TempleHearth 2022


$65 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 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 with Christopher Penczak, Kelley Ross, and Shell Kyle. Followed by an after hours social lounge. Continued classes Sunday culminates with a Community Healing Ritual.

TempleHearth: Illumination, Education and Magick

Imbolc Weekend, February 4-6, 2022

Price: $65 (Register at Eventbrite)
Registration closes February 2. Be sure to register no later than February 1.
All proceeds to go to support the Temple of Witchcraft Community Center Fund
TempleHearth Scholarships are available, please inquire here.

TempleHearth 2022 shirts are available through Zazzle.

Event Schedule

Friday, February 4

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 5

All times are based on Central Standard Time (CST)

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Opening: Coffee Circle
Technical test, morning centering and divination hosted by Christopher Penczak, Kelley Ross, and Shell Kyle.

Winifred Tannetta Costello10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Lecture: Bringing Sweetness, Nurturing Warmth & Applying Heat to Your Magick
with Winifred Tannetta Costello

In this lecture we will look at the roles of sweetness, warmth, energy and heat as powerful agents in your magick; through the lens of spices, stimulants and natural sweeteners commonly found in your cupboards. Together, we will take a robust tour through each category so you can learn how, and when, to apply specific ingredients for each; sweetness, warmth, heat and stimulation. These supportive catalysts introduce the aspects of softening, connectivity, influence, activation and quickening to your spell craft. Whether in the heart of winter, a seasonal doldrum, or any time you are feeling a bit stagnant, these everyday resources can be just what you need to invigorate your magick.

Winifred is a Visionary Healer, Reiki Master Teacher, Tarot Reader, Mentor & Witch. She is the founder & facilitator of The Witching Well, an online magickal community for Earth Mystics & proprietress of the online Witch Shop, AwenTree. She has experience and training in Goddess Traditions, Witchcraft, Faery Seership, Folk Magick 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, dog and two cats in Western MA. Follow her on instagram @awentree.

Christopher Penczak11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Workshop: The Magick of Hermes Trismegistus
with Christopher Penczak

Thrice Great Hermes is the author of The Emerald Tablet and the master of magick and alchemy. A manifestation of the civilizing force, his power flows through history with Thoth, Mercury, Seth, Zoroaster, Enoch, Idris, and Buddha. What does he have to do with the Sorcerer of the Ray of Wisdom and the Witch Soul? Work with this master in magick and vision, as an ally and force, not just as a historic figure. Find your own triple wisdom and unlock the secrets of the inner alchemy.

Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabala and co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft.

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM Lunch Break

Deborah Stellhorn1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Lecture: Serpents and Witches: Reclaiming Our Power
with Deborah Stellhorn

Serpents, snakes, Witches, and Magicians have a long history of being vilified in myths and legends across many societies and times. Snakes, dragons, and serpents are known for their power but are also depicted as demons, devils, and beings to avoid. Oftentimes, victims of abuse were labeled Witches to justify the crimes perpetuated against them, as in the tale of Medusa or the actual Witch trials that took place across the world and continue today.

In this class we will look at the similarities between the way serpents and Witches have been vilified and how we can work with serpent energy today to reclaim our power and seek healing and justice for those persecuted in the name of Witchcraft.

Deborah Stellhorn is a High Priestess, Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. She works as a Deputy in the Sagittarius Ministry and is the Temple’s Fundraising Coordinator. Debbie has been a member of the Temple of Witchcraft since 2012 and lives in New Jersey.

Christine Ford2:30 PM – 3:50 PM Workshop: Divination for Spellwork and the Art of Asking Questions
with Christine Ford

Divination in its many forms has been used since ancient times to gain answers to our questions and tap into our wisdom, but how can we use it to enhance our spellwork? In this interactive workshop Christine will take us on a journey through some unique Tarot spreads designed specifically with spellwork preparation in mind. We’ll also work together to craft some powerful questions to get the answers we most need and want to ensure a successful spell. Participants will need a deck of Tarot cards, a journal, and a pendulum. All skill levels are welcome. Card spreads will vary from beginner to advanced. Together we’ll have an opportunity to try out some spreads and share our wisdom!

Christine Ford has been a long-time student of the esoteric and a practitioner of earth-based spirituality and witchcraft. She is a fourth-degree priestess with the Temple of Witchcraft and currently studying Witchcraft Five with Christopher Penczak in the Mystery School. Christine works at the InSpirit Centre in Georgetown Ontario where she offers psychic readings using her own divination system, mediumshjp, full moon gatherings, and various other metaphysical workshops. 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 been a presenter for various festivals, retreats, and groups such as Templehearth, WomynSpirit, and Silver Circle.

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Break

Chris Giroux4:30 PM – 5:20 PM Lecture: The Ifa World View
with Chris Giroux

Ifa is the West African religion of the Yoruba people that gave rise to New World spiritual traditions such as Santeria, Lucumi, Candomble and various other practices throughout the African Diaspora. Ifa, and Her offspring, has a unique approach to “feeding” the souls and spirits of Her followers. This lecture is designed to introduce you to the Ifa world view and the spirits and deities that inhabit it.

Christopher Giroux has been studying and practicing magic for over thirty years. An accomplished Tarot reader and teacher, long standing member of the Temple Community, Initiated Priest of the Ancestors and the Inner Convocation, he has led workshops on Concepts of the Goddess from around the world, Tarot, Runes, the Ifa Religion of West Africa and the Faerie Faith of the Celtic World.

5:30 PM – 6:50 PM Dinner Break

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Imbolc Celebration
and General Member Consecration Rite

with Christopher Penczak, Kelley Ross, and Shell Kyle

Materials needed: White candle

After the birth of the Child of Light at Yule, the Goddess of the Earth sleeps in the Cave of Dreams, dreaming the next year for when she awakens and rises at Ostara. As the ice melts the waters descend and drip into the cave, softening the clays of creation. Join her dream for a time that is the dream of the world. Shape the clay of the creation. Dream. Heal. Create. Then begin to gently warm and wake her with the light you bear in your heart so she may rise and make the dream true.

8:30 PM – 10:30 PM After Hours Lounge
Hosted by Kimberly Vale

Gather Saturday night for an evening of music, conversation, games, and prizes. Grab a libation and come on down to The Lounge with Kimberly Vale.

Sunday, February 6

All times are based on Central Standard Time (CST)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Check-in with IT
Technical test with Kelley and Shell.

Adam Sartwell10:00 AM – 11:20 AM Workshop: Hypnos and Gnosis
with Adam Sartwell

As witches we use natural trance states to bend, shape, understand, and commune with all realms. The different levels of trance allow us to access different abilities and levels of the mind to create beneficial change. In this class, we will explore the differences between various trance states, some common misconceptions, and some of the methods we use to access them. An opportunity to experience a trance state through hypnosis will be offered at the end of this class.

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 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.

Karen Williamson11:30 AM – 12:20 PM Lecture: Reiki Magick
with Karen Williamson

What is Magickal Reiki? Do people come to you with different difficulties, problems, illnesses and even spirit attachments? The magick of Reiki can help them feel relaxed, have new hope, experience joy. By connecting to Reiki and the Goddess/God, we allow the love to flow through us and into another. By combining Reiki with magick we can watch them transform, gain confidence, make major changes in their lives and experience some amazing healings. We will talk about the Holy Fire Reiki energy, the extra things we can use Reiki for besides healing sessions, and have an Ocean of Holy Love Experience.

Karen is an Ordained Minister and High Priestess with the Temple of Witchcraft, and currently a TA for The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft 2021-2022 class taught in St. Louis, MO. As a Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher (aka Reiki Mama), she has created a 10-month Reiki Master Practitioner program that meets once a month. With this program you are taught with hands on experience and even field trips. People travel from all over to take these classes. As a manager of a St. Louis Metaphysical store, Pathways Metaphysical Books and Gifts, she has been serving the Pagan community for over 8 years. She has created Sabbat kits to sell in the store to help turn the Wheel of the Year, including a ritual and explanation of each Sabbat. Several times a week, she goes live on Facebook for a candle lighting ritual, tarot and/or oracle reading, and offers magickal tips and ideas. She combines her Certification in Aromatherapy and Herbalism with her love of crafting and teaches several classes using her knowledge, including soap making and making magickal crafts. Utilizing her love of soap making, she has turned a soap making hobby into a part-time business. Want a tarot reading, well sure she can do that too.

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM Lunch Break

Daniel Lupacchino1:30 PM – 2:50 PM Workshop: Nemetona: The Goddess of the Sacred Grove
with Dan Lupacchino

Nemetona is considered the Goddess of Sacred Space. Come with High Priest Dan Lupacchino to learn a little history about this transformative Goddess, as we seek her help in journeying to our own sacred grove, our inner landscape. Meet powerful yet lesser-known Goddess in meditation, and Learn how this she can help us address and provide healing to our inner and outer worlds. Winter is a time of turning inwards, and this class with provide some insight and tools to cultivating and empower the sacred space within.

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.

Danielle Dionne3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Lecture: How to Give a Mediumship Reading
with Danielle Dionne

Curious how to connect with the dead in a reading? Are you a psychic reader who gets asked for mediumship and could use some tips for a successful session? In this class, learn the basic elements of a mediumship reading. Danielle will discuss ways to create a sacred space for mediumship, ways to make the recipient of the reading comfortable and open to the experience, and how to give an evidential mediumship message. Processes and components of a reading will be explored as well as possible ways those in the spirit world may bring through information. Practice exercises will be suggested for you to try on your own to help learn and improve your unique way of offering mediumship. The goal of this class is to give you confidence to connect with the dead to deliver helpful, healing, and empowering messages that serve both the living and dead.

Danielle Dionne is a psychic medium, witch, and herbalist. She is the author of the book Magickal Mediumship (Llewellyn, 2020). She runs Moth and Moon Studio, an online spiritual education center, and provides online readings and services. Her practice draws upon a vast foundation in mediumship, occultism, healing arts, witchcraft, and herbalism. Danielle is an initiate in the Temple of Witchcraft and serves as Scorpio Deputy Minister. She co-hosts Mortal Musings, a witch-run discussion group about death and making the most out of one’s mortal existence.

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Break

Sellena4:30 PM – 5:20 PM Lecture: Embodying the Cauldron of Inspiration
with Amanda (Sellena) Dear

This workshop will explore the mysteries of the creative process. Artists, musicians, writers, craftsfolk, and artisans of every variety experience the transformative power of creativity. Artists bring consciousness into form and recreate themselves in the process. We will explore the occult mechanics of forging inspiration and discuss ways to connect spiritually to your artistic practice, creative guides, and the flow of Awen through creative initiation.

Sellena is a High Priestess and Ordained minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. She works with the Sagittarius Ministry as a Teacher and Student Mentor online as well as moderating the Temple’s Runic Stones Study group. 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 sellena@templeofwitchcraft.org

5:30 PM – 6:50 PM Dinner Break

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM Hearth Fire: Community Healing Ritual
with Ryan Cucchi

Whether it is a fireplace with a roaring fire and candle adorned mantle or a stove top dotted with simmering pots and herbaceous aromas, the Hearth is an integral part of many Witches’ practice. The Hearth’s humble structure and modest tools hold the power of the Elements. Through a guided journey we will travel in community to the Sacred Hearth and embrace its flame to heal and empower us.

  • 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.