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 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Full Moon Ritual [Salem, NH]
  • Capricorn Ministry Ritual [Salem, NH]
  • Circle of Sound: Witch's Slumber Party [Bedford, NH]
  • Reiki Share [Salem, NH]
  • Women's Circle [Salem, NH]
  • Dark Moon: The Cosmic Ark [Salem, NH]
  • Congress of the Bones [Salem, NH]

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– Latest News & Articles –

The Holy Grail of Nuance

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle I am on a quest for the Holy Grail of nuance in a wasteland of hyperbole and bravado. I seek a holy cup bejeweled with sensitivity and sharing, and I find a cup filled with salt and fire. No, I am not talking about a deep and powerful pathworking through otherworlds, but my experience on social media this week. I have become That Guy, the one who argues with people Read More...

Dragon Witchfyre, HPS

Dragon Witchfyre is Taurus Lead Minister and Capricorn Deputy Minister as well as a teacher, high priestess, environmental educator, shamanic witch, bard, Tarot reader, and magickal gardener. Dragon’s spiritual path has always been practical and eclectic, weaving together old-world craft with modern-day living. She believes the body and the mind are a witch’s greatest tools and hones hers through a daily practice of movement and meditation, to better align with the rhythms and cycles nature. As Taurus Read More...

JT Mouradian, HP

JT Mouradian is a panentheistic, monotheistic, pantheistic, polytheistic, animistic, and agnostic, eclectic witch, enamored with all things Irish, and with a healthy obsession around Jesus of Nazareth and his companion Mary Magdalene. He has been studying everything that he can get his hands on since he was a little boy. In his late teens, he focused this energy on spiritual, ontological, and metaphysical matters and that work has shaped him for the last thirty years. He is actively Read More...

The numerological vibration of 2020 is 4 (20+20=40, 4+0=4). Number 4 is related to the heart chakra and the color green. As humans we need a lot of green to be well and balanced. Research has showed that people on the verge of being burned out avoid the colour green. It is an antidote against stress and has the power to lower both stress and blood pressure. Green is also connected to time and space. People with Read More...


The Temple's Sagittarius Ministry and Mystery School are pleased to announce that a new in-person Witchcraft IV year-long class, with High Priestess Silver Lyons, is now open for registration. The class begins in April 2020. Please see the Witchcraft IV class page for details, class dates, and a link to the online registration form Read More...


The Gift of Healing: Reiki and the Witch

by Dawn Marie Costorf There are many things that witches do but, most of us, don't do everything.  Some witches really like crystals and others don't. Some like reading historical texts and some want to just experience ritual. Some witches only practice solitary and others want to find community. You get the idea. The one thing that I would read often is that witches are healers. This was one thing that I did not necessarily believe. Some Read More...

In this episode of Voices of the Temple, Adam Sartwell talks with Dragon Witchfyre, the Temple's new Taurus lead minister and a deputy in Capricorn Ministry volunteering in prison ministry Read More...

Skills In and Out of the Craft

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle We talk about Witchcraft as an art and a science, as the craft of the wise, and relate our mysteries to the skills of an earlier time—the farmer, the blacksmith, the miller, the horseman, the cunning folk, the forest priestess, and the bard. All of these things still exist, but are often overshadowed by the modern world. All of these things, like Witchcraft itself, require a level of skill. You Read More...

This morning I saw pictures of the wildfires in Australia and got inspired. This past year, I did a "spells for a better world blog" because I thought witches should be using their energy to solve problems throughout the world. Many spell books show us how to get what we want for ourselves and our family, but many fall short of showing us how to use magic to do something about world problems. So I saw a Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Happy New Year!

We are still having a lot of placements in the sign of Capricorn: Mercury, Jupiter, the south node, Sun, Ceres, Saturn, and Pluto so the earth energies are intense right now. Today the sun (illumination) is directly on the south node (karma) in Capricorn (karma and the past) at 8 degrees. Don't be surprised if someone from your past shows up today or in the upcoming week. You may also have dreams about old times, or even Read More...