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

January 2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Women's Circle
  • Spectrum Circle
  • Full Moon Ritual
  • Temple Book Club
  • Offering Ourselves Compassion: Healing with Kwan Yin

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– Latest News & Articles –

What Now? Putting A Practice Together: Part 3

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle The practice of magick—or of any spirituality really—is often described as a path. We walk the path. There are many paths up a mountain. Witches walk the crooked path. There is a well-worn path and a hidden path. There is a road less traveled. These are all ways of describing movement, often but not always progress, and change. How things look at one point on a path can be radically Read More...

Open Heart, Open Head, and Open Hand

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Not too long ago we received a question, or possible concern, about the frequency in the Temple of Witchcraft’s offerings of the name “Lucifer” and asked if this was always a part of the Temple’s teachings or a new direction towards which we were all heading. In a class on one of the beloved dead taught by a High Priestess and teacher in our school, Karen Ainsworth, the fallen star Read More...

by Karin Ugander Welcome to 2022 and the Astrologyblog! We begin by looking at the north node moving into the sign of Taurus. The change of signs for the north node is always of importance, but this is extra important for all working with people, transformation, healing and of course magick! So let´s take a closer look and see what we may expect in the future.  The lunar nodes change sign about every 18 months. In astrology Read More...

2022 New Year Message

While the Witches’ new year is Samhain, I’ve always felt the time between Samhain and Yule is a time between, a time before the new solar year for resting, reflecting, dreaming, and planning before the solar and secular New Year. Now we enter into the new and we want to share with you some plans for the year. Our plans to celebrate Yule in-person here in New Hampshire were cancelled by bad weather and looming concerns about Read More...

New Texas Mystery School Classes

The Temple's Sagittarius Ministry is pleased to announce the opening of three new in-person Mystery School classes in Porter, Texas (near Houston): Witchcraft I, Witchcraft III, and Witchcraft V, taught by Temple High Priestess Airmid Plantwalker. See the individual class pages for details, dates, class fee, and links to the online application forms. Please note these are in-person classes, open only to students able to attend the classes in the Houston, Texas, area. Applications for the next year Read More...

Audacity: Friend or Foe?

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle To Dare! One point in the Witch’s Pyramid. One must be daring to be a Witch, to even claim the identity of Witch, at least on some level. How could I not? It is what I am. Many people are things they cannot verbalize or accept, so this daring is an act of magick. In this sense, we can and should embrace our daring, our boldness, if we seek a Read More...

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Traditions evolve through the living practice of them. They adapt with the people who love them, in groups or alone, and those who fail to change will also fail to meet the needs of their people and will either calcify into dogma or wither and fade. Some traditions are recorded and revived by others at a later date, but many just disappear when the group or practitioner no longer holds Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Snowstorms and Crazy Love

by Karin Ugander The Sky is loaded with intensity, and I believe that we will all need to stop and breath occasionally in the upcoming weeks. These strong aspects will influence us both on a personal and collective plane. “December will be a month to remember!” Right now, we have the planet Venus (love, romance) in the sign of Capricorn. Venus in Capricorn takes love and relationships quite seriously. Stability and safety are important, and it is Read More...

What Now? Putting A Practice Together: Part 2

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Once you have figured out a regular practice after some milestone in training — completing a degree, system, or course by drawing upon the components from that training — the challenge can be how to also acknowledge any previous training. How do you work different systems together? Can you? Should you? The answer is up to you. The success or failure of such work—as well as its complexity—depends on the Read More...

What Now? Putting A Practice Together: Part 1

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle “Do this five minutes a day, and you will be free from cancer.” “Perform 108 repetitions daily, and you will never have heart disease.” “Recite this mantra daily to be in tune with the universal powers.” “Repeat this stretch twenty-one times daily to keep your spine flexible.” These were instructions I received from one of my yoga instructors, passing on wisdom from their instructor. Did you know I almost became Read More...