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

July 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Full Moon Ritual [online]
  • Angelica Plant Spirit Medicine Meditation
  • Women's Circle [Salem, NH]
  • Red Ray 1
  • Yellow Ray 1
  • Blue Ray 1
  • Mortal Musings: A Digital Discussion About Death [online]
  • Temple Articles of Agreement filed
  • Reiki Share [Salem, NH]

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– Latest News & Articles –

Magickal Recapitulation of Childhood

by Christopher Penczak Magickal training can do some wonderful, wacky things to us. Experiences with the unseen help open us up, build confidence and self-esteem, and empower and heal. But there are side effects to the process that are not often talked about. In the three-soul model of consciousness, the lower soul is the bridge between the middle conscious personality and the higher soul, and it is often described as a child soul, animal soul, or vegetable Read More...

Heart Focus Technique

Temple founder Adam Sartwell shares this short and simple technique for all of us who need to feel a little love at this time. Read More...

It's almost the beginning of July and the Sun has just moved into the sign of Cancer. The sign of Cancer relates a lot to home, family, feelings of security and safety. When a person born in that sign—or with a lot of planets there—feels safe, they are very loving and kind. When you are around them, it feels like you are swimming in tropical water, warm and absolutely lovely. But when they feel threatened, it can Read More...


I posted this on my Facebook page last weekend: "Absolutely nothing exists in a vacuum.  Think about this... Every decision that you ever made in your life was because of circumstances that you were in at that time. Which might have been due to circumstances that your parents were in, which educated you on your decision. Your parents decision was based on what they were educated in by their parents and so on and so on... You Read More...

I’ll Know It When I See It 

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle "What exactly are you expecting?" a friend and colleague asked me. We were discussing my discomfort with a student going forward in our Witchcraft training program. Sadly, my response went back to the less-than-helpful-wisdom of "I’ll know it when I see it." Magickal training is such a unique process. You can provide similar information and experiences, and no two people will process it the same. And even in the range Read More...

Don't get me wrong, I love birthday parties. I love everything from the presents and the cake to the decorations and gathering of family and friends. But I do know that from the perspective of the one having the birthday, that particular day is often a strange one. We have four children and, as a family of six, we have experienced the chaos of birthdays many times. Everything should be great: party with your best friends, specially-made Read More...


Gemini Volunteer Spotlight: Simon Hewett

While there is most certainly a "technical" side to Witchcraft, there's an even more technical side to maintaining a modern Witchcraft temple, and that's where Gemini Ministry, and volunteers like Simon Hewett, come in. Simon is the much-beloved and relied-upon "tech witch" of the Temple, regularly assisting the Mystery School in navigating the arcane secrets of Google Classroom and Google Groups. More recently, Simon also assisted the Gemini Ministry in an organization-wide upgrade to our email server Read More...

A Crafting Litha

Adapt this ritual to suit your situation and ability. We are using the natron, the simple Litha incense, and the magickal wash, made in our previous videos, all viewable online, bringing them together for this work. In this ritual the “work” is three parts: cleansing and reconsecrating our tools, rededicating ourselves to the Craft, and creation of a piece of art to represent the solar god until Lammas. Gather and craft all that you need before the Read More...

Wrong Motivation

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle  “I did start out in witchcraft to get boys, to tell you the truth.” “Think I don't know that?” “What did you start out to get, Esme?” Granny stopped, and looked up at the frosty sky and then down at the ground. “Dunno,” she said at last. “Even, I suppose.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction We all come to the Craft for different reasons Read More...

Temple Astrolog: We Need to Talk…

There are some serious things going on right now in people's hearts and minds, things that have been brewing for a long time and that need to be talked about. Things buried so deep inside that we might not even realize they are there, until it is time…and now it's time. Mercury (communication, friends, neighbors, siblings) is in the sign of Cancer (family, things close to the heart). Mercury in the sign of Cancer wants to talk Read More...