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.

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Voices of the Temple: Irene Glasse

Host Adam Sartwell talks with featured TempleFest presenter, teacher, ritualist, and author Irene Glasse Read More...

Magick in the Mundane: on journeys

Suppose you suddenly found yourself with an amazing opportunity: your life is about to be turned completely upside down. You don’t get to come back “home”. There is no one coming with you. You have 30 minutes to pack two bags (carry-on and backpack) before a car is picking you up to take you and said bags to the airport. You can choose the where. For me, it would be someplace like the wilds of Scotland. For Read More...

Now That I Have Your Attention…

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle “Now that I have your attention…I don’t want to give it up.” These words were spoken to me by someone I’d just met at an event I was helping to organize. A friend introduced us, suggesting I might have helpful thoughts on a magickal problem, and I shared what I thought would help, but found that following statement interesting. I know it can be difficult to break the ice and Read More...

by Claire du Nord Welcome back, Merry Meet, and Litha Blessings! Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition, with the eighteenth article in our “For Broom Closet Witches” series. In the previous article my little Hobby Farm from long ago took center stage. It “cropped up” again this Litha, as I contemplated the agrarian and pastoral cycles so important to our Wheel of the Year celebrations. Although I now live in Read More...

Jason Nadeau, HP

Jason Nadeau is a High Priest and Ordained Minister in the Temple of Witchcraft. His primary place of volunteering in the Temple is as Ministerial Deputy for the Taurus Ministry where he leads and trains volunteers for the Animal Healing Ministry, sending healing to animals and their human companions and also works to aid animals in crossing over when asked. (Visit The Animal Healing Request Form to request animal healing and crossing-over assistance.) He also leads the Read More...

Magick in the Mundane: on seeing no imperfections

Recently, in the midst of apologizing about myself, the person interrupted and quietly replied, “I see no imperfections, only that which makes you your own particular version of being a human, so in that individual sense: perfect.” It stopped me mid self-diatribe and I was silent. For a very long moment, still as stone, letting those words sink in. What if I could actually, permanently think about myself like that? Instead of all the inner critic, self Read More...

Dawn Costorf Appointed Cancer Lead Minister

The Temple of Witchcraft board of directors is pleased to announce High Priestess Dawn Costorf as the new Lead Minister of the Temple's Cancer Ministry. Dawn is a long-time volunteer and leader in the Temple community. In addition to her new role, Dawn is a Pisces Deputy Minister, leading  Sabbats and Full Moon rituals for the Temple in New Hampshire. Dawn is also a Deputy Virgo Minister leading some of the Healing Deity rituals and helping to Read More...

Voices of the Temple: Robbi, part 2

Host Adam Sartwell concludes his talk with Robbi Packard, owner of The Robin's Nest and long-time Temple community member, supporter, and sponsor Read More...

Where Does It Fit?

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Is everything Witchcraft? Most would say no, because if everything is Witchcraft, then really nothing is Witchcraft. Yet contemporary Witchcraft appears to be one of the most inclusive spiritual paradigms of people, of philosophies, and of practices. Many consider Witchcraft to be an orientation to the world, or a way of life. We talk about it in terms of mysticism, practice, art, science, and even religion, but much like the Read More...

Voices of the Temple: Robbi, part 1

Host Adam Sartwell talks with Robbi Packard, owner of The Robin's Nest, and longtime Temple sponsor and supporter, about community and connection Read More...

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