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

April 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Full Moon Ritual [Salem, NH]
  • Women's Circle [Salem, NH]
  • Red Ray 1
  • Yellow Ray 1
  • Blue Ray 1
  • Pastoral Care for the Dying [Online]
  • Mortal Musings: A Digital Discussion on Death
  • Reiki Share [Salem, NH]
  • Songs for Gaia: Awakening the Earth Mother

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– Latest News & Articles –
Yuletide Altar

I’m a Witch, So I’m Exempt

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle The past winter holiday season I saw a lot of folkloric customs (that I love) passed around with a lot of dogmatic decrees. “You must not take your tree down before Epiphany, January 6th.” “You have to have all decorations down by Candlemas/Imbolc or suffer a year of bad luck.” “You must have coins in your pocket for New Year’s Eve or you will be poor in the coming year.” Read More...

Care Worker Protection List

At this critical time, the Temple community particularly recognizes and honors the work of those who provide care and support to people and society, often at risk to themselves, so we are also offering a Care Worker Protection list, a place to submit the names of people who work in the fields of medicine, public safety, service, or other care-giving work, who are in need of additional protection at this time, for their highest good. Like the healing list Read More...

I grew up in the northern parts of Sweden in a small town by the name of Örnsköldsvik (which translates as "eagle shield bay"). It's known as part of the beautiful high coast of Sweden, with steep cliffs descending into the sea. Also for producing talented hockey players like Peter Forsberg, Markus Näslund, the Sedin brothers, and many others. If I take my birthplace and go directly to the west, I end up in Canada or Alaska Read More...

Being a Calming Presence in Challenging Times

by Jason Nadeau This is a time many in the world find challenging. Honestly, it is challenging. What do we do as spiritual and magickal people? We need to start with taking care of ourselves. Journal. Meditate. Eat healthy. Rest. Talk to friends, even if only at a distance or online and by phone. Take time to be alone. Do your art. Maintain whatever the healthy balance is for you physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. Remember who Read More...

No Pressure

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle As I was congratulating a newly ordained minister and saying how I looked forward to all the great things he would do, he jokingly responded, “No pressure.” And while his response was sort of a joke, I understood the sentiment. We have expectations of ourselves, expectations of each other, and expectations around other people’s expectations. It can feel like quite the pressure. Yet there is no expectation to the true Read More...

March Public Temple Events Cancelled

Due to concerns for community safety and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic, the Temple has chosen to cancel our March public events, including our Ostara sabbats. A few events, such as our Mystery School classes, will be offered online. Please see our online calendar for the latest status for any public Temple event and subscribe to our mailing list to get updates and news direct to your in-box. Pisces Ministry and Temple leadership are planning to make Read More...


Reiki Share: Peace & Quiet

Deep within the still center of my being may I find peace Silently within the quiet of the grove may I share peace Gently and powerfully within the greater circle of humanity may I radiate peace — Peace prayer from the order of Bards, Ovates and Druids We are living in hard times. News flashes by and changes rapidly, especially in this time of social media and technology. Many people, myself included, long for the times where Read More...

Temple Issues Public Event Guidelines

With an eye towards public and community safety, the Temple has issued a set of public event guidelines for all of our public classes, rituals, and other events. Please take note of these and follow them to help care for yourself and the community Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Venusian Adventures

Venus the planet of love, romance, and money has entered into one of her own signs, Taurus. "Hurray!" say the witches, magicians, herbalists, artist, lovers...who doesn’t love when Venus is in Taurus, right? This is a great time for planting seeds, working in the garden, doing prosperity spells, writing epic stories, finding a new love, or bringing sparkles to an ongoing relationship. But in astrology, as in life in general, we may have to consider other things Read More...

In this episode of Voices of the Temple, host Adam Sartwell talks with Capricorn lead minister Tim about the work of the Father in the Temple tradition, the Men's Mysteries, and Capricorn's prison ministry program Read More...