TempleHearth 2023

Temple Hearth 2023

$70 for all three days • Register at Eventbrite

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 Friday evening 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, followed by an after-hours social lounge. Classes Sunday culminate with a special community ritual, “The Cave of the Nine Mothers.”

TempleHearth: Illumination, Education and Magick

Imbolc Weekend, February 3-5, 2023

Price: $70 (Register at Eventbrite)
Registration is open until February 2. Don’t miss out on your chance to join us.
All proceeds to go to support the Temple of Witchcraft Community Center Fund
TempleHearth Scholarships are available, please inquire here.

TempleHearth 2023 shirts are available direct from Zazzle in styles white on black and black on white.

Event Schedule

Friday, February 3

All times are based on Central Standard Time (CST)

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.

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 4

All times are based on Central Standard Time (CST)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Circle
Technical test, morning centering and divination hosted by Shell Kyle, Lindsey Piech and Kelley Ross.

Adam Sartwell10:00 AM – 11:20 AM Workshop: Erecting the Healing Temple
with Adam Sartwell

Restoring, resetting, restful, transformative, and healing are states we can reach in the healing temple. Learn how to make a new space for healing in your life with Virgo lead minister and Temple founder Adam Sartwell. As we explore the concepts of the archetypal healing temple, Adam will offer practical ways to create a healing space, both physically and in spirit. Work with the inner temple, visit astral healing temples, or create a healing support vortex, as well as explore ways you can change a physical space to make it more healing.

Adam Sartwell works as a certified Consulting Hypnotist with certification by the National Guild of Hypnotists and the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists and is a professional Tarot reader. He is a co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft, and is the award winning 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 Intuitive Hypnosis. To see more about his work as an author, psychic reader, and teacher go to his website.

Christine Ford11:30 AM – 12:20 PM Lecture: Crafting the Muse: Calling on the Muses and Forging Relationships
with Christine Ford

Have you ever met an exceptionally magickal person and suddenly began to feel more magickal yourself? Have you ever been in a creative environment and found ideas of your own begin to flow more freely? Or perhaps you’ve read a book about mediumship and then had an unexpected experience? Whether or not you have experienced this yourself, as witches, we have great resources available to us. What if we could consciously use magick and ritual to connect with a muse and forge a new relationship? We can! Explore the possibilities and examine resources such as the magickal law of contagion and ritual to open new avenues of creativity and magick in your practice. This is what I call musecrafting!

Christine Ford is a High Priestess with the Temple of Witchcraft. She works at the InSpirit Centre in Georgetown Ontario doing psychic and mediumship readings, workshops, full moon gatherings, and more. As part of InSpirit’s Paranormal Team, she has assisted with many house clearings, personal clearings, and has helped occasionally with paranormal investigations as a guest medium with organizations such as the Searcher Group. Christine has also been both a local and international presenter for various festivals, retreats, and groups such as Templehearth, WomynSpirit, and Silver Circle. Visit Christine online at InSpirit Centre or her website.

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM Lunch Break

Amy Dove1:30 PM – 2:50 PM Workshop: Movement and Sound Through the Chakra
with Amy Dove

In this workshop we will discuss connections within our own energetic, or Chakra bodies and how to access and heal them through sound and movement. We will experience connection with one another and our own bodies through a guided meditation in motion and sound. When we have a clear energy body, we can sustain ultimate mental and physical health.

Amy Dove is a High Priestess of the Temple of Witchcraft and an active energy worker and practitioner. A daughter of the green Goddess, she provides divination through Palm Reading, personalized meditations, flower essences and cards. Amy Dove is a certified Sound Healer and Reiki Master Teacher working especially with women in her community. Visit her website.

Dawn Marie Costorf3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Lecture: Connection and Empowerment through Myth
with Dawn Marie Costorf

Story and myths play an important role in the turning of the wheel of the year and they can also play a transforming role in our own personal development. Join Dawn Marie Costorf as we delve into the myths and stories of some of our favorite and sometimes misunderstood Gods and Goddesses and think about their choices in their lore. Would we have chosen the same given the circumstance? Is there other wisdom hidden within? There will be a talk followed by a journey to connect, along with time for questions at the end.

Dawn Marie Costorf is a High Priestess at the Temple of Witchcraft in Salem, NH. Dawn has been a witch since 1992 and she is a practiced ritualist and teacher. She is one of the Pisces Deputy Ministers and leads some of the Full Moon circles for the Temple. She is an accomplished Tarot reader and she also works with the Ogham, Witch’s Runes and Oracle Cards for readings and insight. Dawn is a Reiki Master and volunteers with the Virgo ministry to help heal what is needed. Dawn lives in Massachusetts with her family and loves sewing and crafting, delving deep into myth, fairy tales and lore.

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Break

4:30 PM – 5:20 PM Lecture: Psychedelia Magicka
with Justin Gaudet

There are many paths to gnosis, and probably the most shunned, suppressed, feared, and even outlawed is the Path of Psychedelia. Psychedelics question the very nature of our reality. They can even shake the very foundations of our identity and sense of self and separation. Let’s lift the veil together and explore the historical practices of psychedelic magick employed by our ancient ancestors with these divine sacraments to touch the ineffable mystery.

Justin Gaudet is a High Priest, ordained minister, and certified teacher for the Temple of Witchcraft, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Seership and the necromantic arts are a core part of Justin’s practice. Having additional training in psychic development and mediumship, he incorporates necromancy, trance possession, divination, and other forms of death walking and spirit work into his craft. Justin’s personal occult studies and fascination have been focused on the historic magickal use of psychedelic and entheogenic plants and fungi within witchcraft, and other mystical and occult traditions.

5:30 PM – 6:50 PM Dinner Break

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Imbolc Celebration
with the Pisces Ministry

Light your hearth fire and join the Pisces Ministry as we turn the wheel of the year for Imbolc.

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM After Hours Lounge
Hosted by Ryan Cucchi

“Nothing is inconceivable, & everything is possible. The proof is in the magic of music.” – P. Goodwin

After a day packed with Magick and learning, join your fellow T.O.W. Members for an evening of music, games and laughter. Grab your favorite beverage and roll up to your computer screen for Templehearth’s After-Hours Lounge hosted by Ryan Cucchi.

Sunday, February 5

All times are based on Central Standard Time (CST)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Check-in
with Shell, Lindsey and Chistopher

Winifred Tannetta Costello10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Lecture: Open Your Road to Good Fortune with Prosperity Vessel Magick
with Winifred Tannetta Costello

Are you seeking to align, attract and receive more prosperity, but feel like somehow your energy flow in this area is a bit pinched, stagnant or blocked? Learn how to open the way, often called the “road,” to receiving good fortune and prosperity into your life with your magickal focus being centered within your own Prosperity Vessel. (Often referred to as a Prosperity or Money Pot in Folk Magick) Participants will learn: Overview of what exactly is the “road” to Good Fortune & why it matters to work with yours. How to create, activate and maintain (feed) your own “Prosperity Vessel Magick” with ingredients you can readily source. Clear, actionable steps and instruction to understand the magickal process that can apply to real-world actions so that you can get started opening your road to good fortune and prosperity. A companion workbook will be included.

Winifred (She/Her) is an Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master Teacher, Tarot Reader, and Witch. She is the founder and mentor of The Witching Well Community and proprietress of the online Pagan Shop, AwenTree. She has experience and training in Goddess Traditions, Faery Seership, Folk Magick, Witchcraft and Tarot. She is a National Guild Certified Hypnotherapist & Past Life Regression Facilitator. Winifred is an avid outdoors-person, active in hiking, backpacking, camping and organic gardening. She lives with her husband and dog on unceded Pocumtuc Land in Western MA.

Christopher Penczak11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Workshop: Return to the Master of the Forge
with Christopher Penczak

The Master of the Forge is the divine craftsman embodied in many of the blacksmith and alchemical deities. In the second degree of the Temple, we visit with the Master for greater understanding of our tools, though few remember to return. In this teaching, we will discuss the deeper metaphysics of the Master of the Forge as divine craftsman and demiurge, various forge deities, and the role between the Master of the Forge and Aphrodite Luciferia in the mythos of the Temple of Witchcraft.

Christopher Penczak is one of the co-founders of the Temple of Witchcraft, teacher, healing facilitator, and an author of more than thirty books. More information can be found at christopherpenczak.com.

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM Lunch Break

HP Oceana1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Lecture: Glamour at the Hearth: A Domestic Goddess Guide to Enchanting Magnetism & Sparkle
with Oceana LeBlanc

As witches and homemakers, we can tend to think of domestic duties as dull work at worst and sacred devotion at best. However, how often do we work on the domestic altar within to sparkle up our own hearths and keep that flickering flame of joy dancing in the cold of winter? How can we create mirth with an ongoing infusion of love to fluff up even the grumpiest of counterparts? This class will be a joyful foray into bringing glamour, love, fun, and flirtation into the home and beyond, beginning with locating our internal Aphrodite year round.

Oceana Leblanc is a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft, a Tantrik Yogini trained in both eastern and western tantra, and a healer and teacher working with energy, aroma, sexuality, nature, and chocolate. As a musician, fashion model, and a licensed cosmetologist/colorist with a career spanning 30 years, she came by her love of glamour magick witnessing women transform their attitudes in her chair. Her work focuses on empowerment and raising self-esteem through mentorship, education, and coaching, as she has founded both Goddess Reiki and the GoddessCraft Circle online program as well as a co-pioneer of the global Red Tent Temple Movement. For more information, visit Goddess Oceana.

Michael Usher2:30 PM – 3:50 PM The Telling is in the Doing: Meeting the Dagda, All-Father of the Tuatha de Danann
with Michael Usher

The Dagda is considered to be the “Good God” and Ollathair (All Father) of the Tuatha De Danann in Irish lore. Pour yourself a hot beverage and settle in beside the hearthfire with High Priest Michael Usher as he shares the lore of The Dagda, ways of connecting with Him in the present and how those in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition might find parallels with the Singer and the Song Godform of our timeless tradition. We will then journey together to meet An Dagda, allowing participants to introduce themselves to this God of life and death, seasons, agriculture, fertility, and magic.

Michael Usher is a High Priest of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition, member of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) and resides in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. With two decades of study and practice, he began studying with the Temple of Witchcraft in 2015 and is a graduate of their seminary program. Michael’s main focus throughout his spiritual practice has been geared towards serving the community through public ritual facilitation, education and networking.

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Break

Steve Kenson4:30 PM – 5:20 PM Lecture: From Awakening to Elderhood: The Queer Journey of the Wheel
with Steve Kenson

A look at the Wheel of the Year as celebrated by many modern witches and pagans through the lens of queer life-experience, and what this particular journey can reveal to us, both queer (LGBTQ+) and non-queer (cis gender and heterosexual) alike.

Steve Kenson (he/him) is a founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and Gemini lead minister, the ministry responsible for the Queer Mysteries (among other things). The article that forms the basis for this class appeared in the anthology “Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries”.

5:30 PM – 6:50 PM Dinner Break

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM The Temple of the Nine Mothers
with Christopher Penczak and the Temple of Witchcraft Community

Enter into an otherworldly state to seek the Nine Mothers of the Temple of the Earth. Listen to the tale of the great escape and the creation of the temples of the deep earth, sanctuaries in times of wordly trouble. Seek the wisdom, healing, and guidance of the Nine Mothers as mediated by the inner order priesthood of the Timeless Tradition. Use poetry, art and devotion to commune with the Mothers. Enter the chambers of the Blood Mother, Bear Mother, Bird Mother, Green Mother, First Mothers, Deep Mother, Stone Mother, Sea Mother, and Star Mother to experience their Mysteries.

 


  • 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 or readers for this event, time between the offerings will feature short videos on different aspects of the Temple community, event sponsors, and other community related groups and services.

TempleHearth Scholarships are available, please inquire here.

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