Christopher 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 Qabalah.
He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States.
Wendy is our special guest and keynote speaker for TempleFest 2019. She is an Australian visionary songstress who will be performing live.
Adam Sartwell co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft, Lead minister of the virgo ministry, and an ordained minister. He is a Reiki Master, professional tarot diviner, Hypnotist, and psychic healer. Award wining Author of Twenty-one days of Reiki and The Blessing Cord. He has been published in anthologies such as Green lovers, Ancestors of the craft, and Foundations of the temple.
Steve Kenson is Temple of Witchcraft co-founder, board vice-president, and Gemini lead minister. He has studied and practiced occult traditions for over twenty years, focused on his current ministry’s areas of communication (symbolism and meaning), queer spirituality, spirit-work, and heresy (in it’s original meaning “to choose”).
Allison is an ordained minister in the Temple of Witchcraft, where she serves the Leo Ministry. She has been offering meditative movement workshops for several years and her penchant for embodied meditative practice has now taken root in the work of the rosary. A witch with a Catholic upbringing, Allison is always seeking the shared mysteries of these traditions, as well as the (seemingly) lost divine feminine of Christianity.
Danielle Dionne is a psychic medium, herbalist, healer and witch. Danielle has had a lifelong connection to the dead and has been reading professionally for over a decade. She runs Moth and Moon Studio, a spiritual education center located in Bedford, NH. Her eclectic practice draws upon a vast foundation in mediumship, healing arts, witchcraft, herbalism and rootwork. Danielle serves as Scorpio deputy minister in the Temple and is also a member of the Sacred Fires tradition.
Chris is a Witchcraft V student with a passion for occult theory and the natural world. He holds a particular fascination with magickal systems like Qabalah and geomancy, which a special focus in astrology. Outside of the Temple, he is a professional astrologer reading at Moth and Moon Studio in Bedford, NH.
Christopher Orapello is an artist, witch, and animist with a background in western occultism, ceremonial magick, Freemasonry and has been on his journey for over 20 years. He co-hosts the podcast Down at the Crossroads with his partner, Tara-Love Maguire. After a growing desire for a more locally-based form of witchcraft, he and Tara founded Blacktree coven in 2014. His first book- Besom, Stang, and Sword- co-written with Tara, is currently available from Weiser Books wherever books are sold.
Dragon Witchfyre is a minister, teacher, priestess, shamanic witch, bard, Tarot reader, and magickal gardener. Dragon’s dedication to community outreach has led her to become deputy minister to both Cancer and Capricorn ministries, where she oversees donations and prison ministry respectively. It was her work with prison inmates that really opened Dragon’s eyes to the potential of working magickally with people and spirits that are often marginalized and forgotten.
Elizabeth Graham is a multi-generational witch, writer, psychic and medium. She was born and raised in Salem Massachusetts into a pagan family and has been practicing for over twenty years.She is an initiate and deputy minister within the Temple of Witchcraft.
Elsa Elliott is a healer, intuitive reader, minister, teacher, a Temple Mystery School graduate, Internal Family Systems enthusiast, singer, and serves as the Lead Minister of Scorpio. She has helped the dead cross over for 20 years. She wrote a chapter on Funerals and Crossing Over for the upcoming Rites of Passage anthology. She facilitates Death Cafes and provides classes on grief and bereavement, ancestor communication, and crossing over.
Erica Baron is a Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister, serving a congregation in upstate New York. She has been quilting for almost twenty years, and has recently branched out into making garments.
Hawkeye has been attending Templefest for about 5 years now and has been part of Team Templefest for 3 years. Falling in love with Sacred Fire, she became a fire tender under the direction of Wren, Kim and Jason in 2015. And was given the honor to manage and keep every one safe in this sacred space. This year she is looking forward to seeing some old friends and new faces. Remember to Stop. Drop. And Roll. Hail!
Jacq Civitarese is an ordained Cabot High Priestess, an Elder and Board Member of the Cabot Kent Hermetic Temple in Salem, MA. Born in the Witch City, Jacq has studied psychic phenomena and witchcraft for 3 decades. An artist, psychic, tarot reader, healer and counselor. Jacq teaches workshops and is an active leader in her witch community; leading Sabbats, Faerie Ministry, Newsletters, and Pre-3 program. Aside that, she professionally designs and stitches period/majick clothing for 21 years.
Jason Nadeau is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner/Diviner, and Certified Firewalk Instructor. He has studied various shamanic traditions including West African (Dagara) and Northern Tradition Shamanism in addition to being enrolled in the Temple Mystery School. His experience with Runes began by participating and assisting with rituals, ordeals, and other Norse practices.
Justice the Wizard has been devoted to their Craft since the age of 13. After 29 years living in their home state of Michigan, Justice has been a resident of Salem, MA since August 2017. This marks their 3rd year attending and participating at Templefest. Justice can be found offering readings, spiritual services, classes and public rituals at The Cauldron Black in Salem, while also supporting Spiritus Arcanum’s creative process in the workshop, and assisting during vending and teaching events.
Katrina Messenger is a poet, priestess, warrior and witch.
Mat Auryn (New England) is a witch, writer, professional psychic, and occult teacher throughout New England. He writes for Patheos Pagan in his blog For Puck’s Sake and other pagan periodicals, and publications. He has appeared on radio, podcasts, and magazines throughout the world. Mat has studied under prominent occultists such as Christopher Penczak, Laurie Cabot, Devin Hunter, Storm Faerywolf & Jason Miller. His first book Psychic Witch will be published through Llewellyn Worldwide in 2020.
Matooka Moonbear is an intuitive ritualist, initiated High Priestess in Feminine Mysteries & Temple of Witchcraft. Creator of Hoops of Life Divination Shamanic Consultations, leads workshops & Ritual Healing sessions
Matthew Venus is an artist, folk magician, and witch with nearly three decades of study and teaching within thevmagical arts. He is the owner and lead apothecary of Spiritus Arcanum, an online occult shop with an emphasis upon quality and handcrafted wares.
Michael is a witch, ordained minister, High Priest, Board Member, Aries lead minister, and 3rd degree black belt in karate. Michael is responsible for TOW protection, leads protection rituals and other rituals. Michael oversees Aries’s military outreach, teaches self-defense classes, performs crossing over rites, administers Reiki, Templefest planning, mentors’ students in the mystery school, and counsel’s community members.
Michael Smith has been practicing Wicca, Magick, and various esoteric disciplines since 1989. He has been active in the pagan community since 1993 when he became a member of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan organization in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is an Elder of the ASW and and formally served as High Priest of Coven of the Rowan Star. He lives in southern Delaware and is one of the stewards of Seelie Court, 102 acres of pagan-owned land dedicated to the pagan paths.
Ravenstarr is a Shamballa and Usui Reiki Master and teacher with over 16 years of practice. She is a W4 student in the Temple Of Witchcraft. Ravenstarr is very multi-talented – she has over 18 years of experience reading the Tarot and Oracle cards for her clients, a natural empath. She has been teaching spiritual classes for over a decade.
Renee Bedard is a psychic intuitive channel and a Usui Reiki Master Teacher. For over nine years, Renee has worked at ZuZu’s Healing Arts in Melrose, MA seeing clients for readings, energy work, holding Circles, and classes woven in myth and magic to empower clients. With her spirits and guides, Renee can observe a situation and offer insight and guidance to help empower her clients so they can move forward. Renee also enjoys writing on spiritual matters on her Facebook page.
Priestess Renée Des Anges is a W3 initiate of the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School. Renée participates in many Temple events & volunteer work. She has led her own unique Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired Dark Moon Rituals. Her business, The House Of The Hidden, specializes in handcrafted artisan occult wares & magickal services. In addition to her witchcraft & spiritual studies, she has been practicing rewilding/primitive/ancestral skills & crafts. Renée loves dance, yoga, art, & traveling.
Ryan is a ordained Minister and TA for W3 of the Temple of Witchcraft with a particular affinity for the Green World. Residing in Connecticut he blends his passion for Under World magic and Green World to Co-facilitate public ritual.
Sam Belyea is a practicing astrologer and founder of Scorpio Rising Astrology. His daily astrology posts have become popular on social media due to his ability to communicate precise theory in a down-to-earth way. Sam’s background in physical medicine and magick allow him to teach both the medical and modern views of astrological interpretation. When he is not seeing clients, his practice revolves around timed planetary and zodiac-inspired ritual to prepare herbal formulas and talismans.
Stevie Grant, HPS/ordained minister, is Dean of Students of the Temple’s Mystery School and Seminary. She combines her Temple training with longtime experience as spiritual counselor, healer, Reiki Master, public ritual leader, teacher of Witchcraft, clinical psychologist and university professor. She meditates in her Pacific Northwest garden of herbs and gourds that become magickally inspired art.
Sue Ustas has been working and communicating with crystals and stones since she was a child. In her teens, her natural psychic abilities began to surface. She pursued these gifts, and over the past 30 years has honed them through many studies, experiences and challenges. In 2002, she started ZuZu’s Healing Arts, where she offers psychic readings, classes, meditations, workshops, shopping and events. Her crystal grid meditations are deep, palpable experiences with crystalline energies.
Tara-Love Maguire has been a practicing witch for over 30 years. She co-hosts the podcast, Down at the Crossroads, with Christopher Orapello, and together they founded Blacktree Coven- a traditional witchcraft coven in NJ. Their first book- Besom, Stang, & Sword- is available now wherever books are sold from Red Wheel/Weiser Books.
Virginia Ann Villarreal is a High Priestess and Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft and Co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft Texas. She is also an 11th Degree Rosicrucian and healer.
Wren has formally been exploring magical earth-centered paths for over 20 years & informally all his life. Wren is a graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School. His primary focus is primal shamanic energies. Wren leads workshops and retreats on Sacred Sexuality, Shamanic Pathways, Runic Initiations, Vision Quests, Weekend Pagan gatherings, meditation, & facilitates the Embracing SIN series. Wren is the Scorpio Deputy Minister for Sacred Sexuality and Aires Deputy Minister.
E. Massey is an author, artist, teacher and practicing Witch. Author of “The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” and “The Little Witch’s Curriculum”(2019). He holds a degree in Early Childhood Development and has contributed to education curriculums. Nominated 2018’s Witch Way Magazine Awards “Favorite Witch Teacher. He a spiritual advisor, tarot reader, and paranormal medium. Originally initiated in a non-linage Gardnerian tradition, he now follows a traditional Witchcraft, indigenous and Lucumí path.
Roxie Zwicker has been connecting with spirits and energies all her life. A gifted reader and intuitive for over 25 years, she has been teaching for over 15 years. She is a partner and teacher for Deadwick’s Ethereal Emporium. The crooked path has always been a constant under her feet and her mission is to honor it’s teachings throughout her daily work. She is the owner of New England Curiosities and is the author of 7 books on New England legends and is the hostess of Wicked Curious Radio.
Harold Roth is among the foremost authorities on plants within the modern occult community. For the past 15 years, he has owned and operated Alchemy Works, an online store focused on herb magic, where he crafts and sells incense, potions, and magical oils. The Witching Herbs has been in the works for a decade and is eagerly anticipated.