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

September 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Full Moon Ritual [online]
  • Words of Witches [online]
  • Professional Witch [Salem, NH]
  • Red Ray 1
  • Yellow Ray 1
  • Blue Ray 1
  • Women's Circle [Salem, NH]
  • Celandine Plant Spirit Medicine Meditation [online]
  • Mortal Musings: A Digital Discussion About Death [online]
  • Reiki Share [online]
  • Mabon Ritual [Jackson, MS]
  • Mabon Ritual [online]

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– Latest News & Articles –

Happy news! Vesta (devotion) is joined with Venus (love, magick) in the sign of Leo (success). They are in the configuration of a Yod, “Finger of God” created by Neptune in Pisces (creativity, mediumship) and Jupiter (expansion) in Capricorn. You can use this energy to “Shoot for the Stars!” Dream big and set out a strong intention to the Universe. This arrow of light has a better chance of reaching its goal if you charge it from Read More...

Ancestors & Apple Bars

I was visiting my mom one Fall and I asked to go through her recipe box and write down any of the ones I wanted. We sat and looked through the many recipes and I would ask her about if this or that one were any good. I was surprised to find recipes I had never tried before. I remember as I looked through it thinking: “I don’t think I have ever had apple bars.” I asked Read More...

Astrological Aromatherapy

The Temple of Witchcraft’s Virgo Ministry works with the Spirit/Archetype of the Healer. In this piece we’ll explore astrological aromatherapy. You’ve probably heard that Aromatherapy is the art and science (every time I say that I think of Severus Snape talking about the ‘exact art and subtle science that is potion-making’) of using essential oils for health and wellness—be that physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Essential oils are the essence and lifeblood of the plant and they Read More...

Change the Story

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Despite running a school, founding an organization, and otherwise doing a lot of seemingly structured and orderly things, I tend to be subversive and rebellious by nature. Like many Witches, as soon as you tell me I can’t do something, I want to do it, and sometimes I do. While I have great respect for tradition, I also realize we don’t live in the past. We need to find new Read More...

Mulling Spices

As we move toward the beginning of Fall with Mabon fast approaching it is a great time to start preparing some mulling spices to get in the spirit. Mulling spices can be used in wine or in cider to create delicious spiced drinks. They can even be used in a hot toddy. This spiced “wassail” was used in southern England in medieval times during winter celebrations. They would sing and drink to the health of their apple Read More...

Temple Astrolog: This is the New Me!

Have you been extra brave lately? Done and said things that you never thought you would do? Set boundaries and said goodbye to the old and hello to the new? If you have, then congratulations to you! If you are on the verge of making big changes on the inside, outside or both, then I wish you the best of luck on your path ahead. However, today we are going to look at some things that the Read More...


Witchcraft I–III in Jackson, Mississippi

The Temple's Sagittarius Ministry is pleased to announce open enrollment for Witchcraft I, II, and III in-person with High Priestess Sellena in Jackson, MS. The year-long monthly classes begin in March of 2021. Please note that in-person classes may initially take place over video conferencing and may later require social distancing, masks, and other protective measures for the safety of all involved. The Temple makes an effort to follow all public health safety guidelines. See the individual Read More...


Virgo Volunteer Spotlight: David Erwin

Our volunteer spotlight for the month of Virgo ministry is David Erwin. David is a Witchcraft Five graduate and runs the ministry's Healing Case Study Group. He took over the running of the group from Tim Titus and its founder, Stevie Grant, a year ago. David had big shoes to fill, but that did not stop him. We in the Virgo ministry are intensely proud of him. The amount of work it takes to gather prospects for Read More...


Healing Case Study Group

The Healing Case Study Group, part of the Temple of Witchcraft’s Virgo Ministry, started in 2011 to give Temple initiates a forum to develop their skills with psychic diagnosis and to practice sending the healing techniques learned in the Mystery School and Seminary. We follow the Lunar cycle, starting a new case each New Moon. Members perform a psychic diagnosis and send healing to the subject. At the Full Moon the information shared by the subject is Read More...

Tracks of Spiritual Exploration

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle I’ve been giving some thought to the different tracks or stages in our spiritual exploration and development. We often think of this process as searching for and finding “it”—whatever “it” is—but after reading two different and completely unrelated posts, my mind in spinning in new directions. One Twitter post by @LiminalEarth was on cryptids as spiritual entities, which led me to ponder how differences in such phenomena are perhaps simply Read More...