536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610   510-444-WELL
Open Tue-Fri, Sun 12-8 & Sat 11-8; Closed Mon

Classes & Events

At The Sacred Well, we aim to share our wide knowledge of different spiritual traditions and practices by presenting classes and events to our community. Classes commonly offered cover topics such as tarot, astrology, wicca, herbs, crystal healing, candle magic, and rituals to increase abundance or attract love. We also regularly host monthly spiritual services, tea and chanting evenings, Reiki healing shares, art shows, and musical performances.

Current Events

Friday, November 7th 7:30pm Angelic Heart Vortex Group Healing With Dragonfly
Donations received with gratitude

Dragonfly will present a brief introduction and open talk about VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing and share some of the wonderful benefits of energy healing and how it can better your daily life. He will also share on the VortexHealing® Classes in 2015 in Berkeley taught by Gailynn Carroll one of the" VortexHealing" Teachers. Then a lovely group healing with one of the many healing tools this powerful healing modality has to offer.

Angelic Heart VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing bridges you deeply into the angelic healing realm. Allowing you to create rapid and lasting changes in your life. During the healing you may feel, sense, see, know angels communicating with you in the way that is most helpful in the unfolding your natural gifts.

Angelic presence will infuse your system to create new energy and clarity. Old emotional patterns and blocks will fall away to open the way for new possibilities and the joy of creation to unfold with ease. It is through inner improvement that we are able to cultivate the skills, wisdom and knowledge that will aid us in creating Harmony and Light upon the Earth.

Angels are created solely to serve the Divine and are empowered by the Divine to work directly in the manifest world. Angels come to deliver messages and guidance, act as protectors, to bring hope, to strengthen and support us. For the session, we establish a clear intention in your heart of what you would like to ask from the Divine and stay with that intention throughout the healing.

For more on:VortexHealing® please visit: www.Vortexhealing.org

Tuesday, November 11th 6:30 -8:00 pm Tarot Salon - with Grey
Donations gratefully accepted

Come join this monthly Tarot discussion group for beginners and experienced readers alike. Maybe you have taken a class, perhaps tried to learn to read the Tarot from a book, or are just trying to piece it together on your own. Now you want to know how to really "dive in" to what specific cards are all about.

For this month's Salon, we will discuss and share ideas, techniques and exercises to help us to better connect to our intuition when doing readings, and to help learn the stories contained in our own Tarot decks.

Bring your favorite Tarot deck with you, and be ready to share, learn (and maybe even teach) some new ideas!

Thursday, November 13th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm astrobarry's Astrology Salon
Suggested donation $10-20

Join a lively astrology discussion led by astrobarry in this informal interactive group experience. Topics covered in each Astrology Salon will vary, based on who attends and what's going on in the sky.

The Salon is intended to provide burgeoning astrologers with a chance to practice their chart interpretation skills in a safe, fun environment. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of the astrological language.

Please bring 5-10 copies of any astrology chart you'd like us to discuss (free charts available at www.astro.com).

Sunday, November 30th 6:30 pm Lake Merritt Pagans!
Free Event

A group for Pagans of all stripes who live near and/or want to commune spiritually with Lake Merritt. Activities may include: full moon lake walks, altar building, and other ideas you bring!

Monthly Spiritual Services at The Sacred Well

Monthly within the three day Dark Moon window, 8:00 pm Dark of the Moon Practice
for Hermes and Hekate

Next: Saturday, November 22nd
Donations gratefully accepted

Sam Webster (founder of the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn, author of Tantric Thelema, and Priest of Hermes and Hekate) hosts an open Dark of the Moon practice at The Sacred Well each month, making offerings to Hermes and Hekate.

The large wooden representation of Hermes, classically called a Herm, was consecrated and worshipped at PantheaCon 2013 by Pagans, Magickians, and spiritual practitioners from many different backgrounds in a large ceremony that drew heavily on classical Greek material. The Herm now resides at The Sacred Well, and each month we gather to continue this sacred work with Dark Moon ritual for Hermes and Hekate, who were frequently honored at the crossroads together in ancient Greece.

The practice that Sam shares in this circle is one he has maintained without fail since the Dark Moon of January 1992. Study with Sam and more formal training in the Priestcraft of Hermes for those who desire to keep this rite are available. Please speak with Sam about this directly when you attend.

Wednesday, November 5th Temple of Aphrodite
6:00-8:00 pm
$20 donation
Regular Temple service at 8:00 pm
Donations gratefully accepted

The Temple of Aphrodite in Oakland was founded in 2010 at The Sacred Well, where Priest/esses maintain a monthly liturgy and support space for those who wish to experience the mysteries of the goddess in Her many forms.

Our monthly liturgy is an exploration and celebration of the many ways love, beauty, desire and pleasure shape our decisions, choices, actions, and lives.

We research and study historical aspects of Aphrodite, such as praise hymns, epithets, and classical symbolism. We also recognize Aphrodite in the world around us today, in Her contemporary guises with modern sensibilities.

In-person on the Fourth Tuesdays of each month: Tuesday, November 25th
On-line on the First Sundays of each month
Tea & Chanting Sangha
Online every Tuesday: 7pm
Online Second Sunday Dharma discussion: 7 pm

Donations welcome

Over the course of the year we are progressively learning a Dharma-Pagan ritual designed to awaken and purify all the spirits of creation in the many directions, to confer blessings of relief and happiness upon all beings throughout all space and time, and to magnify our sangha's collective aspiration toward the enlightened liberation of all beings. Open to beginners as well as current sangha members.

To recieve emails with links for the online practice visit and sign up at www.teaandchantingonline.com

On Hiatus until January 2015 Goddess of the Month
with Phoenix LeFae and Ella

Each month we will learn about and dive into the energy of a different Goddess from around the world. Our hope that is by meeting these different energies you will find one that resonates with your heart and you will walk away with the potential for a greater relationship with a Divine One.