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

April 2021

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  • Lady's Day
  • Professional Witch [Salem, NH]
  • Dark Moon: The Cosmic Gods
  • Mortal Musings
  • Reiki Share
  • Cerridwen & the Healing Waters
  • Full Moon Ritual

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– Latest News & Articles –

The Subtle Process, Part 2

Facing Rejection by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle As magickal training (both in-person and online) is a subtle process, when it doesn’t go as we envision or plan it, it can catalyze powerful, usually difficult emotions. We can use these periods to deepen our practice and truly reflect. Resistance and adversity, opposition, is part of the crooked path. It is not the easy and broad path, but a narrow one, with thorns as well as flowers Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Sex, Magick and Gardening

written by Karin Ugander The sun is now in the sign of Aries, the first of the fire signs. The sun is close to both the asteroid Ceres (goddess of earth, nourishment) and Venus (love relationships, magick). Together they create a wonderful cocktail of passion, sex, drive and enthusiasm. They also make a good aspect to Mars in Gemini adding even more passion. This energy can be used to give sparkles to anything from your intimate relationship Read More...

The Subtle Process, Part 1

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Witchcraft training is a subtle process. Witchcraft training online is an even more subtle process, and no easy feat for both teacher and student. By “subtle,” I mean that beyond the obvious binary of complete acceptable assignments or incomplete unacceptable assignments, there is no universal benchmark for everyone. Each student is unique and will respond to the material in their own way. As a student in the Temple of Witchcraft Read More...

by Karin Ugander and Christopher Penczak This article is part 2 of a two-part series. The Quest of the Holy Grail In the most esoteric aspect 41/5 is connected to a deep search of meaning of life. Why have I come here? What is my purpose? In our western society we can find important keys of understanding by looking at the Quest of the Holy Grail. This year of 2021 we all will benefit by looking at Read More...

by Karin Ugander and Christopher Penczak This article is part 1 of a two-part series. When we began looking at the year 2021 from a numerological and symbolic/mythic perspective we were struck by what the numbers said and the potential impact on people and the world. A most significant year in every sense of the word. The symbols lead us to the myth and legend of the Holy Grail, something that has influenced the Western world for centuries. In this article Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Nothing holding you back!

written by Karin Ugander Spring is on its way and there is hope in the air. During the month of March there will be no retrograde planets and that is quite rare. When a planet goes retrograde it looks from our perspective on the earth like the planet is moving backward. The energy of the retrograde planet becomes internalized and has a slower feel to them. Now, with all the planets going direct it can feel like Read More...


By Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle  If you are involved with any esoteric movement, the rampant conspiracy theory culture—its worst embodied by QAnon, which is all conspiracy with little esoterics—can’t be ignored. But to neutralize it and heal what it has led to, we must consider its occult significance and how we got to this particular manifestation. I am not against conspiracy theories. I think they are crucial to the greater initiatory process. They are, however Read More...

Mystery School Roundup

With a new year of online Mystery School classes beginning, as well as advanced classes like the Society of the Temple, it seemed a good time as we look forward to the year ahead to take stock of the "in-person" Mystery School courses being offered by Temple teachers as well. That "in-person" is in quotes, of course, because these courses are planned to be held online for now as a covid-19 precaution, but will hopefully transition back Read More...

Kelley Ross, HPS

Kelley Ross is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft.  She has actively served the St. Louis Pagan community for the past 8 years as a Walker between the Worlds by teaching the Crystal and Gemstone Series, Candle Magick, and Star People originally taught by her first mentor, Rev. Deborah Ann Bourbon. She has taught and lead public Sabbats with her coven, individually, and co-lead the Temple of Witchcraft Sabbats done at Pathways Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Seriously, again?

written by Karin Ugander Are people, conflicts and things that you thought you were done with reappearing in your life? Does some parts of your life feel like a soap opera going on repeat? Are you thinking “will this never end”? Well you are not alone. The stars and numbers right now are suggesting that we are in a kind of crossroad where it is important to re-confirm what you stand for, what kind of life that Read More...