SaturdayAugust 22, 2020

10:30 am
Opening

Welcoming the Spirits of Inspiration

Online

Christopher Penczak

Join Temple Co-Founder Christopher Penczak welcoming you to TempleFest 2020 Online and in honor of the Mysteries of the Blue Ray, an opening ritual evocation of the Nine Sisters, the Nine Faery Muses, to guide our hearts and hands in magickal community through this otherworldly connection as we gather together virtually. Invite the sisters to share their blessings with you and discover which might have a special relationship in your own life.

This session is available to weekend pass-holders only.

11:00 am
Workshops

Dealings with the Faery Court

Online

Steve Kenson

The Temple of Witchcraft has an agreement with the Faery Court of Queen Aroxana and King Aubrey. We’ll look at the history and lore of this relationship, how it has developed, and how it continues to benefit both Temple and Court.

12:00 pm
Workshops

This Land is Your Land: American Influences in Contemporary Witchcraft

Online

Thorn Mooney

As contemporary witches and Pagans, it’s no secret that we pull inspiration from a number of historical groups, peoples, and events, including the European witch trials, the Grimoire Tradition, the Golden Dawn, and Freemasonry. But did you know that several uniquely American movements also played significant parts in the development of our modern magical traditions? In this crash course workshop, we take a survey of some of the biggest (and sometimes unsung) players in the history of modern witchcraft: Theosophy, Transcendentalism, New Thought, Spiritualism, and the Human Potential Movement. What made (and makes) the United States such fertile ground for the Craft, and what can we learn by more thoroughly exploring and embracing these influences?

1:00 pm
Meal Time

Lunch Break

2:00 pm
Workshops

Plants and Planets

Online

Sam Belyea

A book can tell you a list of planetary correspondences for herbal workings, but it is more powerful to recognize the magick behind the meaning. In this class we will be discussing the five different parts of a plant and the seven personal planets of traditional Astrology. By returning back to the natural elements and doctrine of signatures, we can improve our spell casting through observation, communication and partnership with the plant and stellar kingdoms.

3:00 pm
Workshops

Prosperity and Magick for Witches and Mages

Online

Elhoim Leafer

Money is not everything, but if you want to live fully during your time on this physical plane, it is best if you have certain resources.  And many of those resources are only acquired through an energetic transaction. Money – from bills and coins to checks and electronic transfers – is a physical manifestation of your inner abundance, energetic expression of your own karmic, and individual wealth. The better you understand it, the better your access to that abundant life will be. In this workshop, we will focus and speak openly about that relationship that is so difficult to understand, the relationship between Witches and Mages with money. We will answer such common questions as, “Why is it so difficult for many members of our community to get it?”.  Especially when we can make money flow in the lives of others, what is wrong with those prosperity spells we are doing ourselves?  Is it acceptable to ask the divine for assistance for ourselves? What mistakes are we making when evoking money in our own lives? We will open this talk with a ritual (simple for you to replicate at home) to attract money, and we will speak openly about the topic. We will close with some tips to use in rituals for money, conjure abundance and good fortune.

4:00 pm
Workshops

Divination with the Dead

Online

Danielle Dionne

We stand on the shoulders of the ancestors and they continue to guide us from beyond the veil. Discover why the dead choose to connect with the living, the types of ancestors accessible to us, and how to to partner with your ancestors to gain clearer insight, wisdom, and guidance. Develop and deepen your connection to the dead through ancestor veneration, divination, mediumship, and spirit communication. Learn to partner with the dead to enhance your life.

5:00 pm
Meal Time

Dinner

SundayAugust 23, 2020

11:00 am
Workshops

Emerald: Master Healer and Light-Bringer

Online

Nicholas Pearson

Emerald is among the rarest and most prized of precious stones, and it has collected a large body of lore and legend. This verdant gem holds a special place in gemstone therapy as a master healer, yet emerald also represents both the heart of the Earth Mother and the embodied light of Lucifer. Learn why emerald is a valuable ally for coping with crisis and uncertainty and discover how to open the doors to profound personal and planetary healing.

12:00 pm
Workshops

From the Holy Mountain to the Sacred Cave: Journey of Descent

Online

Katrina Messenger

Throughout human history, a sacred timeless path has called to women (and some men) over and over again, the path of descent. And unlike the hero’s journey where at each juncture the hero attains gifts, tools, or allies, the descent journey asks us to relinquish our hard won trophies, shatter our deeply held convictions, dissolve our ego-supporting illusions, and surrender our very innocence. In this workshop, we will review the three models of descent via myth, folktale and film.

1:00 pm
Meal Time

Lunch

2:00 pm
Workshops

Exploring the Anatomy of a Witch

Online

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Discover the five essential organs or systems that enable a Witch to more fully embody their magic and develop their personal practice. From symbol to synergy, we will use the metaphysical body of the Witch as a guide to tapping into the greatest and most powerful tool in our possession – our own physical bodies.

3:00 pm
Workshops

Storytelling to Celebrate Darkness for all Ages

Online

Erica Baron

Mythologies from around the world celebrate light and warmth, but it’s much harder to find stories that celebrate darkness and cold. As our world warms and lightens in dangerous ways, stories that celebrate darkness can help us rebalance. I will share several stories celebrating darkness in an engaging way for participants of all ages.

4:00 pm
Workshops

Lost Phases of the Moon: Honoring the waning and waxing moons

Online

E. Massey

Learn how to honor and harness the power of the often-forgotten moon phases. From rituals to tarot spreads this class will give you the tools you need to utilize the waning and waxing moons. Based on E. Massey’s book “The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” you will explore new ways to expand your magickal calendar.

5:00 pm
Meal Time

Dinner

6:00 pm
Rituals

The Emerald of the Grail

Online

Christopher Penczak, Thorn Mooney, Nicholas Pearson

Gather in the place that is not a place and in the time that is not a time to experience the Holy Grail as the Fallen Stone of Light. The Holy Grail is the cup that heals the individual and the Wasteland. Carved from an emerald fallen from the heavenly crown of the light bearer, other tales say it became the tablet of the alchemists. Both are true, dividing the ways of the heart and the head, the dark and the light, and the wet and the dry. Together, we seek the mystery of the emerald heart of the Goddess and her twins, the eastern and western stars, reuniting them to heal the land and the people. Together, we call upon the wisdom of the five imperishable king stars of the north. Together we shall open the five petaled rose that blooms in the Wasteland and make the magickal medicine of the heart, revivifying ourselves, regenerating the world, and reuniting us with those beyond the veils.