Witchcraft IV: The Temple of High Witchcraft

Note: The information on this page applies solely to the in-person Witchcraft IV: The Temple of High Witchcraft Mystery School class offered by Temple teachers. Please visit the general Temple Mystery School page and review the information about our classes there first, if you have not already done so.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Witchcraft III: The Shamanic Temple with a certified Temple teacher to qualify to take this course.


Open Registrations

In-person at the Temple of Witchcraft (Salem, NH) with Christopher Penczak, HP. Class begins August 31, 2022, held from 7–10 pm at the physical Temple of Witchcraft teaching space in Salem, NH. Course fee: $500 ($100 application fee + $400 class fee). Class dates include Aug 31, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, Tuesday Dec 20, Jan 25, Feb 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, and Friday Sept 1 for graduation and initiation ceremony. To register, please use the Witchcraft IV with Christopher Penczak form. To make a payment, please use the Witchcraft IV with Christopher Penczak product. Registration open from May 2, 2022 to August 8, 2022 or until class is full.

In-person (Columbia, MO) with Cat Kelly, HPS. This class is scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 5, 2022, and is open to individuals who have successfully completed the Temple of Witchcraft Inner and Outer Temple courses and the Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft course (Witchcraft I, II, and III), taught by an approved Temple of Witchcraft teacher. Course fee: $500. Payment plans are available upon request.  Classes will be held on the first Saturday of each month, from 10 am to 2 pm, and will meet at Heart, Body, & Soul, 1004 W. Worley Street, Columbia, MO.  To register, please e-mail Cat Kelly at catkelly2015@gmail.com.


Class Description

Many witchcraft practices are influenced by the traditions of high magick, a ceremonial tradition of magick focused on communion with the divine through the study of correspondences and models of the universe. Many of our modern Wiccan ancestors were also ceremonial magicians, and the grimoires of medieval magicians have undoubtedly influenced our own Books of Shadows.

Explore the art and science of Witchcraft through the lens of modern ritual magick. Focusing on the element of Air as the overall tone for the fourth degree, work with different models of magickal understanding and communication. Drawing from the influences of Hermetic philosophy and Qabalistic lore, work deeply to balance the four elements within, finding the inner sacred tools of the stone, cup, sword and spear. Climb the ten spheres of the Tree of Life, exploring the magickal correspondences of each through color, scent, angel, god, planet and pathworking. Learn to adapt Ceremonial Magick rituals such as the pentagram protection rites to a Witch’s perspective. Understand your own unique perspective of the universe and create your own Map of Reality.

The year-long course fuses material from The Temple of High Witchcraft (required reading) and The Temple of High Witchcraft CD Companion (required listening) with previously unreleased rituals and meditations, in the form of the Temple’s Book of Shadows. Witchcraft III is the previous requirement. Lessons can vary in size and scope with some months being light and others being more involved. Generally one month is given between lessons and you are expected to complete a lesson before receiving the next.

Students with any issues or questions regarding class material can write directly to the individual teacher of the class.

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