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 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • [Salem, NH] Full Moon Ritual
  • [Halifax, NS] What Is Witchcraft?
  • [CANCELLED] Women's Circle
  • [Halifax, NS] Yule Ritual
  • Temple Nonprofit Certification
  • [Salem, NH] Hansel and Gretel: Fairy Tale Magick for the Season with Alura Rose
  • [Salem] Yule
  • Yule - Texas

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– Latest News & Articles –

Define Wrong

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle I often get asked, specifically as a Witchcraft teacher, if I think someone or something is "wrong," or the opposite, if someone or something is "right"? Sometimes the question is about technique. "Do you thinking casting a circle starting in the south is wrong? It felt right. Do you think placing water in the east is wrong? I’m on the east coast. Do you think substituting almond for hazel is Read More...


We at the Temple of Witchcraft have been looking for ways to do outreach so our distant members can feel more connected to the greater work of the Temple. The Pisces ministry presents a full moon circle here at the Temple's home in Salem, New Hampshire, every month. This year our focus for those moon circles is spell-work. We were inspired to produce some spells for the Temple full moons and to make them available to all Read More...


TempleFest 2020 Art Contest

The Temple’s Leo Ministry will be holding a contest to choose the signature artwork for this year's TempleFest! Each year, the TempleFest artwork is informed and inspired by the collaborative meditative vision of Team TempleFest. The resulting artwork is featured on our website, programs, t-shirts, and other promotional materials. This image is also intended to be a focus for meditation, drawing the community deeper into the energies of a given year's event. This year, the Temple's Leo Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Here we go again!

If you are tired of digging in the past, working through old relationship drama and facing the shadow side of yourself, I've got bad news for you, because here we go again! But it is not as bad as it might first seem. If you are doing a big clearing in your life, why not do it properly, right? We've got Jupiter (expansion) at 29 degrees in Sagittarius, close to the asteroid Ceres (nurturing), Venus (relationships), and Read More...


Temple Reiki-a-thon

During our meeting for planning out the next year of Reiki Shares, the Virgo ministry came up with the idea of a "Reiki-a-thon" for the end of the calendar year. This is a group of consecutive days where a Reiki practice is done each day to bring healing to those in need and focused self-healing. The days of the Reiki-a-thon are from December 13th to December 19th, 2019. For more information and posts, join the Temple of Read More...


Psychic Development 102 Class in New York

Now that you have become aware of your psychic abilities in the level one class its time to expand your awareness and start building your trust in the information thats coming through from psychic impressions and spirits. In this class, we will be refining our abilities so that we can move into the fields of mediumship, trance, and astral projection. Join Christine Krauss, a high priestess with the Temple of Witchcraft and owner of The Crow's Healing Read More...

Who Has the Power?

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle In many ways, I find it funny to be considered an "elder" of a tradition, not only because of my age, but also because the more I practice, the more I realize how much I don't know and look to go deeper. However, through the frame of reference that comes from many years of serious practice within a community, you get to observe trends and changes in thought within that Read More...

How come sometimes we can feel like we have laid our hearts wide open for someone and the message is just not getting through? And why is it in some relationships we do our very best to understand each other’s emotional language but we can't? Let's see if the language of astrology can help us to decode the emotional language of the people we love the most and hold close to our hearts. I've been working with Read More...


New Witchcraft II & III in Bellingham, MA

The Temple's Sagittarius Ministry and Mystery School are pleased to announce new in-person Witchcraft II: The Outer Temple and Witchcraft III: The Shamanic Temple courses are now open for registration. Taught by High Priest and Temple co-founder Adam Sartwell, these courses will be offered monthly at The Robin's Nest in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Witchcraft II begins in January 2020 while Witchcraft III begins in April 2020. Please visit the individual class pages for details and links to the registration pages Read More...

The Voice of Wisdom

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle It looks like a fork in the road. On one side is the path of knowledge. On the other side is the path of wisdom. What is the difference, and which should we choose? We live in an age of knowledge. Information surrounds us, and we are its constant mouthpiece, not only shouting facts but also opinions. The voice of knowledge speaks incessantly—it pauses for listening in order to agree Read More...