The Temple of Witchcraft offers:
Spirit, Community, Education
in Salem, NH and online.

Co-founded by Christopher Penczak, Steve Kenson, and Adam Sartwell, the Temple of Witchcraft started in 1998 as a system of magickal training and personal development, and eventually developed into a formal tradition of Witchcraft.

Now, as an outgrowth of the work of students, initiates, and graduates of the programs, the Temple of Witchcraft has evolved into an organization based on traditions of modern magick, Witchcraft, and neopaganism.

Upcoming Events

June 2023

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • CANCELLED – Women's Circle [online]
  • Full Moon Ritual [online]
  • Women's Circle
  • Open House with Gemini Ministry: The Trickster of Communication, Information, and Queer Mystery
  • Healing Case Study Group
  • Spectrum Circle [online]
  • Boston Pride for the People March
  • Temple Book Club
  • Litha [online]
  • Litha [in-person, Halifax, NS]
  • Litha [in-person, NH]
  • Litha [in-person, MS]
  • Commune with the Animals
  • Litha [in-person, FL]
  • Writing a Class Description in the Temple of Witchcraft
  • Litha [in-person, CT]
  • Mortal Musings

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– Latest News & Articles –

Temple Astrolog: Truce, Peace, or Just Biding Time?

It's now the beginning of June and I am happy to tell you that we have some good energies from the Stars that we can work with for manifestation, peace, and magick. Around the 21st of June when we celebrate Litha, or Midsummer as we say in Sweden, things are heating up. So, grab a cup of coffee or tea with me and let´s take it from the beginning. Right now we have Neptune in Pisces (intuition Read More...

Voices of the Temple: Matooka Moonbear

In this episode, Adam talks with High Priestess Matooka Moonbear-Macgowan, lead minister of Pisces, and former lead minster of Cancer, about her return to the role of lead minister and responsibility for the Temple's public rituals Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Personal Power and Past Lives

In May, we have lived through an intensive full moon with a Lunar eclipse (5th of May) and before that a Sun eclipse (20th of April). Despite that, many are feeling a rush of new energy moving forward onto a new chapter in life. Part of that energy is that Pluto moved into the sign of Aquarius earlier in the year. On May 1st Pluto started its retrograde phase. You may feel that as a welcoming energy Read More...

All Magick is Not the Same

by Christopher Penczak, Edited by Tina Whittle I was working with a client recently, in a rare private session class that I’ll occasionally do. Questions jumped from Hoodoo and Voodou to Solomonic Magic, protection, mediumship, oracle decks, spirits, and angels. She asked about the Witchcraft I teach, what I learned from my own teachers, and whether I was Wiccan or not (I said that all depends on how you define Wicca.) We even got into a bit Read More...

For Broom Closet Witches: Beltane - The Magick of Musick

by Claire du Nord In the previous article, I mentioned that I love Sound Magick. I would even go so far as to say that music is “in my very blood”. Welcome back, Broom Closet Witches, to the ninth article in our “For Broom Closet Witches” column. Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition. As the Wheel of the Year turns to Beltane/Beltaine, and we celebrate the Divine Union, I ponder Read More...

Voices of the Temple: Taurus Ministry, part 2

Adam continues his talk with the Temple's Taurus Ministry, responsible for working with and maintaining the land and physical space of the Temple Read More...

Voices of the Temple: Taurus Ministry, part 1

Adam talks with the Temple's Taurus Ministry, responsible for working with and maintaining the land and physical space of the Temple itself Read More...

Karen Spinney, HPS

Karen Spinney is a High Priestess of The Temple of Witchcraft. She is the Children’s Deputy minister in the Cancer ministry and a Reiki Master teacher. She is a natural born Witch and Intuitive, discovering the craft in her late thirties. Karen has a passion for children and families. Her work in the children’s ministry focuses on families creating what she calls “Magical Memories”. Her goal through her Children’s rituals are to bring families closer together and build Read More...

Renee Bedard

Renee Bedard is a Deputy Minister for the Virgo Ministry and currently working on her 4th degree in the Temple of Witchcraft. Renee is a Reiki Master Teacher and has a passion for the healing arts. She co-leads the Healing Case Study Group and leads some of the Healing Deity rituals. In addition to her work with the Virgo Ministry, Renee is a mentor for the online Mystery School and volunteers where she is needed. In addition Read More...

The Intention of a Curse

by Christopher Penczak, Edited by Tina Whittle Recently I was speaking with an old friend about cursing and the state of the world. She was very angry. I had such empathy. I’m often upset about the state of the world. What she said didn’t take me by surprise, as we have known each other for years, but it did get me thinking about magick, effectiveness, and the realization I had long ago that I couldn’t run my Read More...

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