” workshop: Discover how the Hermetic philosophies found in The Kybalion can be related to the modern teachings and ideals of today’s Witchcraft (a topic also explored in our own Witchcraft I course). Explore these “universal laws” and why they are the pillars of many belief systems found around the globe. Learn new approaches to incorporating these ancient teachings into today’s spiritual world through activities found in E. Massey’s book, The Modern Witch’s Curriculum.

Sunday, May 12th from 7 to 9 pm in Salem, NH • Register Online

A Weekend with Devin Hunter and Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf and Devin Hunter are initiates of various forms of witchcraft, both traditional and modern, and have been professionally teaching for several years. Devin is the author of The Witch’s Book of Power, The Witch’s Book of Spirits, and the forthcoming The Witch’s Book of Mysteries. Storm is the author of Betwixt & Between and the forthcoming Forbidden Mysteries of Faery Witchcraft. As professional authors they are committed to sharing the philosophies and practices of their Craft with a world hungry for magic. They are two of the founding teachers of Black Rose Witchcraft, an online school of the Craft that offers in-depth foundational training in the art and practices of the witches’ Craft. For more info, visit The Black Rose Witchcraft website.

Devin and Storm will be joining us for a full weekend of offerings: five classes, plus a free one-hour evening book-signing here in Salem, NH, on Friday evening, May 17th. Classes include Opening to the Witch Power, The Shadow of Faery Witchcraft, The Witch’s Merkaba, Exploring the Witch’s Tree, and Mirror of the Faery Queen. See the event site for full details and registration for the classes of your choice. Register early, as space is limited!

Friday, May 17th to Sunday, May 19th in Salem, NH • Register Online

Silver Lyons on Medical Leave

The Temple of Witchcraft community asks for energetic and healing support for High Priestess and Cancer Lead Minister Silver Lyons, who is on a medical leave from her responsibilities from the Temple at this time as she recovers from surgery.

Due to Silver’s leave of absence, we will be holding space for the Temple’s Women’s Circle to gather in community on their scheduled dates, with the assistance of a Temple volunteer, but the scheduled Women’s Circle rituals will not be offered. Silver’s other scheduled classes, including Witchcraft IV and Gateway to the Goddess, have been removed from the schedule until such a time as she returns and they can be rescheduled.

Cancer Ministry matters can still be referred to while general Temple matters can be addressed to or (for administration, scheduling, or technical matters)

We wish to offer our thanks and blessings to Silver for a swift and complete recovery!

TempleFest 2019 Registration Now Open!

It’s here! Registration for TempleFest 2019 is now open! Just click on the following link to go to the online registration page:

Register for TempleFest!

DAY PASSES: As in prior years, we will be offering a limited number of single-day passes for attendees who cannot join us for the entire weekend. To register for a single-day pass, please use enter the code for the day you wish to attend into the “Promo Codes” box on the registration form: TFFRI (for Friday), TFSAT (for Saturday), or TFSUN (for Sunday). Note that Saturday is planned as a “family day” with Children’s Ministry events for families with children who may wish to attend for just that day.

Please be mindful that our volunteers will be managing registration, particularly housing requests, as quickly as possible, so we ask for your patience before following-up regarding registration unless you feel there has been a clear problem or concern. You should receive an automated confirmation email of your registration to the email address used to register—be sure to check spam filters first if it doesn’t appear in your inbox!

If you do have questions, please email or, for technical issues,


Online Mystery School Registration Open

The Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School is pleased to announce that registration for the online sessions of Witchcraft I, II, III, and IV are now open. The new year-long classes will begin in September of 2019.

Interested students can find out more by visiting the Education page of the Temple’s website, or you can go directly to the online application forms for the four classes by clicking on the following links:

Please allow time for Mystery School staff to review your application before following up and note that a space in the class is not reserved until your $100 deposit is received. For questions related to the Mystery School, please email

2019 Sabbat Crystals

Temple founder and Virgo lead minister Adam Sartwell shares a bit about a trip to Arizona for the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show and the fabulous collection of new crystals we’ll be charging in this year’s sabbat rituals, starting with the Spring Equinox!

Scotland 2020 Wait-list

We are bowled over by the positive response to the announcement of our Temple pilgrimage to Scotland in 2020! Already we have enough registrations to fill all of our planned slots!

However…those spots are not reserved until all deposits are in, so we are starting a wait-list. If there are any cancellations or incomplete registrations among those earlier registrations, that spot will open up for the next person on the wait-list in the order in which they registered. So, if you still want a chance at joining us in Scotland in 2020, make sure to register before registration closes!

Visit the Pilgrimage to Scotland page for details on the trip and to fill out the online registration to be added to the wait-list.

Announcing: 2020 Temple Pilgrimage to Scotland

The Temple is pleased to announce plans for a spiritual retreat in Scotland, The Way of the Blade, to be held in September of 2020. This follows the Temple’s previous UK retreats in Glastonbury and Wales and focuses on the element of Air and the Blade. Please visit the retreat’s page by clicking on the link above for details and links to registration information.

Acadia: The Sea Temple Retreat Registration Open

October 8-12, 2019, Mount Desert Island, Maine
Spiritual retreat on the Mysteries of Elemental Water
with Christopher Penczak and the Temple of Witchcraft

Tuesday evening, October 8th through Saturday morning, October 12th, 2019
with special optional Saturday night moon circle.

Registration now open! Join us for the second of five sacred Temple retreat intensives to the picturesque Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

See the Acadia: The Sea Temple Retreat page for more information and access to our registration form. If you have questions or need further information, please email

Blessed Be,

Christopher Penczak, Chris Giroux, and Deborah Stellhorn,
Temple of Witchcraft Water Temple Staff