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

November 2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Temple Board Meeting
  • The Healing Family with Dian Cecht, Airmid, and Miacht
  • Samhain [in-person, CT]
  • Samhain [in-person, NH]
  • Healing Case Study Group
  • Full Moon Ritual
  • Spectrum Circle
  • Women's Circle [online]
  • CANCELLED – Invoking the Ancient Greek Gods
  • Temple Book Club
  • Mortal Musings

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– Latest News & Articles –

2022 Year-End Giving

As 2022 comes to an end, we want to take a moment to thank you, our community, for your kindness and support of the Temple of Witchcraft. Your donations have helped the Temple to continue to fulfill its mission to strengthen the connections between spirit and matter through inner transformation, education, community, and public service. Even as we reflect on the year that will soon be behind us, we can’t help but focus on the future as Read More...

The Temple is pleased to announce open registration for Encountering the Witch Soul Through the Witches' Pyramid. This five-part series offered through the Sagittarius Ministry over Zoom will involve exploring the Witches’ Pyramid and how it relates to accessing the Witch Soul. Each class will include a ritual lead by Debbie Stellhorn, a meditation lead by Dawn Costorf, and healing/energy work guidance by Oceana LeBlanc, all High Priestesses in the Temple of Witchcraft. See the class page for Read More...

Lori Ouellette

Lori Ouellette is a 4th degree Initiate and has been a member of the Temple of Witchcraft since 2016. She is a Deputy minister for the Scorpio Ministry and focuses on hospice care, bereavement, pastoral care and ancestor work. She is a mother, teacher of many years, and has been employed as a hospice pastoral care aide and spiritual care coordinator. She also volunteers with Sagittarius Ministry as a mentor in the Mystery School and moderator for Read More...

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Devolving and Evolving Culture

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Witchcraft has a culture. In fact, these days Witchcraft is many cultures in a process of either trying to convince themselves they are all the same or desperately differentiate themselves from each other. But neither perspective is quite true. Like many things in nature, Witchcraft builds up form and structure and separation only to decompose, mix, mingle, and create fertile grounds for new things to grow. Some things last like Read More...

Welcome Deborah Stellhorn as Libra Lead Minister

The Temple of Witchcraft board of directors is pleased to announce it has appointed High Priestess Deborah Stellhorn as lead minister of the Libra Ministry. Debbie is also Temple Fundraising Coordinator and a board member, teaching classes within the Temple's Sagittarius Ministry. With her qualifications in higher education and psychology, we look forward to having Debbie's expertise guiding the Libra Ministry. The Libra Ministry is responsible for conflict mediation and arbitration between individual members, or between ministries Read More...

Temple Astrolog: Mars in Trouble

Are you feeling more irritated lately? Somewhat restless? Doubting your ability to make a difference and not knowing what you really want? Are you afraid your sex appeal may be about to disappear? Have no fear my friend, it is Mars going retrograde and messing things up more than usual. This time he is messing with our minds and that could be tricky. But, as always, there are some treasures to find for those ready to do Read More...


Queer Spirit Working Group – Apply Now!

Applications are open for a new Queer Spirit working group, which will be creating online rituals together for the Sabbats from Yule 2022 through Samhain 2023. We will be using Steve Kenson’s work on the Queer Mysteries through the Wheel of the Year as our jumping off point. Each member of the group will be responsible for leading one of the rituals, recruiting other members to take various roles as needed. We will gather on Zoom for Read More...

Ancestors for the Outcast

by Debbie Stellhorn, edited by Lore Mistedwood Samhain season is important to Witches for many reasons; it’s the end of the harvest, it marks the beginning of the new year, and the veil is thin, making it easy to feel the presence of spirits. Many choose this time of year specifically to honor and work with deceased family members and their ancestors. This is a lovely part of our tradition, but for some of us who might Read More...

In this episode, host Adam Sartwell talks with Elizabeth Graham about their work with the Aquarius Ministry in putting on Templefest, which shifted back to a one-day in-person event this year after two years online during the pandemic. A longer in-person event is planned for 2023. We're also delighted to note that Voices of the Temple is now available on Amazon Music – just click on the link to be taken to the podcast's page there and listen Read More...

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

In the interest of keeping our community as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Temple of Witchcraft board of directors has instituted the following guidelines for in-person Temple events: The Temple expects attendees at in-person events to be up-to-date on their COVID vaccinations, and to be fully vaccinated, as much as medically possible, before attending an event (meaning at least two weeks after a complete vaccination series). Attendees are expected to be prepared to show Read More...