Mystery School Staff

Christopher Penczak, HP

View More: 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 of Witchcraft series. After many years independently teaching the program, he worked with the graduates to create a cooperative organization to expand and apply the teachings and serve the greater community with a wide range of ministries. With a current focus on expanding the culture of the Witchcraft community, he co-founded Copper Cauldron, an independent publishing company to support his own vision and that of the Temple of Witchcraft community. Today Christopher continues to teach internationally, write, see private clients, design jewelry and travel to sacred sites with small groups. For more information, please visit and

Services: Pastoral Counsel, Magickal Healing Consultations, Divination (Tarot, Astrology) and Rites of Passage

Contact: [email protected]

Stevie Grant, HPS

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A high priestess and ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, Stevie is Dean of Students of its Mystery School and Seminary. In addition to her training in the Temple tradition and service to other Temple ministries, Stevie brings with her over 25 years of experience as a spiritual counselor, psychic and metaphysical healer, Reiki Master, leader of public rituals, and teacher of Witchcraft, as well as knowledge from her career in psychology. A retired university professor and clinical psychologist, she was for many years active in the academic sub-fields of hypnosis, past-life therapy, and women’s studies. Stevie lives in the southeastern part of Washington state, and to balance her role as Dean, she enjoys meditating in her garden where she and her husband grow herbs and exotic hard-shelled gourds that they transform into magickally-inspired art.

Services: spiritual counseling, healing and Reiki, Tarot readings, handfastings and other rites of passage, classes, workshops, and public rituals.

Contact: [email protected]

Karen Ainsworth, HPS

Karen Ainsworth is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft, working within the Sagittarius Ministry as the Assistant Dean for the Mystery School. Based in the UK, Karen first met Christopher when he invited her to join Temple members in a ritual for the Ancestors at Stonehenge, UK, in 2011. Karen has trained with Christopher ever since and regularly travels to the States for TempleFest and Sabbats.

Karen is a Usui and Shamballa Reiki Master Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Advanced Practitioner, and has trained in medicinal aromatherapy, crystal healing, life coaching, spiritual counseling, and celebrant ceremonies.

Since graduating Witchcraft Five, Karen has opened the doors to her own business, Chalice and Thyme, offering spiritual tours and retreats at sacred sites in the UK, alongside Dan Lupacchino, also a Temple High Priest and Ordained Minister. She is the Sacred Sites Coordinator for the Temple of Witchcraft. Karen’s classes include Kitchen Witchery and Crafting for the Home.

For further information, contact: [email protected]

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