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 2023

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Healing Case Study Group
  • Temple Board Meeting
  • Full Moon Ritual [online]
  • Astrology Study Group [online]
  • Temple Book Club [online]
  • Spectrum Circle [online]
  • Commune with the Animals [online]
  • Women's Circle [online]
  • Imbolc [in-person, North Palm Beach, FL]
  • Healing Deity Series - Brigid: Goddess, Saint, Healer
  • Imbolc [in-person, Halifax]
  • Imbolc [in-person, NH]

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– Latest News & Articles –

Amy Dove, HPS

Amy Dove is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister within the Temple of Witchcraft, and an active energy worker and practitioner for the larger community. Amy works as a certified Sound Healer and Reiki Master Teacher, offering both in-person and remote sessions.  As part of her practice, she offers personalized meditations and creates custom flower essences and hand-painted affirmation cards for her individual clients.  Within the broader community, Amy organizes a variety of women's activities and other gatherings geared toward the Read More...

For Broom Closet Witches #7

by Claire du Nord Imbolc - Watching for Signs Welcome back, Broom Closet Witches! I hope you all had a wonderful Yule and are once again ready to turn the Wheel! Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition, with the seventh article in our “For Broom Closet Witches” series. As Winter turns to Spring, we watch for signs from Nature that it is time to celebrate the next Sabbat on the Read More...

A pair of legs in rubber boots are visible along with the end of a hoe turning over fresh earth.

The Good Works of the Witch

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle In my previous article “Creeds, Beliefs and Faith” we explored declarations of faith and belief in the context of occult tradition and Witchcraft and how such ideas perhaps don’t apply to us as they do in many other religious paradigms. The flip side to faith or belief is work. Of course we are framing things against a Christian theology, but that is the root of most who come to Witchcraft Read More...

January and 2023 are here! Many of us are ready to get going and might have even started to warm ourselves up like Formula 1 race cars. But I´m sorry to say that the season hasn’t started yet. Part of that is due to both Mars (energy, drive, will) and Mercury (communication) still being in retrograde. So if you have felt a mix of frustration and restlessness you are not alone. Let´s take a look at the Read More...

Temple Hearth 2023

In this episode, host Adam Sartwell talks with our 2023 TempleHearth organizers, Shell Kyle and Lindsey Piech, about our upcoming online February festival of classes, rituals, magick, and community! Give it a listen Read More...

Welcome JT Mouradian as Capricorn Lead Minister

The Temple board of directors is pleased to announce that High Priest JT Mouradian has accepted the role of lead minister of Capricorn Ministry. JT previously served as lead minister of Aquarius Ministry and will be taking over leadership of the Father ministry at Yule. Previously a deputy in Capricorn Ministry, JT has taught classes in the Male Mysteries and is well-suited to the work of leading the ministry moving forward. Please welcome him to his new Read More...


Beth B., HPS

Beth is a High Priestess of the Temple of Witchcraft and has been a member since 2014. She is a Deputy in the Libra ministry, focusing on mediation, and a mentor in the online Mystery School. She is a Level II practitioner of Usui Reiki and enjoys exploring the beauty of tarot decks. Beth is owned by two tabby cats and can be found wandering throughout the DMV in search of hidden green spaces and eclectic trivia Read More...


M.T. is a High Priestess at the Temple of Witchcraft in Salem, NH. She works as a Deputy in the Libra ministry and volunteers with the Sagittarius Ministry as a mentor in the Mystery School. She would say how many years she has been intrigued by and involved with various forms of self-development and spirituality but she ran out of fingers. Nearly any esoteric topic captures her interest and will lead her, delighted, down many a rabbit hole Read More...

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Creeds, Beliefs, and Faith of a Witch

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle There’s an old saying, “Witches don’t believe. We know.” Like so many other statements, it’s a double-edged blade that can help or harm us. The first interpretation is that we are not a creedal religion. We are experiential. In the modern age, most of the mainstream world equate creeds, statements of belief or faith, with religion. Sincere belief is a core part of the US Supreme Court’s interpretation of religion Read More...

Broom Closet Witches #6

by Claire du Nord Building an Ancestral Altar - One Holiday Cookie at a Time When you catch the nisser on your altar doing random happy dances, you know that Yule is right around the corner! Nisser is the plural of nisse, (gnome), in Norwegian. Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition, with the sixth article in our “For Broom Closet Witches” series. With the previous article, the Wheel of the Read More...