Join the Temple of Witchcraft community for a weekend of spiritual education.
SEPTEMBER 22 to 24, 2023
Morgan Daimler is a witch who has been a polytheist since the early ’90′s. Following a path inspired by the Irish Fairy Faith blended with neopagan witchcraft. Morgan teaches classes on Irish myth and magical practices, fairies, and related subjects in the United States and internationally. Morgan has been published in multiple anthologies as well as in Witches and Pagans magazine and Pagan Dawn magazine, and is one of the world’s foremost experts on all things Fairy. Besides the titles available through Moon Books Morgan has self-published books of Old and Middle Irish language translations, and has an urban fantasy/paranormal romance series called Between the Worlds.
Christopher Penczak is a modern Witch working in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and community he helped co-found. He is the author of many books, including the award winning Temple of Witchcraft series, The Plant Spirit Familiar, and The Mighty Dead, as well as the co-owner of Copper Cauldron Publishing. His vision is of an evolving Witchcraft culture making magick accessible to all, yet preserving the heart of the mystery. For more information, visit www.christopherpenczak.com and www.templeofwitchcraft.org.
Amy Blackthorn is the award-winning author of the best-selling, ‘Blackthorn’s Botanicals’ series. She has been described as an “arcane horticulturalist” for her lifelong work with magical plants and teaching. She incorporates her experiences in British Traditional Witchcraft with her horticulture studies. She has a certification in aromatherapy and is ordained through the Order of the Golden Gryphon. Amy’s company, Blackthorns Botanicals, creates tea based on magical associations. She has appeared on HuffPoLive, Netflix’s Top Ten Secrets and Mysteries in an episode about Supernatural Abilities & the AP Newswire. Amy lives in Delaware. You can view Amy’s tea shop at BlackthornsBotanicals.com.
Storm Faerywolf is a professional author, experienced teacher, visionary poet, and practicing warlock. He was trained in various streams of witchcraft, most notably the Faery tradition, where he holds the Black Wand of a Master. He is chancellor of Modern Witch University, a co-founder of Black Rose, an online course in modern folkloric witchcraft, a columnist for The Wild Hunt, and the host of the Witch Power Daily podcast. He has written several books, including “The Stars Within the Earth,” “Betwixt & Between,” “The Witches’ Name,” and “The Satyr’s Kiss.” For more, visit faerywolf.com.
Nicholas Pearson has been immersed in all aspects of the mineral kingdom for nearly 30 years. As one of the leading voices in crystal healing today, he offers a unique blend of science and spirituality alongside a grounded, practical approach to working with crystals. The author of several books, including Crystal Basics and Stones of the Goddess, he lives in Orlando, Florida.
Morpheus Ravenna is a genderfluid sorcerer, artist, and writer, residing in the East Bay area of California. Sí is a dedicant of the Morrígan, with a practice rooted in animism, folk magic, and Celtic polytheism. An initiate of the Anderson Feri tradition of witchcraft, sí has practiced devotional polytheism and the magical arts for over twenty-five years. Sí is the author of The Magic of the Otherworld and The Book of the Great Queen, and a priest and co-founder of the Coru Cathubodua Priesthood.
Morpheus makes hir living as a tattoo artist, and sí creates devotional artworks and sorcerous crafts in a variety of media. Sí also practices medieval armored combat and is very fond of spears. Morpheus can be reached through hir website at bansheearts.com.
Lucia refers to herself as a Sound & Energy Guide. She has studied many modalities of healing as a student in the Temple of Witchcraft as well as, hypnosis, meditation, Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, chakra clearing and sound healing. Lucia also taught science in public schools for over a decade. Lucia’s love of science and spiritual pursuits blend wonderfully in her local offerings which include Sound baths, individual energy work sessions, group meditation workshops, and spiritual classes.
Mat Auryn is an accomplished and award-winning author known for his best-selling book Psychic Witch, which has been translated into over thirteen languages. As a retired professional psychic and Bay Area-based witch and occult teacher, Mat has been drawn to the mystical and metaphysical from a young age, with an early love for reading books on witchcraft. With experience as an initiate of multiple witchcraft traditions and esoteric orders, Mat’s teachings draw on a wealth of knowledge and disciplines.
Elizabeth is a multi-generational witch who blends their work with the Spirits of Place, local seasonal cycles, and the art of storytelling into a practice that they refer to as New England Folk Magic.
They are a High Priestex and Deputy Minister for Aquarius and Pisces in the Temple of Witchcraft, as well as one of the Three Rays of TempleFest.
Erica Baron is the Gemini deputy minister for Queer Spirit. She is a high priestess and minister of the Temple. She is also ordained in the Unitarian Universalist Association, where she serves for 12 years as minister to congregations.
Erica lives in Malden, MA with her wife and son.
Danielle Dionne is a psychic medium, witch, herbalist, homesteader, and author of Magickal Mediumship. She is a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft Tradition, serving as Scorpio Deputy Minister. Danielle stewards Crossroads Farm, a small-spirited homestead focused on ancestral connections, magick and medicinal herbalism, and raising heritage-breed livestock in Southern NH. Danielle runs Seed and Sickle, an online space where she offers sessions, mentorship, and consultation on death care support.
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. Jason worked as a volunteer in Taurus Ministry, particularly designing and developing the Green Man Grotto sacred space and has done design work in Sagittarius Ministry for educational graphics.
Nathan M. Hall is a witch, animist, initiate of the Anderson Feri Tradition, and member of the Temple of Witchcraft.
Nathan lives in South Florida where he values an intimate connection and partnership with the spirits of the land, tends to a small garden and small family and runs rituals and workshops.
Hawkeye has been a part of Team Templefest for the better part of 8 years. They fell in love with Sacred Fire the moment they had volunteered for the first time in 2014. Some of the workshops she has taught have been Sacred Fire 101 and How to bring Sacred Fire to your personal practice.
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Remember, stop, drop and roll!
Steve Kenson (he/him) is a founder and Gemini lead minister of the Temple of Witchcraft and can be found online at templeofwitchcraft.org.
Steve’s path and practice are eclectic, winding their way through his start in ceremonial magick through ecstatic Witchcraft, shamanism, Chaos Magick, and New Orleans Voodoo.
Phoenix LeFae (she/her) is equal parts blue eyed wanderer and passionate devotee to several deities. Her journey with Witchcraft started in 1993 when her athame was a wooden-handled butter knife stolen from her mom’s kitchen. Her love of magick and mystery has led her down many paths, lineages, and traditions. She is an initiate in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft, the Avalon Druid Order, and Gardnerian Wicca. She has had the pleasure of teaching and leading ritual across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Phoenix has written several books including What Is Remembered Lives, Walking in Beauty, Life Ritualized, and Witches, Heretics, and Warrior Women. She is a professional Witch and the owner of the esoteric Goddess shop, Milk & Honey.
Jason Nadeau is a Witchcraft 5 Student, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master Instructor, and Certified Firewalk Instructor. He has studied various shamanic traditions including West African (Dagara) and Northern Tradition Shamanism. Jason maintains his own healing and bodywork practice in Rye New Hampshire and teaches Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, and Spiritwork.
Angela Pote is a priestess of the Temple of Witchcraft, an intuitive, healer and heathen. In the muggle world she is an academic currently working towards her PhD as an international Psychologist. She owns her own mental health practice where she is licensed in Pennsylvania. Angela, works in the intersection of trauma and neurodivergency.
Adam Sartwell works as a certified Consulting Hypnotist with certification by NGH and ICBCH, and professional Tarot reader. He is a co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft. Award wining Author of Twenty-one days of Reiki and The Blessing Cord. For more information on his work as a hypnotist and online courses go to hypnointuitive.com. To see more about his work as an author, psychic reader, and teacher go to his website adamsartwell.com.
Sellena is a High Priestess and Ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. She is Aquarius Lead Minister and works with the Sagittarius Ministry as a Teacher. She also works with Pisces Ministry facilitating sabbat and ritual events in Jackson, MS.
Her ministry focuses on community building, bringing a solid occult education, and creating space for transformative ritual experiences to the people of Mississippi. She also is a co-host and artistic director for the Crossroads and Cauldrons Podcast, whose goal is to offer a space for education and connection for pagans across the southeast.
Sellena is an artist, spinner, weaver, and creator in pretty much any medium she can get her hands on. She deeply enjoys creating magickal cords, sculpture, and other ritual tools. She can be reached at [email protected].
Sue Ustas has been captivated by rocks and minerals from a young age. In her teenage years, her intuitive gifts began to develop which led her down a path of discovery of the magic of nature and the unseen worlds. In 2002, she started ZuZu’s Healing Arts as a hobby making gemstone jewelry, which quickly grew into a small storefront and a few years later evolved into the larger healing center that is ZuZu’s today.
Sue has been developing her relationship with crystals for over 40 years. She loves helping customers find the ‘right’ stone to assist them with a particular situation or goal. Over the past 15 years she has been leading classes on crystals and guided crystal journeys to help clients deepen their relationship with these ancient beings of the mineral kingdom. You can find her most days working at ZuZu’s or you can book a private consultation with her in person, on the phone or via Zoom.
Matthew Venus is a folk magician, artist, and witch with over three decades as a practitioner in the magical arts. He is the owner and lead apothecary of Spiritus Arcanum, an occult shop which focuses upon handcrafted magical oils, incenses, ritual tools, and more. His practice is rooted firmly in an animist approach to spirit work and folkloric traditional witchcraft and is further informed by his roles as an aborisha in the Lucumí Orisha tradition, and a Tata Ndenge within a lineage of Quimbanda de raiz.
Chandra is a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft. She is in her third year as a TA for the Online Mystery School and is an admin for the Temple’s Initiates Only social media group.
Chandra has been studying and practicing witchcraft for over 30 years and resides in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington DC.
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Laura Tempest Zakroff (she/they) is a professional artist, author, performer, and Modern Traditional Witch based in New England. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. Laura is the author of several bestselling Llewellyn books including Weave the Liminal, Sigil Witchery, Visual Alchemy, and Anatomy of a Witch, as well as the artist and author of the Anatomy of a Witch Oracle and The Liminal Spirits Oracle. Laura edited The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance and the Gorgon’s Guide to Magical Resistance from Revelore Press. Laura is the creative force behind several community events and teaches workshops online and worldwide.