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

October 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Healing Our Grief with Rhiannon
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • Mortal Musings
  • Full Moon Ritual
  • Samhain Faire

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– Latest News & Articles –

Uncomfortability my Ally

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle “I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that,” says both the new seeker and the more experienced Witch who thinks they have it all figured out. Good! It’s Witchcraft. It’s not supposed to be comfortable all the time. That doesn’t mean you have to do anything you do not want to do, nor accept any form of abuse, but beyond that, if all the choices were easy, all the concepts instantly Read More...

Shell Kyle, HPS

Shell is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. Her favorite type of magick is kitchen witchery but she considers herself eclectic, as she loves to learn and try new things. Shell is an active participant in her coven and enjoys hosting and occasionally leading esbats and sabbats. She calls her coven-mates her "guinea pigs" as she enjoys trying new magickal recipes out on them. As a High Priestess she offers handfastings, Wiccanings Read More...

by Karin Ugander For many the month of October have been very special and it is not over yet. The month began with 6 planets in retrograde and it ends with 4 planets going direct again. This means a lot of energy moving forward and searching for a release. That can feel liberating, but it may be wise to not be too hasty but rather wait a moment and read the map before jumping straight into the Read More...

Working the Current

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle When you enter into relationship with a magickal group, you participate in the group consciousness. Sometimes this is as simple as a temporary or loosely formed group mind where people of like mind share a structure and develop it together. It is mostly in the mental level and at times can exert an unconscious influence. Worst-case scenarios include devolving into a mob mentality. It’s why a group can descend into Read More...

by Karin Ugander If you are feeling frustrated, struggling with communication and wondering where you are going, you are not alone. Right now we have an interesting combination of energies pushing us ahead mixed with other energies blocking our way. Who does not become frustrated by that? So let´s take a look and see if we can find some ideas on how to navigate with help from the stars. We are now in the last Mercury retrograde Read More...

The Great Pumpkin Project

Last year was our first ever Great Pumpkin Project. It was extremely popular and gave us all a sense of connection we sometimes lack with our community only doing online events. I know it made my spirits soar to see all the creativity in our community. To lift our spirits again during the week of Samhain, from October 25th to the 31st, we invite you to join us in the Temple's Great Pumpkin Project! To safely help our Read More...

Perils on the Path

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle To live a magickal life is to walk a road of both joy and danger, for you are following the path deep into unknown territories. Author and teacher Raven Grimassi taught that we walked a well-worn path, which then came to a hidden path that would be well-worn for generations to come if enough of us take it. While there is beauty on the path, and love, there are also Read More...

by Karin Ugander On the 20th of September (21st in Sweden) we have a special full Moon in Pisces at the 28th degree. It is a full moon that can assist us in many ways. In numerology the number 28 is extra interesting and very powerful. So let´s begin by looking closer at that.  In numerology the number 28 is of great importance. When we add the numbers together we get 2+8=10, 1+0= 1. In Numerology it Read More...


Honoring Our Sacred Within

by Renee Bedard We have traveled together over the last three weeks exploring the many different practices of self-care. We dove into our thoughts to discover what is needed in order to create beneficial boundaries and the importance to say no. We have been reflecting on what a healthy lifestyle looks like and what tools are needed to create it. By adding a variety of simple practices to our daily lives, we can really begin to nourish Read More...

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Witchcraft is the mystery of paradox, and one that we experience time and again is that “it’s all about you and it’s not about you at all.” People love the first part, but there is a growing danger of those devaluing any practice that does not immediately and continuously center on their specific experience and identity. When you start, it is all about you—what you want, what you need, which Read More...