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

Year-long in-person (Columbia, MO) apprenticeship with High Priestess Cat Kelly at Heart, Body, & Soul. Class dates are 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10, and 10/8/19. Course fee: $350. Classes are from 6:30–8:30 pm. To register email catkelly2015@gmail.com.

Year-long in-person (Salem, NH) apprenticeship with High Priest Adam Sartwell at the Temple of Witchcraft (49 N. Policy St., Salem, NH). Class dates are 11/13/18, 12/11/18, 1/8/19, 2/5, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/6, 9/10, 10/8, 11/12. Course free: $360. Classes are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. To register online, use this form.

Year-long in-person (Bellingham, MA) apprenticeship with High Priest Adam Sartwell at the Robin’s Nest (799 S Main St #9, Bellingham, MA 02019). Class dates are 11/14/18, 12/12/18, 1/9/19, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/16, 11/13. Course free: $360. Classes are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Call the shop at (508) 244-4881 or email robbi@therobinsnestma.com to register.

Year-long in-person (Knoxville, TN) apprenticeship with High Priestess Elaanie Stormbender. Class Location Details: To be announced. Orientation: 1/5/2019 from 2 – 4 pm. Classes will be held: 2/2/2019, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, and 1/4/2020. Course fee: $300. For more information, email ElaanieStormbender@gmail.com. To register online, use this form.

Please note: Registration for Witchcraft 1 through 5 Online is now closed. A new  session will begin in 2019. If you’d like to be on the First Call list for next year’s early registration, please send an email with the subject “FIRST CALL LIST” and the class level (W1, W2, W3, W4, or W5) in the body of the email with your full name and preferred email address, to sagittarius@templeofwitchcraft.org. Thank you.


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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