Christopher Penczak is a modern Witch working in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and community that he co-founded. His practice focuses on the intersection of Love, Will, and Wisdom as an ethos for today’s Witch, and focuses upon relationships with the plant realm, the patterns of astrology, traditional occultism, and the use of trance in the Craft. He is the author of many books, including the award winning Temple of Witchcraft series, as well as the co-owner of Copper Cauldron Publishing. His vision is of an evolving Witchcraft culture making magick accessible to all, yet preserving the heart of the mystery. For more information, visit www.christopherpenczak.com and www.templeofwitchcraft.org.
Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, performer, and Modern Traditional Witch based in New England. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. Laura is the author of the bestselling Llewellyn books Weave the Liminal, Sigil Witchery, and Anatomy of a Witch, as well as the Liminal Spirits Oracle (artist/author), The Witch’s Cauldron, and co-author of The Witch’s Altar with Jason Mankey. Laura edited The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance (Revelore Press). She is the creative force behind several community events and teaches workshops online and worldwide. Visit her at www.LauraTempestZakroff.com.
Nathaniel Johnstone is a multi-instrumentalist musician with an appetite for myth and storytelling. His music has a vibrant sound that crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a captivating blend of multicultural rock and dark Americana. Hear more at www.nathanieljohnstone.com.
Matooka is a self identified witch and has journeyed the craft and other Earth based spiritual practices for over 30 years. She is a mystery school graduate, ordained minister with the Temple of Witchcraft and recently became the Lead Minister for Pisces ministry. She has also served as lead minister for the Mother aspect (Cancer Ministry) leading women’s mystery circles. Matooka is an accomplished Priestess in Feminine Mysteries creating ritual, rites of passage and Shamanic initiation. Her practices include multiple shamanic traditions that encompass working with animal allies and creating ritual tools such as sacred drums and rattles. She is the creator for Hoops of Life Divination a reading system for guidance. She has completed Priestess Path with ALisa Starkweather; and is an initiated High Priestess with Sisters of the Burning Branch. Matooka is also a Reiki Master Teacher and has a background in Kriya Massage.
Today, Matooka continues to practice her vocation as a witch in the Temple of Witchcraft through teaching Mystery School, and Pisces leadership as well as offering workshops, ritual, sessions, and consultations H.O.L.D. readings in her private practice.
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 an IET® Master/Instructor Trainer, Reiki Master, and Medicinal Aromatherapist who enjoys, teaching, offering workshops, and spiritual coaching. He loves to travel, connect to sacred sites, and enjoys exploring various aspects of plants, plant spirits, cooking, eating and healing.
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.
Sue Ustas has been captivated by rocks and minerals from a young age. In her teenage years, her intuitive gifts began to develop which led her down a path of discovery of the magic of nature and the unseen worlds. In 2002, she started ZuZu’s Healing Arts as a hobby making gemstone jewelry, which quickly grew into a small storefront and a few years later evolved into the larger healing center that is ZuZu’s today.
Sue has been developing her relationship with crystals for over 40 years. She loves helping customers find the ‘right’ stone to assist them with a particular situation or goal. Over the past 15 years she has been leading classes on crystals and guided crystal journeys to help clients deepen their relationship with these ancient beings of the mineral kingdom.
You can find her most days working at ZuZu’s or you can book a private consultation with her in person, on the phone or via Zoom.
Matthew Venus is a Folk Magician, Artist, and Witch currently residing in Salem, MA. whose practice revolves heavily around folkloric witchcraft and ancestral traditions. He is the owner and lead apothecary of Spiritus Arcanum (www.SpiritusArcanum.com), an occult shop with a focus upon handcrafted and quality magical wares including incenses, oils, and ritual tools.
Matthew has been a teacher of the magical arts for over twenty years and a practitioner for the past thirty years. He currently teaches hundreds of students throughout the world through his online courses Foundations of Witchcraft, Foundations of Herbcraft, and Foundations of Folk Magic. Matthew is also the co-founder of the Salem Witchcraft and Folklore Festival (www.SalemWitchFest.com), a yearly magical gathering focused upon magical education, community, and the preservation and sharing of magical history, traditions, and practices., Matthew Venus is a Folk Magician, Artist, and Witch currently residing in Salem, MA. whose practice revolves heavily around folkloric witchcraft and ancestral traditions. He is a level 5 graduate of the ToW, a Tata Ndenge in a lineage of Quimbanda de raiz, and and Aborisha in an ille of the the Lucumi Orisha tradition.
Matthew has been a teacher of the magical arts for over twenty years and a practitioner for the past thirty years. He currently teaches hundreds of students throughout the world through his online courses Foundations of Witchcraft, Foundations of Herbcraft, and Foundations of Folk Magic.
Dr Alexander Cummins is a contemporary cunning man and historian. His magical specialities are the dead (folk necromancy), divination (geomancy) and the grimoires. His published works include An Excellent Booke of the Arte of Magicke (Scarlet Imprint, 2020) with Phil Legard, The Starry Rubric (Hadean Press 2012), A Book of the Magi: Lore, Prayers, and Spellcraft of the Three Holy Kings (Revelore Press 2018) and contributions to collections by Three Hands Press, Hadean Press and Scarlet Imprint. He is a frequent speaker on the international circuit, co-hosts the podcast Radio Free Golgotha, and is a founding editor of Revelore Press’ Folk Necromancy in Transmission series. Dr Cummins’ work, classes, and services can be found at www.alexandercummins.com.
Danielle Dionne is a psychic medium, witch, herbalist, homesteader, and author of the book Magickal Mediumship. She has been offering sessions professionally for over thirteen years. Her practice draws upon a vast foundation in mediumship, occultism, healing arts, witchcraft, and herbalism. Danielle is a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft Tradition, serving as Scorpio deputy minister. She offers her spiritual services, herbal and farm products, and consultations around death work through Seed and Sickle LLC. Danielle also stewards Crossroads Farm, a small-spirited homestead focused on ancestral connections, partnering with the plants for magick and medicinal herbalism, and raising heritage breed livestock.
Sellena is a High Priestess and Ordained Minister of the Temple of Witchcraft. 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.
Sandra Mariah Wright is the High Priestess of Elphame Coven in Salem, Massachusetts. She teaches workshops and offers her witchy wares at festivals, including her own: Spirit Beacon Psychic Fair and Mystical Marketplace. Her occult supply company, Gallows Hill Witchery, was the first to host live crystal sales online via social media. Sandra is the co-author of Reading the Leaves, Lighting the Wick, and Awakening the Crystals, and hosts a monthly radio show with Leanne Marrama called The Psychic Tea, which is simultaneously broadcast and archived on their Facebook page. She has appeared on the Travel Channel, Showtime, and The Real Housewives of New York City.
Leanne Marrama is a full-time psychic medium at the shop she co-owns, Pentagram Shoppe in Salem, Massachusetts. She teaches classes and presents at festivals around the country. Leanne is co-author of Reading the Leaves, Lighting the Wick and Awakening the Crystals. Among her many media appearances, she has been featured on TLC’s What Not to Wear, Ghost Chronicles, and Beyond Belief with George Noory.
A gathering of community members from the Temple who are deeply rooted in the ways of the twelve ministry spirits and the Great Work, including Christopher Penczak, Dawn Costorf, Jason Gamche, Steve Kenson, Danielle Dionne, Renee Bedard, Adam Sartwell, Robbi Packard, Elsa Elliott, Sellena Dear, JT Mouradian, Liz Graham, Matooka Moonbear, Nikki Valliere and Paul Lagueux.