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.
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.
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.
Year-long monthly online class with Christopher Penczak. $175 class fee. Next course begins November 2017 with a registration deadline of October 2017.
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 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. Work with some of the Sabbatic deities most often associated with the Holidays – Brid, Ostara, Bel, Lugh, Mabon, Modron, Morrighan and Dagda.
Survey how modern Neo-Pagan groups reclaim and modernize old lore, while delving into traditional folk customs. By Root, Stem, Leaf, Bud, Blossom, Flower, Fruit and Seed, rising from the ever present stillness of the Darkness and fluctuating Light, work with the sacred mysteries of the Earth Keepers. Learn the blessings of regeneration and rest, awakening and planning, work and play, reaping and release. Learn the spiritual ministerial codes associated with each holiday.
Expand your understanding of the two fold God, as Oak and Holly King, invoking the eightfold division of the four horned gods and the four agricultural gods. Work with the astrological patterns beneath the Wheel, and study ways how to celebrate alone or in groups through ritual, vision working, song, dance, season food and lore. Make potions and incense blends to help you celebrate and attune to the energies.
Explore the Straight Road of the sacred priest Kings and Queens from the Three Rays, responsible for the balance between the Heavens, Earth and Underworld, mediating the energies as the wheel turns. Hold the center and walk the spiral path as we turn the seasons to grow in power, love and wisdom. Become one with the lineage of the Earth Keeper ancestors.
- 12 Lessons (Eight Sabbat Lessons and Four Knowledge Lectures)
- Detailed Teachings in a Book of Shadows style format.
- 12 MP3 Live Recordings of Lecture, along with guided meditations of the teachings.
- Incense and Potion Recipes for Celebrating the Holidays
- Online Community Support via optional private Facebook group to share your experience and explorations
For a number of years, the Temple of Witchcraft has offered Sabbat Meditations in MP3 form with a seasonal donation to the Temple. These meditations were well loved by those who could not attend local sabbat celebrations in the flesh. Now, we seek to expand people’s experience and education with the Sabbats, going deeper into the Mystery of the Year.
A Temple of Witchcraft Red Ray continuing education program, counting as 12 CEUs for ordained ministers. Unlike degree mystery school courses, there is no mandatory homework to report, but a community sharing of ideas and experiences. Those ordained ministers seeking CEU accreditation will be asked to submit a paper on their experience at the end of the year. As fundamental ritual and trance skills are expected, and a basic knowledge of modern Witchcraft is necessary, including altars, elements, deities and potion craft, completion of Witchcraft II or higher recommended (materials and skills in The Outer Temple of Witchcraft) but not required if you have equivalent experience.
Cost: $175 for 12 Lessons plus a 13th bonus lesson
Unlike Temple Mystery School classes, no payment plans are available at this time.
Course Materials will be emailed directly to students, including PDF lesson and link to mp3 audio of lecture and meditation.
Community discussion will be held on a closed Facebook Group for Students of the Class Only. Students are not required to partake in the Class Discussion on Facebook, but no other forum for class discussion will be provided.
- Lesson One: November – Overview of Core Concepts: Myth, Ritual & Intention
- Lesson Two: December – Yule: Blessed Be The Light Has Come
- Lesson Three: January – Deities of the Wheel: Traditional Gods and a New Mythos
- Lesson Four: February – Imbolc: Fire in the Belly
- Lesson Five: March – Ostara: Coming of the Dawn
- Lesson Six: April – The Sovereign’s Path of the Red Ray: Opening the Gates
- Lesson Seven: May – Beltane: Summer is Coming In
- Lesson Eight: June – Litha: If We Shadows Have Offended
- Lesson Nine: July – Sacred Calenders: Earth, Sun and Stars
- Lesson Ten: August – Lammas: The King is Dead, All Hail the King
- Lesson Eleven: Sept – Mabon: Have you heard of Mabon, the Son of Modron?
- Lesson Twelve: October – Samhain: What is Remembered Lives
If you have questions about the class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2016 to June 2017
You have may be studied the runes or even do rune readings – but do know the runes from the inside out? This course looks at the runes from a primal internal development point of view that will take your spiritual development and practice to a new and heightened level.
We will begin with an introduction that will acquaint students to the content and breadth of the course. Monthly classes will include, at a minimum, discussion, meditation, and ceremony. This course requires work, reading, and dedication outside of the scheduled monthly meetings. The course will finish with a capstone weekend intensive that will include a gateway initiation into the world of Runic understanding.
Who is this course for? Anyone who feels the call. This is not a religious course it is a spiritual class that will enhance your understanding of the universe. Regardless of your current spiritual path this course can help you advance to the next level. This is not a course in Heathenism or Norse Shamanism though elements of these paths will be utilized. This class will change your life—be prepared. Please contact either of the instructors with questions or to register.
Course Info: All month classes are held from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Location: Kinney Hill Farm (the location of Templefest), 96 Woodman Rd, South Hampton, NH. Please Note: Only use Google Maps/GPS to get here otherwise you will not be directed to the correct location! Street numbers are not in order. The driveway is long and steep, class location will be to the left at the top of the drive.
2016: May 4, June 1, June 29, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7
2017: Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, April 5, May 3, May 31, June 2 – 4 (certification weekend)
Required Text: Taking Up the Runes by Diane Paxon, ISBN 13: 978-1578633258
Cost: $39 per Class; Initiation Weekend; $103 (Includes camping) or $604 includes all classes and initiation weekend you save $45 (This offer good only prior to the second class). No refunds.
The Temple is happy to announce that registration for Christopher Penczak’s year-long Mystery of the Tarot class is now open. The class is offered in-person at the Temple in Salem, NH, as well as online via email and audio download.
Explore the Royal Road of the Fool on the path of initiation through the twenty two gates of the Major Arcana. Study the traditional images and symbols of the Major Arcana tarot cards, including their number, letter, astrological correspondence, magickal images and place upon the paths of the Tree of Life. Understand the meaning and spiritual lesson of each card, alone and in relationship to each other through the Eleven Gates and Keys and the Three Ladders of the Seven Operations.
The Temple is happy to announce that registration for Christopher Penczak’s year-long Magickal Astrology class is now open. The class is offered in-person at the Temple in Salem, NH, as well as online via email and audio download.
An intensive and powerful introduction to astrology through the lens of a magickal practitioner. In the ancient world, astronomers, astrologers, magicians and priests were all one vocation, and the stars were looked to not just for insight and prediction, but as living spiritual forces active in our life. Visionary meditation, ritual and spellcraft where ways you could actively engage the forces of the heavens and work cooperatively with them in your life.
Attention volunteers! If you are planning to attend Templefest in August and would like to volunteer to assist our Aries ministry with security and/or parking responsibilities, they are hosing a two-hour training for potential volunteers on Saturday, May 2nd, from noon to 2 PM, in Derry, NH, prior to our afternoon workshop “Magic and Mantras” from 3 to 5 PM and our evening Beltane ritual.
To inquire or register for the volunteer training, please email email@example.com. If you will be attending Templefest and are interested in volunteering with the Aries ministry, but will not be able to attend a local training, please email Wren at the same address to inquire about how you can help.
Registration for the 2015 Witchcraft IV: The Temple of High Witchcraft online class is now open! Just go to the Witchcraft IV page under the Mystery School in the Education menu to read the description and fill out an application.
The year-long online class begins in July 2015, with monthly downloadable audio lectures, reading, and homework, and is taught by Temple High Priest, Founder, and Sagittarius lead minister Christopher Penczak.
See the class page and application for details. Email the Mystery School Dean of Students with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical issues, contact email@example.com. Please allow some time for our volunteers to assist you.