Profiles

Browse profiles of Temple of Witchcraft members and leaders. Use the drop-down menu above to sort by category.

Dawn Costorf, HPS

Dawn Marie Costorf is a High Priestess at the Temple of Witchcraft in Salem, NH. Dawn has been a witch since 1992 and she is a practiced ritualist and teacher. She is one of the Pisces Deputy Ministers and leads some of the Full Moon rituals and Healing Deity rituals. She is an accomplished Tarot [...]

Ashara Mayim, HPS

Ashara Mayim has been studying with the Temple of Witchcraft since 2012 and is a recent graduate of the seminary program. She is a former Pilgrim of the Sun and Stars, a light-bearer for Leo, and a teaching assistant for the Witchcraft 1 Online Mystery School. She has been a teacher in her daily life [...]

Jade

Jade is a black bi woman and modern witchcraft practitioner, living in Mi’Kmaqi territory (Nova Scotia). She is a 4th degree initiate within the Temple of Witchcraft, where she is Deputy of Media and Communications for the Gemini Ministry. She is a mother, NCGR-certified natal astrologer, author, and land steward. She is a contributing author [...]

Jason Gamache, HP

Jason Gamache is the Lead Minister of the Taurus Ministry, with a focus on the development of the sacred sites on the temple property in Salem, New Hampshire. He is a graduate of the Temple’s seminary program and a former Pilgrim of the Sun and Stars. Prior to accepting the lead minister role, Jason worked as a [...]

Shell Kyle, HPS

Shell is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. Her favorite type of magick is kitchen witchery but she considers herself eclectic, as she loves to learn and try new things. Shell is an active participant in her coven and enjoys hosting and occasionally leading esbats and sabbats. She calls her [...]

Request for Rites of Passage Online Form

Capricon

The Temple’s Capricorn Ministry has added a Request for Rite of Passage form to our website, whereby members of the community can contact them seeking particular rites of passage (see our Services page for details). Capricorn Ministry can then make referrals to available Temple ministers. While we cannot fulfill all rites of passage requests—as there may not [...]

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 [...]

Niklas Ugander, HP

Niklas (Blue Parrot) lives at a Nature Reserve in the south of Sweden. There he is known as a spiritual teacher and adviser for therapists in natural medicine. Niklas started his path in the mid ’90s. His interest in health has taken him from Orthomolecular Medicine and the pH levels effects on our health, to worlds [...]

Karin Ugander, HPS

Karin Ugander (Spirit Talker Turtle Red) is a spiritual channeler living in the south of Sweden. In Scandinavia she is known for the AstroNumerology and psychic readings she’s been doing for over 20 years. Together with her husband Niklas, she runs KaniSkolan, a school of astrology, numerology, tarot, StarCode Healing, and natural medicine. They are [...]

Tristol Boehlke, HPS

Tristol Boehlke is a High Priestess and an ordained minister with the Temple of Witchcraft and a teacher within the Sagittarius Ministry. Tristol is a walker between the worlds and teaches psychic development courses encompassing the Three Rays. She is also a shamanic practitioner and Usui Reiki Master. Tristol incorporates her psychic abilities into her [...]

Scorpio Volunteer Spotlight: Lori O

For the Scorpio Month Volunteer Spotlight, the Scorpio Ministry would like to thank Lori O for her work in hospice volunteering, crossing over mediation, and ancestor veneration. Lori is a Temple Mystery School student who has completed Witchcraft III and is an active member of the Temple community in Connecticut. The work of Scorpio includes [...]

Amanda “Sellena” Dear, HPS

Sellena is a High Priestess and Ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. She works with the Sagittarius Ministry as a Teacher and Student Mentor online as well as moderating the Temple’s Runic Stones Study group. She also works with Pisces Ministry facilitating sabbat and ritual events in Jackson, MS. Her ministry focuses on community [...]

Thundar “Storm” Herron, HP

Thundar “Storm” Herron is a High Priest and an Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. As a Walker Between the Worlds he loves communicating with spirits and practicing martial arts. He describes himself as eclectic, absorbing what’s useful from all spiritual modalities and disciplines. Teaching experience includes five years of Teaching Assistant and Mentoring [...]

Jaleena “Jae” Bauer, HPS

Jaleena “Jae” Bauer is a High Priestess and an Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. As a Walker Between the Worlds she loves communicating with nature spirits and spending time outdoors. She describes herself as eclectic, ranging from Ceremonial when she has a need to feel structure to Shamanic when nature calls. Teaching experience [...]

Dragon Witchfyre, HPS

Dragon Witchfyre is Capricorn Deputy Minister as well as a teacher, high priestess, environmental educator, shamanic witch, bard, Tarot reader, and magickal gardener. Dragon’s spiritual path has always been practical and eclectic, weaving together old-world craft with modern-day living. She believes the body and the mind are a witch’s greatest tools and hones hers through [...]

JT Mouradian, HP

JT Mouradian is a panentheistic, monotheistic, pantheistic, polytheistic, animistic, and agnostic, eclectic witch, enamored with all things Irish, and with a healthy obsession around Jesus of Nazareth and his companion Mary Magdalene. He has been studying everything that he can get his hands on since he was a little boy. In his late teens, he focused [...]

Scott K. Smith, HP

Scott is a Healer, Writer, Witch, High Priest, and ordained minister in the Temple of Witchcraft, working primarily with the Temple’s Sagittarius Ministry. In Los Angeles, Scott runs a healing practice including energy arts (such as reiki), body work, ritual healing, meditation, public ritual, teaching groups and studies. With local healers and friends growing a [...]

Pagan Earth Alliance

The Temple of Witchcraft and our Taurus Ministry are proud to support the Pagan Earth Alliance. From their website, PEA President Kansas Stanton explains his, and the organization’s, vision: I don’t know when environmentalism really began for me—I cannot pinpoint a pivotal time in my memory when my whole worldview shifted to what I am today. [...]

Justin Gaudet, HP

Justin Gaudet is a High Priest of the Temple of Witchcraft, working with the Sagittarius Ministry as a teaching assistant and mentor, and working with the Pisces Ministry leading public rituals for the Sabbats. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Justin began his training in the Temple Tradition in 2011. The strong sense of community [...]

Spells for a Better World: Inspiring Solutions

Pisces

We at the Temple of Witchcraft have been looking for ways to do outreach so our distant members can feel 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 [...]

Dan Lupacchino, HP

Dan Lupacchino is a High Priest and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. He works within the Sagittarius Ministry as an ordained teacher, teaching assistant, and student mentor in the online Mystery School. He also helps co-facilitate the Connecticut TOW sabbat ritual events alongside Ryan Cucchi. Dan is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Healer in [...]

Healer’s Challenge

Virgo

The ministries of the Temple of Witchcraft trade-off our social media responsibilities for the month of our astrological sign. The lead ministers or one of their deputies take on the role of posting content for their month. Since today is the first day of Virgo, we turn our minds to the archetype of the Healer. [...]

Allison Charron, HPS

Allison Charron is a High Priestess and ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. She serves as lead minister of the Leo Ministry, fostering and celebrating the arts within the Temple community. Allison has always been drawn to embodied spiritual practice: the ability of dance to induce trance states, the crafting and uttering of poetry [...]

Chris Morris

Chris is a witch, astrologer, student, aspiring polymath, and broad-ranging occultist living in New England. Drawn to religion and esotericism throughout his life, he discovered the Temple in 2014 and is a frequent participant and volunteer in its local and greater work. Fascinated by history and old things, his personal focus shifts with his studies [...]

Elizabeth Autumnalis, HPX

Elizabeth Autumnalis (they/them) is a High Priestex and Deputy Minister for the Pisces and Aquarius ministries. They directly work with the planning and coordination of Temple events such as sabbats, full moon rituals, and TempleFest. Elizabeth is a second generation witch and writer who enjoys designing rituals and workshops based in storytelling with the local [...]

Ryan Cucchi, HP

Ryan is a High Priest, Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, teacher & Deputy Minister of the Cancer Ministry. Ryan works with Community Outreach for the Cancer Ministry and is the author of “Round About The Cauldron Go” a monthly (ish) musing of Kitchen Witchery here on the Temple website. You can typically find [...]

Meet Stevie Grant, Dean of Students

Stevie Grant, a high priestess and ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, is Dean of Students of its Mystery School and Seminary. Also a high priestess in another tradition, she brings knowledge from her career in psychology and many years of experience as a teacher of the psychic and metaphysical, a healer, spiritual counselor, [...]

Profile: Raye Snover, editor

I’m Raye Snover and along with my esteemed colleague, novelist Tina Whittle, I am co-editor of The Temple Bell. I’ve been studying Witchcraft for over twenty years and am a High Priestess in the Cabot Traditon and a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon.  I live in New York City where in my more mundane [...]

Profile: Tina Whittle, editor

Merry meet! I’m a Witchcraft V graduate of the online mystery school, one of the Temple’s Southernmost members (I currently live in the Lowcountry of Georgia, along the Atlantic coast near Savannah). In my nine-to-five, I’m a mystery writer (my fifth book was released in March) and I also serve as co-editor of The Temple Bell, [...]

Christopher Penczak, HP

Christopher Penczak is the co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft religious nonprofit organization and the creator of the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School and Seminary education programs. Developed through his extensive work as an award winning author, ritualist and minister, the educational core of the program comes from his six book and CD set Temple [...]

Steve Kenson, HP

Steve Kenson is a Founder of the Temple of Witchcraft with his partners, Christopher Penczak and Adam Sartwell, holding the Three Rays of Love, Will & Wisdom. Steve is also lead minister of the Gemini Ministry, in charge of the Temple’s communication networks, its Queer Spirit ministry, and the “insubordinate” or questioning aspect of its structure [...]

Jocelyn VanBokkelen, HPS

Jocelyn is a person of many hats: witch, student, equestrian, farmer, landlord, bookkeeper, eco-freak, teacher, and lover of life with a talent for not knowing when to stop talking. She came to the Temple of Witchcraft already partially self-taught, but studying intensively with Christopher from 2000 to 2003 solidified her identity as a witch and [...]

Silver Lyons, HPS

Silver Lyons is an ordained minister, High Priestess, teacher, and writer. Silver has traveled the seeker’s road her entire life, finding her spiritual footing in the path of Witchcraft, Shamanism, and Buddhism, culminating in a path she refers to as the Witches Dharma. She has been teaching on these subjects professionally for over 15 years. [...]

Adam Sartwell, HP

Adam Sartwell is a co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and Virgo lead minister, in charge of healing and magickal crafting work. A self-initiated witch since his teens and a Reiki master, Adam is also a graduate of the Temple’s Mystery School and an ordained minister. He is the author of the book 21 Days of [...]

Jameson Alicea-Ford, HP

Jameson is a High Priest and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, currently serving as Gemini Deputy Minister and a member of the J.E.D.I. Committee. After taking a deep interest in religion and spirituality from an early age, Jameson began to explore witchcraft and divination in his teen-hood. After completing Witchcraft I and II [...]

Kriya, HPS

Kriya became Taurus lead Minister in July of 2014, a few months after graduating from the Temple of Witchcraft Seminary and becoming a High Priestess, and left that role at the end of 2019. Kriya has many years of experience working in the animal welfare and veterinary fields and maintains employment as Medical Director for a [...]

Irmalyn Hackett, HPS

Irma is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft and a Deputy Minister in the Taurus Ministry. Irma is also a Reiki Master in both Usui and Shamballa Reiki and is certified in level 1 of the Bach Flower Essence Program. She has worked closely with other hebalists and practitioners in [...]

Michael Cantone, HP

Michael is a Witch, ordained minister, and Witchcraft V High Priest graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft. He is the lead minister of the Aries ministry and an active member of the Temple of Witchcraft community.  Michael is also a third degree black belt in Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Shaolinand Hawaiian Kempo Method of karate. Besides a [...]

Emily Jones, HPS

Please note: Emily is on sabbatical from her Temple duties at this time and may not respond to inquiries. Please direct general inquires to info@templeofwitchcraft.org. Emily Jones  is an eclectic Wiccan Priestess who works closely with the tarot, shamanic journeying, mantra practice and the Egyptian pantheon. She is always looking for new ideas, events, and practices [...]

Elsa Elliott, HPS

Elsa Elliott is the Lead Minister of Scorpio, the role of the Guardian. The Scorpio ministry provides support in the areas of death and dying, bereavement, and ancestor honoring. This ministry also works in the area of Sacred Sexuality which is lead by deputy minister Wren. Scorpio ministers offer services including comfort and assistance to the [...]

Valerie Schuster, HPS

Valerie is an eclectic witch who received her witchcraft training through the Temple of Witchcraft. She received her ordination in June of 2011. She currently teaches levels 1 – 4 of the Temple Mystery School classes in Colorado. She also teaches classes on meditation, tarot and sigils. She has developed and teaches the class Spinning [...]

Mark Bilokur, HP

I was born first-generation American to parents of Eastern European heritage, which led me to feeling between worlds, between cultures, at an early age. I remember being interested in the arts for as long as I can remember. I remember drawing pictures since I was able to hold a pencil, crayon or pen. I had [...]

Helen O’Hara, HPS

High Priestess and Minister in the Temple of Witchcraft.  I work with the Scorpio Ministry for crossing over, end of life issues and ancestor work. Astrologer and Tarot card reader with 30 years experience. I offer Natal Charts, Event Charts, Transits, Synastry, Business consulting, life coaching, career counseling, divinations and time forecasting. I like to [...]

Cat Kelly, HPS

Cat Kelly is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister in the Temple of Witchcraft, in addition to being co-owner of Heart, Body & Soul, a metaphysical store and center for conscious living located in Columbia, MO. (For more information about HBS and other upcoming classes & offerings there, you can visit their website: www.heartbodyandsoul.org.) A life-long [...]

Nicole D., HPS

The Libra Ministry’s Lead Minister is Nicole D., a 2003 graduate of the Mystery School and a member of the Temple community since its inception. Libra Ministry is responsible for mediation services within the Temple community; advanced education for Ministerial members — typically non-magickal; and press relations. Raised in a fairly progressive household, Nicole began [...]

Krista Carmichael, HPS

Ordained minister Krista is available for services that require a vocalist. Mirroring inclusiveness found in pluralism, Krista’s approach allows an affirming space for a multitude of beliefs. Krista’s ministerial experience is shared over various faith traditions: as high priestess in Pagan ritual, as youth director (grades 9-12) for a Unitarian Universalist church and interim music [...]

Airmid Plantwalker, HPS

Airmid is a witch who explored several paths before she began her studies with High Priest Christopher Penczak in the Fall of 2009. She completed the online curriculum in 2015. She is also a practicing Rosicrucian and Martinist. In December of 2015 she and Virginia Villarreal began offering events for the community on land in [...]

Tim T., HP

Tim is a High Priest and the Temple’s Capricorn lead minister, located in southern California.  He offers rites of passage services: weddings/handfastings, baby blessings, home blessings, and funerals. Contact: capricorn@templeofwitchcraft.org.

Leslie Hugo, HPS

Leslie Hugo is a Shaman, Usui Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, High Priestess, Ordained Ministerand Lead Capricorn Minister for the Temple of Witchcraft. As the Volunteer Pagan Minister for the Utah Department of Corrections, she works with over to 200 inmates in five facilities who identify as Wiccan, Asatru or pagan. She provides spiritual counseling, teaches [...]

Matooka Moonbear, HPS

Matooka MoonBear is the Pisces lead minister and an Ordained Minister and High Priestess of the Temple of Witchcraft who has  journeyed an Earth-based spiritual path since the late 1980s, from Native American ways to Pagan. In 1989, she opened a seasonal metaphysical shop over her garage and named it MorningStar Loft. It was at that [...]

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