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

August 2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Temple Book Club
  • Temple Board Meeting
  • Healing Case Study Group
  • Mortal Musings
  • Full Moon Ritual
  • Spectrum Circle
  • Feast of Hecate [In-person]
  • Women's Circle [in-person]
  • Drumming for Ritual
  • TempleFest

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– Latest News & Articles –

Dawn Costorf, HPS

Dawn Marie Costorf is a High Priestess at the Temple of Witchcraft in Salem, NH. Dawn has been a witch since 1992 and she is a practiced ritualist and teacher. She is one of the Pisces Deputy Ministers and leads some of the Full Moon rituals and Healing Deity rituals. She is an accomplished Tarot reader and works with the Ogham, Witch's Runes and Oracle Cards for readings and insight. Dawn is a Reiki Master and volunteers Read More...

Temple Astrolog: The Heat Is On

Dogs are barking, owls are calling in the night and everyone seems to be awake in the neighbourhood. The air is thick with magick and a restless energy. So what is going on and where is this energetic pressure coming from? Let's take a look and see what we can find. Venus and Family Right now we have Venus (love, romance, passion) at the end of the sign of Cancer (feelings, romance). In this position Venus is Read More...

For Broom Closet Witches: My First Esbat

by Claire du Nord More “Sneaky Business” in the Broom Closet: My First Esbat It has been my experience that practicing Witchcraft in a Broom Closet can be exciting and full of adventure, near mishaps, close-calls, and great feats of perfect timing! Why would I have expected my first “official” Esbat to be any different? Welcome back, Broom Closet Witches, to our fourth article on Broom Closet Witchery! Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Read More...

A traditional house at Christmastime next to a modern apartment complex at night

The Traditional and the Modern

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle For a queer polyamorous Witch, some would consider me pretty traditional. And as a queer polyamorous Witch, most people would not. The truth isn’t somewhere in the middle. Both are true, and neither is true. That is my truth. I’m traditional because I believe in roots. I believe in a fidelity to roots, to traditions and philosophies that embody timeless truths. I think the past helps us orient ourselves to Read More...

Ashara Mayim, HPS

Ashara Mayim has been studying with the Temple of Witchcraft since 2012 and is a recent graduate of the seminary program. She is a former Pilgrim of the Sun and Stars, a light-bearer for Leo, and a teaching assistant for the Witchcraft 1 Online Mystery School. She has been a teacher in her daily life for 16 years and deeply enjoys using her educational background to further education, understanding, and acceptance within the pagan community. Recently, she Read More...

Temple Astrolog: The Power of the Goddess

Summer is here. The star are telling us many people are going through some deep and personal stuff, but there are also some amazing healing and consciousness-rising energies present. Let's take a look on how to navigate these in the best way! The Sun is now in the sign of Cancer. That brings relationships, family matters, and personal stuff into focus. Cancer is the first of the water signs (emotions, intuition) and it rules the 4th house Read More...

flowers, fruit, and a candle laid out on a pink blanket on a grassy green hillside

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...

A drawing of a door with water flowing out from underneath it

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...

A feminine shadow behind a screen

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...