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

December 2020

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  • Blessing of the Winds Ritual [online]
  • Professional Witch [Salem, NH]
  • Belly Dance as the Language of the Goddess
  • Red Ray 1
  • Yellow Ray 1
  • Blue Ray 1
  • Women's Circle [online]
  • Dark Moon – Breaking the Spell of the Old Aeon [online]
  • Temple Nonprofit Certification
  • Mortal Musings: A Digital Discussion About Death [online]
  • The Adoration of the Witches
  • The Twelve Spirits of the Temple [online]
  • Yule Ritual [Jackson, MS]
  • Yule Ritual [online]
  • Full Moon Ritual [online]

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– Latest News & Articles –

Today it is not only a Full moon, but a lunar eclipse as well. It is said that a sun eclipse is a change for the leaders and a moon eclipse is a change for the people. This full moon is in the sign of Gemini, the first air sign and our master communicator. Just like people are more or less influenced by when the moon is full, they can feel the energy more or less from Read More...

Christine Krauss, HPS

Christine Krauss is a High Priestess and an ordained minister with the Temple of Witchcraft and a teacher within the Sagittarius Ministry. Christine is a walker between the worlds and teaches psychic development courses that encompass the three rays and she is a shamanic practitioner and Usui Reiki Master. Christine incorporates her psychic abilities into her shamanic healing work by giving her clients messages from spirit and leaving them in a complete place of peace mentally and Read More...

The Witch’s Honor, Respect and Loyalty

by Christopher Penczak Among Old World Witches, we talk about Witch’s Honor. I had an occultist friend who said the Witch’s Honor gesture from the popular television show Bewitched was a real thing, at least among the California lines of Craft, before the TV show hit the airwaves. Endora would look you in the eye, then place the index finger of her right hand beneath her right eye and middle finger beneath her left to indicate the Read More...

Sagittarius Volunteer Spotlight: Naphana

The Sagittarius Ministry Spotlight this month goes to Naphana. Naphana is a third degree initiate who is continuing onward to the fourth in the coming year. Though unorthodox for the Sagittarius Ministry, which usually focuses upon education, Naphana has earned this spotlight due to her tireless efforts in the Temple gardens in Salem, New Hampshire, over the last year, as a volunteer working primarily in the poison garden, but really wherever she has been needed. Her work Read More...

“All is fair in love and war”. We have heard this famous quote from Fancis Edward Smedley many times. And right now the planet Venus gives us a reason to think about this a little deeper. Is all really fair in love and war? If there is something that I really want and desire, does it belong more to me than others then? I know that some would argue the other way around. That if something or Read More...

Healing Temple Meditation Series

by Christopher Penczak This is a series of workings focused primarily upon personal healing and the inward journey to wholeness. I wrote it in response to what I have both personally experienced and what others have expressed to me about their experiences in last four years. In the end, I realize our collective experience was the revelation of greater societal sickness, but on a personal level for many of us, this time is akin to being traumatized Read More...

Scorpio Volunteer Spotlight: Lori O

For the Scorpio Month Volunteer Spotlight, the Scorpio Ministry would like to thank Lori O for her work in hospice volunteering, crossing over mediation, and ancestor veneration. Lori is a Temple Mystery School student who has completed Witchcraft III and is an active member of the Temple community in Connecticut. The work of Scorpio includes providing service to the community in the area of hospice as a companion to the dying so that no one is alone Read More...

Who Guards the Gate?

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle “The Ways of the Underworld Are Perfect. They must not be questioned.” These are the words of the guardians of the seven gates to the underworld in the Descent of Inanna, and they are quoted in one of the Temple of Witchcraft’s initiation rituals. While I might not question the perfection of the archonic guardians of the deep places and spaces, I do question people, and I get questioned myself Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Ups and downs

Do you have a lot of energy in one moment and feel tired and exhausted in the next? Do you need extra sleep and need to recharge more often? Well you are not alone in this. The energies are shifting from high to low quickly and our bodies are receiving a lot of higher energies right now that needs to be grounded. So, let's take a look at the sky and see what it can tell us Read More...

Samhain Crafting: Yarn Offering Bowl

For this Samhain season, we’re making easy to craft yarn bowls to use as offering vessels to honor the Mighty Dead when the veil thins between the worlds. Most supplies can even be in house already for families to start crafting now. For this project we used chunky acrylic yarn, but feel free to use whatever materials you have on hand or that call to you. Alternatively, you can also use strips of old cloth or an Read More...