Come join the Temple of Witchcraft for TempleHearth, an online weekend of magickal education and experience.
The focus of this weekend is gathering together to share, and will feature nine teachers and presenters working in the Temple of Witchcraft community and special guests.
TempleHearth classes will alternate from those that focus on lecture and information, and those that guide you through an experience as we work to do magick together in this modern online age.
Start the weekend with the opening circle of Fireside Tales of the Bardic Circle. Saturday and Sunday will be two days of classes on a variety of esoteric topics for the Witch, Magician and Healer. Saturday night we shall celebrate Imbolc hosted by the Temple of Witchcraft New Hampshire and High Priestess Alix Wright. Continued classes Sunday culminates with a Community Healing Ritual and an after hours social lounge.
TempleHearth: Illumination, Education and Magick
February 5-7, 2021
Price: $65 (Register at Eventbrite)
All proceeds to go to the Temple of Witchcraft Community Center Fund
Friday, February 5
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Fireside Tales of the Bardic Circle
Light a candle, grab a drink and join this opening circle ritual of story, poetry and song to keep the flame in a time of darkness. Listen and share myths, stories, songs or poems that guide your practice and rituals. You’ll also learn some of the Witch myths from the Temple of Witchcraft’s Book of Shadows as we explore our Cosmology, Mythology and History.
Your voices are needed to stoke the flame. If you’d like to share, please sign up to make sure your story can be included. There may also be an opportunity at the end for folks to share spontaneously, if inspired! Works do not have to be original, however, we do ask that you give credit if presenting another person’s work.
Saturday, February 6
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Opening: Coffee Circle
Technical test, morning centering and divination hosted by Christopher Penczak, Kelley Ross, and Alura Rose, with Gemini Ministry.
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Lecture: Kitchen Witchery
with Karen Ainsworth
An exploration of how we might honour the Gods and Goddesses of the Hearth and Home, drawing on their gifts by way of blessings and magick, not only in the kitchen, but as we craft and tend to our own well-being also. Home is where the heart is, and therein our magick begins.
Karen Ainsworth is a HPS and Ordained Minister of The Temple of Witchcraft, working closely with the Sagittarius Ministry. She is based in the UK with a love of the Green World, travel, food and crafting. Karen is qualified in a number of healing modalities including Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, and Medicinal Aromatherapy. Together with fellow Temple HP and Ordained Minister Dan Lupacchino, Karen offers spiritual retreats in the UK through Chalice and Thyme.
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Workshop: The Archangels of the Three Rays
with Christopher Penczak
In the Temple of Witchcraft, three archangels mediate the Three Rays of Witchcraft in the collective cooperative consciousness of our tradition, guiding and protecting the virtues of Will, Love, and Wisdom. In the mystery of Imbolc, of Candlemas, of the festival of warming fire and light, we seek the mystery of Michael, Tzadkiel, and Uriel and learn how they work through their own particular adversaries in the world, illuminating us with the flames of red, blue, and yellow. Align with one of the community guardian spirits and bring their illumination to your own heart and the world through this class and guided protective journey.
Christopher Penczak is one of the co-founders of the Temple of Witchcraft and an author, teacher, and healing facilitator residing in New Hampshire.
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Lecture: Seeking the Mighty Dead
with Deborah Stellhorn
In the Temple, many workings are associated with the Mighty Dead, even before we understand who they are. When it comes time to work with them on a more advanced level, many are not sure how to start. This lecture will cover how to work with the Mighty Dead at each level of the Mystery School and beyond, from practical suggestions to more complex ritual ideas.
Deborah Stellhorn is a High Priestess, Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. She works as a Deputy in the Sagittarius Ministry and oversees the Mighty Dead Veneration Group. She is also the Temple’s Fundraising Coordinator. Debbie has been a member of the Temple of Witchcraft since 2012 and lives in New Jersey.
2:30 PM – 3:50 PM Workshop: Songs of the Solar System
with Jason Gamache
In this presentation we will briefly discuss each planet in our solar system including the Sun and Moon, their correspondences and aspects. Followed by a journey working with each planet while burning planetary incense and listening to the sounds from NASA recordings for each planet. Give each attendee a chance to discuss their experiences in the journey at the end as they feel called to.
Jason Gamache is a High Priest in the Temple of Witchcraft, a tarot reader, healer, dream worker, graphic artist, chef and an avid Star Wars fan with a love for the planets and all their energetic and spiritual aspects.
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Break
4:30 PM – 5:20 PM Lecture: Arawn and the Cauldron of Rejuvenation
with Dan Lupacchino
Arawn, Lord of the Hunt, and the Welsh God of the Underworld holds many mysteries. While stories around him appear elusive, connecting with him can bring about transformation, healing, and magickal tutelage. With the alchemical forces of fire and water, we will travel with Bridget’s flame to the underworld and ignite the Cauldron of Rejuvenation. Receive the blessing of these sacred waters, and with the guidance of this great magician, transform ourselves and our lives.
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 private practice in Connecticut. He is also IET ® Master/Instructor Trainer, Reiki Master, and Medicinal Aromatherapist who enjoys, teaching, offering workshops, and spiritual coaching. He loves to travel, connecting to sacred sites, and enjoys exploring various aspects of plants, plant spirits, and healing.
5:30 PM – 6:50 PM Dinner Break
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Imbolc Celebration
with Alix Wright
Together we shall celebrate the mysteries of light in darkness and the triple craft of poetry, healing, and the craft of the blacksmith. We shall find the mystery of the light and inspiration within the wintertide.
Sunday, February 7
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM Workshop: Working with Healing Deities
with Adam Sartwell
Through out human history we have appealed to the Gods to aid us in healing and recovering. In this presentation we will learn about healing deities we can work with to spiritually work healing magic. At the end of class there will be a short meditation to make connection with a healing deity.
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 https://hypnointuitive.com. To see more about his work as an author, psychic reader, and teacher go to his website https://adamsartwell.com
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM Lecture: Rekindling the Hearth & Home
with Elizabeth Graham
Many people are aware of the ideas of the hearth and home spirits, but what do they mean to you in your personal practice? Why is the hearth important to the spirit of a house and your connection to it and how can you learn to better connect with and honor the spirits of your home? How do these connections change with the seasons, and how can we rekindle them to guide us through the year? Find these answers and learn about the history of the hearth and home in this course.
Elizabeth is a witch who blends their work with the Spirits of Place, local seasonal cycles, and the art of storytelling. They are an initiate in the Temple of Witchcraft mystery school and a Pisces Deputy Minister.
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:50 PM Workshop: Ancestral Line Healing: Clearing Legacy Burdens
with Elsa Elliott
As we journey through our healing journey, we sometimes find that parts of our shadow come from our ancestors either of blood or identity. Healing the part that is ours and that which is not is a deeply transformative process for the individual and the collective. As we heal, transformation and healing can flow outward, backwards, and forwards. This is the concept of legacy burdens in Internal Family Systems model of healing and this method of healing offers much that is in alignment with magickal practices. Elsa will share an overview of this healing model and will lead you in a meditative experience. Please be prepared to work with an issue that is safe for you to explore in the environment of this class. As you heal- the collective heals. Healing is contagious!
Elsa Elliott is a healer, intuitive reader, minister, teacher, a Temple Mystery School graduate, Internal Family Systems practitioner (and enthusiast), singer, and serves as Lead Minister of Scorpio. She is trained as a clinical mental health counselor. She serves as a psychopomp, facilitates conversations on death, provides healing sessions, officiates funerals and rites of passage, and teaches classes on grief, ancestor veneration, healing, and crossing over.
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Lecture: The Eight of Swords Ritual
with Steve Kenson
We can all use a reminder from time to time of the power and resources at our disposal. In this class, Temple High Priest Steve Kenson talks about a personal experience with taking what life hands you and turning it into a ritual to fuel your magick and the path you are looking to follow.
Steve Kenson is a Temple founder and Gemini lead minister. He has followed the winding path for decades, particularly inspired by deconstructive, modern, and ecstatic occult practices.
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Break
4:30 PM – 5:20 PM Lecture: Journey to the Heart of the Sun: Myths, Stories and Mysteries of Sekhmet
with Christine Ford
Meet Sekhmet – Egyptian lion-headed Goddess known as the Lady of the Red Garment, The One Before Whom Evil Trembles, Warrior, Healer, Protector, Fertility Goddess, Goddess of Pestilence, Lady of Great Magick and 10,000 names! Christine Ford will take you on a journey through her myths and stories, both ancient and modern. Discover ways to connect with this powerful Goddess by exploring Her sacred sites, correspondences, invocations, rituals, feast days, and more. Join us in this lively lecture complete with many resources for future study and exploration. For those who dare to call upon Her, a world of transformation awaits!
Christine Ford, also known as Sahu within the Temple of Witchcraft community, has been a long-time student of the esoteric and a practitioner of earth-based spirituality and witchcraft for over 8 years. She is a fourth degree initiate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s Mystery School with Christopher Penczak. In addition, she has certificates in Reiki I, Reiki II, Akashic Records Level I, Crystal Connections, and has a broad knowledge of various metaphysical topics. Christine works at the InSpirit Centre in Georgetown Ontario where she offers psychic readings using her own divination system, full moon gatherings, and various metaphysical workshops. Through InSpirit, she has assisted with many house clearings and has helped occasionally with paranormal investigations as a guest medium with the Searcher Group. Christine has also taught workshops at festivals, and retreats such as WomynSpirit. Visit Christine online at www.christinemarieford.com and www.InSpiritCentre.com
5:30 PM – 6:50 PM Dinner Break
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM Community Healing Vision Ritual: The Temple of the Seven Rays
with Christopher Penczak and featuring Temple Teachers Virginia Villarreal, Scott Smith, Ryan Cucchi, Amanda Dear, Jaleena Bauer, Stevie Grant and Justin Gaudet
Join with the Temple of Witchcraft community in a ritual celebrating the blessings of light and color as presented by the teachers of our mystery school. Join Witches holding space from Texas, California, Connecticut, Mississippi, Missouri, Washington, and Nova Scotia. Together we shall evoke the powers of the Sovereign, Seer, Sorcerer, Gardner, Builder, Philosopher, and Alchemist. Through guided visionary ritual we shall explore the seven stars within the heavens, the Earth, and the interior stars of our soul in the process of healing and transformation. By the blessings of the Archangels, Faeries and master Witches of the Mighty Dead, we shall build that temple of light crafted by no hands, but within the hearts of perfect love and perfect trust. We open our hearts to the seven pointed star of Venus to seek beauty triumphant. Witches are the torch bearers in the darkness of the winter world. Which color are you called to bear from the temple for yourself, your people, and for the greater good of the entire world?
8:15 PM – 11:00 PM After Hours Lounge
Hosted by Kimberly Vale
After Hours Lounge will be a chill online space to decompress, visit, and share with some quiet music and a glass of your favorite beverage.
TempleHearth Lectures, workshops and the Community Ritual will be recorded.
Imbolc, Breaks, and the After Hours Lounge will not be recorded.
Room stays opens during breaks.
Please note, there will be no vendors, readers, or sponsors for this event, though time between the offerings will feature short videos on different aspects of the Temple community and other community related groups and services.
TempleHearth Scholarships are available, please inquire here.