Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple

Note: The information on this page applies solely to the Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple Mystery School class. Please visit the general Temple Mystery School page and review the information about our classes there first, if you have not already done so.


Open Registrations

Online with High Priest Christopher Penczak. Class begins September 2019 with monthly lessons and homework. Course fee: $360. $100 deposit to reserve space with application and $260 balance due by first class. To register, please use the Witchcraft I Online form.

In-person (Colorado Springs, CO) with High Priestess Valerie Heiderich. Class is on the last Sunday of the month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and begins June 30, 2019. Course fee is $250 if paid in full by the first class. Payment options of two payments of $140 and three payments of $100 over the year are also. available. Email RevValerieHPS@hotmail.com to inquire or register.

In-person (Lancashire, United Kingdom) with High Priestess Karen Ainsworth. Class begins September 2019. Course fee: £275.00. A £50 deposit is payable on registration with the balance of £225.00 due before the start of the first class. If you require payment terms, please enquire. Classes will be on specific Saturday mornings throughout the year, 10.30am – 1pm. Full details provided on application. Email karen.ainsworth333@gmail.com for all enquiries.

In-person (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) with High Priest Justin Gaudet. Class begins November 2019 with monthly lessons and homework. Class dates are: Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4, Jun. 1, Jul. 6, Aug. 3, Sep. 6, Oct. 5, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Initiation: October 31, 2020. Course fee: $400 (Can.). $100 deposit to reserve space with application and $300 balance due by first class. To register, please use the Witchcraft I with Justin Gaudet online form.


Class Description

A year-long intensive apprenticeship in the science of Witchcraft. Through this course you will build a strong and solid foundation for your magickal work through the perspective of modern Witchcraft. You will:

  • Understand the history and role of the Witch, from the ancient world to the current modern revival.
  • Learn sound occult techniques for altering your consciousness and exploring the powers of meditation and trance.
  • Explore the concepts of magickal theory found in both quantum physics and hermetic philosophy, and the ethics of the Witch.
  • Use “instant” meditative magick to transform your inner and outer life.
  • Experience practical application of energy manipulation, protection magick, psychic self-defense, psychic development, aura gazing, auric cleansing, chakra balancing, psychic healing, spirit guide contact, past-life exploration, shamanic journey and building your personal place of power; your inner temple or soul shrine.

Thus shall you begin development of a solid personal practice in the internal arts of Witchcraft.

Unlike many basic 101 courses, Witchcraft I will provide a deep foundation through thirteen detailed lessons and rituals for all magickal and spiritual studies for those desiring to meditate, develop psychic skills and start the path of the Witch, rather than relying on a quick spellbook.  This is a foundation piece to further training in the five-level Temple of Witchcraft Tradition.

This year-long course fuses material from The Inner Temple of Witchcraft text (required reading) and The Inner Temple of Witchcraft CD Companion (required listening) with previously unreleased rituals and rites from the Temple of Witchcraft Book of Shadows. In-person students will work with a certified Temple teacher in monthly class sessions. Online students will experience direct tutoring with Christopher in the practice of modern Witchcraft through self-directed study, recorded audio lectures and meditations from the “in-person” class, online group discussions and sharing, supplementary material in PDF and MP3 formats, and monthly homework assignments. Lessons can vary in size and scope with some months being light and others being more involved. Generally one month is given between assignments and you are expected to complete an assignment before receiving the next.

Students with any issues or questions regarding class material can write directly to the Sagittarius lead minister at sagittarius@templeofwitchcraft.org.

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