Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple

Note: The information on this page applies solely to the Witchcraft I: The Inner Temple Mystery School class. Please visit the general Temple Mystery School page and review the information about our classes there first, if you have not already done so.


Open Registrations

In-person (St. Louis, Missouri) with HPS Shell Kyle. Class begins Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Pathways. Course fee: $350 if paid in full or $400 on a payment plan. Payment arrangements can be made by contacting Shell at CshellKyle@gmail.com after registration and acceptance. Required textbook and other materials are not included. Classes will be held from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, initially via Zoom, with possible in-person study sessions, until it is safe to resume in-person classes. Class dates are: 3/16/22, 4/13, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18/23, 2/15, 3/15, Initiation TBD in April 2023. To register, please use the Witchcraft I with Shell Kyle online form.

In-person (Salem, NH) with HP Adam Sartwell at the Temple of Witchcraft. Class begins April 2022, conducted in-person at the the Temple of Witchcraft in Salem, New Hampshire. This class is limited to nine students due to social distancing measures. Be sure before you apply that you are devoted to getting through the course, because you will be taking a seat from someone who might be more devoted. Due to the smaller class constraints the course fee is more than usual: $500 paid in full. Payment instructions will be sent upon application approval. Classes will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The class dates are: 2022: 4/5, 5/13, 6/7, 7/2, 8/16, 9/6, 9/27, 11/1, 12/6, 2023: 1/3, 2/1, 3/7, with initiation on 4/4. To register, please use the Witchcraft I with Adam Sartwell form.


Class Description

A year-long intensive apprenticeship in the science of Witchcraft. Through this course you will build a strong and solid foundation for your magickal work through the perspective of modern Witchcraft. You will:

  • Understand the history and role of the Witch, from the ancient world to the current modern revival.
  • Learn sound occult techniques for altering your consciousness and exploring the powers of meditation and trance.
  • Explore the concepts of magickal theory found in both quantum physics and hermetic philosophy, and the ethics of the Witch.
  • Use “instant” meditative magick to transform your inner and outer life.
  • Experience practical application of energy manipulation, protection magick, psychic self-defense, psychic development, aura gazing, auric cleansing, chakra balancing, psychic healing, spirit guide contact, past-life exploration, shamanic journey and building your personal place of power; your inner temple or soul shrine.

Thus shall you begin development of a solid personal practice in the internal arts of Witchcraft.

Unlike many basic 101 courses, Witchcraft I will provide a deep foundation through thirteen detailed lessons and rituals for all magickal and spiritual studies for those desiring to meditate, develop psychic skills and start the path of the Witch, rather than relying on a quick spellbook.  This is a foundation piece to further training in the five-level Temple of Witchcraft Tradition.

This year-long course fuses material from The Inner Temple of Witchcraft text (required reading) and The Inner Temple of Witchcraft CD Companion (required listening) with previously unreleased rituals and rites from the Temple of Witchcraft Book of Shadows. In-person students will work with a certified Temple teacher in monthly class sessions. Online students will experience direct tutoring with Christopher in the practice of modern Witchcraft through self-directed study, recorded audio lectures and meditations from the “in-person” class, online group discussions and sharing, supplementary material in PDF and MP3 formats, and monthly homework assignments. Lessons can vary in size and scope with some months being light and others being more involved. Generally one month is given between assignments and you are expected to complete an assignment before receiving the next.

Students with any issues or questions regarding class material can write directly to the Sagittarius lead minister at sagittarius@templeofwitchcraft.org.

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