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

August 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Lammas Ritual [online]
  • Lammas Ritual [Jackson, MS]
  • Full Moon Ritual [online]
  • Women's Circle [online]
  • The Feast of Hecate [online]
  • The Feast of Hecate [Jackson, MS]
  • Mortal Musings: A Digital Discussion About Death [online]
  • Dark Moon: Pagan Prophecies and Apocalypse, Part 1
  • TempleFest
  • Red Ray 1
  • Yellow Ray 1
  • Blue Ray 1

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– Latest News & Articles –

Magickal Overload

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle Do you think more magick is being done now than in any other time in history? While our modern society can be considered secular, the growth of the population as a whole and the availability of resources—including popular books and now the internet combined with many magickal techniques being reframed as self-help and personal transformation—could result in an increase in magick. Or perhaps I’m low-balling ancient populations steeped in daily Read More...

Relationships, they complicate our lives, and still we don't want to be without them. We all go through periods in life when we have a good flow in the relationship department, and then there are other times when just about every relationship you have feels tense and complicated. First of all, I believe it is important not to take yourself out of the equation. The thing all of your relationships have in common, no matter how far Read More...


Wheel of the Year class registration open

Registration is now open for the online Mysteries of the Wheel of the Year class with Temple founder and High Priest Christopher Penczak. The next course begins in November 2020. In this year-long online class, go deeper into the soul and spirit world through the Turning of the Wheel of the Year. Examine specific mystical teachings involving the approach towards the Wheel found in the Temple of Witchcraft, yet adaptable and inspiring for your own personal practice and Read More...

Choosing You

by Christopher Penczak, edited by Tina Whittle I’m all about the occult wisdom of memes these days. Well, not really. I’m all about an inner fire when I see well-meaning people perpetuate supposedly helpful ideas that are ultimately harmful, at least in the magickal community in which we both operate. The recent meme in question said: “You disrespect yourself every time you say yes when you want to say no. You call it loyalty/love/friendship. Really you are Read More...


be Renee Bedard As we practice Reiki, we understand that we are not healing the client that comes to see us. We are holding space to allow the Reiki to flow as it must. We are the vessel for the Reiki energy to flow through so it may enter the energy of the receiver. The client is open to receive the energy and in turn is choosing to walk through the doorway of healing. That is where Read More...

The Temple is happy to announce that registration for Christopher Penczak's year-long Mysteries of the Tarot online class is now open. The class is offered online via email and audio download. Click here to go to the class home page Explore the Royal Road of the Fool on the path of initiation through the twenty-two gates of the Major Arcana. Study the traditional images and symbols of the Major Arcana tarot cards, including their number, letter, astrological correspondence, magickal images and place Read More...

The Sun in Cancer is now traveling together with the asteroid Vesta. The Sun and Vesta together create a lot of passion, intensity, and devotion. Perhaps you feel more alive and passionate right now, even hunger for more love, sex, and intensive emotions? When this energy is used in a beneficial way, we have the possibility to dive deeper into our sexuality, passion, and what drives us in life. When not used in a good way, it Read More...

Magickal Recapitulation of Childhood

by Christopher Penczak Magickal training can do some wonderful, wacky things to us. Experiences with the unseen help open us up, build confidence and self-esteem, and empower and heal. But there are side effects to the process that are not often talked about. In the three-soul model of consciousness, the lower soul is the bridge between the middle conscious personality and the higher soul, and it is often described as a child soul, animal soul, or vegetable Read More...

Heart Focus Technique

Temple founder Adam Sartwell shares this short and simple technique for all of us who need to feel a little love at this time. Read More...

It's almost the beginning of July and the Sun has just moved into the sign of Cancer. The sign of Cancer relates a lot to home, family, feelings of security and safety. When a person born in that sign—or with a lot of planets there—feels safe, they are very loving and kind. When you are around them, it feels like you are swimming in tropical water, warm and absolutely lovely. But when they feel threatened, it can Read More...