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

June 2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Temple Board Meeting
  • Healing Case Study Group
  • Mortal Musings
  • Spectrum Circle
  • Healing the Wounded Warrior: Communing with Nuada Argetlam - Nuada of the Silver Arm
  • Full Moon Ritual
  • Litha [online]
  • Litha [in-person, NH]
  • Temple Book Club
  • Women's Circle [online]
  • North Shore Pride March
  • Litha [in-person, CT]
  • Women's Circle
  • Red Ray 3
  • Yellow Ray 3
  • Blue Ray 3

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– Latest News & Articles –
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Living Traditions

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle When I wrote “What Now? Putting A Practice Together: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3” I wasn’t expecting some of the responses I got, but I love anything that makes us think more deeply about our choices, practices, and traditions. The key point that got the strongest response was this: “How do you work different systems together? Can you? Should you? The answer is up to you.” Folks had Read More...

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by Claire du Nord Welcome back, Broom Closet Witches! Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft Tradition with our third article on Broom Closet Witchery in which we explore the possibility of creating sacred space ... in a bathroom! For some of us, the Broom Closet Witches, the bathroom may be the only place in the whole house/apartment/etc. where we can truly find some privacy to work our magick. It may also Read More...

by Karin Ugander Right now the astrological weather is intense. It may feel like as soon as you have dealt with one wave of turbulence, the next one is coming right away. But like in sailing, most winds of energy can, with some clever thinking and a good weather report, be used to take you forward. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, because this report may need some attention from you as you ponder which Read More...

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Show, Tell, Inspire

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle I love how popular Witchcraft has become. We are everywhere. The world needs more magick, so this adds to the magickal potential for change and growth all over the world. And I love how much is available to Witches today. For those of us who remember days past—of going to the local small bookstore and finding ten to twenty books under the occult section in the way back, or having Read More...


Jade is a black bi woman and modern witchcraft practitioner, living in Mi’Kmaqi territory (Nova Scotia). She is a 4th degree initiate within the Temple of Witchcraft, where she is Deputy of Media and Communications for the Gemini Ministry. She is a mother, NCGR-certified natal astrologer, author, and land steward. She is a contributing author to The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance by Laura Tempest Zakroff, and Intuitive Witchcraft by Astrea Taylor. She is Read More...

by Karin Ugander The month of May has just begun and perhaps you are already feeling the intensity that the time ahead will offer us. We have a Mercury retrograde coming up, a Lunar eclipse in the intense sign of Scorpio, and the always intense and surprising Black Moon Lilith will make her voice heard as she is about to team up with Ceres. But, as always, a lot of energy in motion also means great opportunities Read More...


Registration for the 2022-2023 Temple Mystery School Courses is now open! The Temple offers four years of guided personal study in the Temple Tradition of Witchcraft, available through online year-long courses through our school. We are now taking applications for levels one through four online, and offer one year four in-person (COVID health conditions permitting) in Salem, NH taught by Temple co-founder Christopher Penczak. This year, our online level one class will have an optional live Zoom Read More...

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The Ills of the Age

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle If the occultists perceive patterns of consciousness beneath all manifestations in our life, what do we think is happening when everything becomes chaos? What is the pattern? Why can’t we easily fix it with our magickal intentions, spells, and meditations? Why can’t we create our reality as so many teachings tell us we do? The answer is understanding the occult mechanisms behind the current ills of our age and how Read More...

Altar Tools for Broom Closet Witches

by Claire du Nord Welcome back, Broom Closet Witches! Merry Meet and Blessed Be! Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft Tradition, with the second article in our series about Broom Closet Witchery. In this article we will explore some options for more specific Altar Tools that might not be thought of as such, but that, with a bit of imagination, might just work! In Article #1, “An Altar in a Broom Read More...

New Lead Ministers Announcement

The Temple of Witchcraft board of directors is pleased to announce that High Priestess Matooka Moonbear has been confirmed as the new lead minister of the Temple’s Pisces Ministry and High Priest Jason Gamache has been confirmed as the new lead minister of the Temple’s Taurus Ministry. Matooka Moonbear has over thirty years experience as a priestess, diviner, and healer. A graduate of the Temple’s seminary program, she previously served as lead minister of the Temple’s Cancer Read More...