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.
4 Thursday night classes: March 20, 27, April 3, and 10th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Intermediate Tarot with Rabbit
- Sunday, March 2,3:00 pm - 5:30 pm The Witch’s Garden Magical Apothecary workshops
- $35 per class
Make your own magical, natural home remedies in our Witch’s Garden workshops. Each session is a fun, casual, interactive, hands-on lesson in one facet of practical and magical herbalism. As a general rule, please wear clothes that you can get dirty in as we play with herbs, oils, tinctures, salts, and and other potions, and bring a clean, empty glass jar to class so you can bring home some of whatever we have made.
The March session will look at the history and current debate around the classic warming tonic known as Fire Cider. We will make some of Rabbit’s own recipe to take home. If you have a recipe for it that you’d like to share, feel free to bring it along.
$35 per class or $125 for all 4 classes - Prerequisite: Art of Tarot with Rabbit
Please register in advance to reserve your place in this class.
If you have taken Rabbit’s Art of Tarot Class, and you’d like to take the next step as a reader, consider taking Intermediate Tarot. This class is designed to help the student of tarot begin to explore creativity, shift the internal landscape, and integrate the wisdom of the tarot more fully into daily life choices.
Wednesdays starting Jan 8 till April 9th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm British Traditional Wicca 101
- March 20: The Unwelcome Guests: “bad” cards and how to deal with them
- March 27: Designing your own spreads: building effective spreads to answer your questions
- April 3: Intuitive Listening: the temporary autonomous relationship is everything
- April 10: Tarot Rituals: shaping your life with the tarot
with Lady Argante
$10 per class
British Traditional Wicca 101 is a 14-week class which provides students with a basic overview of the religion and craft of Wicca, from a British Traditional perspective. Subjects to be covered include the Goddess and the God, the Wheel of the Year, tools and correspondences, ritual structure and function, magical ethics and methods. There will also be guided visualizations and two informal rituals.
This month’s classes:
- March 5: Meditation on the Element of Water
- March 12: Meditation on the Element of Earth
- March 19: Ritual for Ostara
- March 26: Magical Ethics and Methods part 1
British Traditional Wicca 101 will be taught by members of the Coven Daoine Sidhe, led by their High Priestess, Lady Argante. At 26 years young, Daoine Sidhe is one of the most enduring (or stubborn) Gardnerian covens in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tuesday, March 11 (2nd Tuesdays), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - note new time! Tarot Salon - with Grey
Donations gratefully accepted
This month’s cards: the Sevens of the Minor Arcana
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. Bring your favorite Tarot deck with you, and be ready to share, learn (and maybe even teach) some new ideas!
Thursday, March 13, 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, March 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Halls of Hera Devotional Services
donations gratefully accepted
The Halls of Hera is a group devoted to the worship and celebration of Hera, eternal Queen and Sovereign. All are welcome to join us as we explore her many faces and sing in adoration to the Queen of all gods and men. At the close of each event our dedicated Priestess of Hera will be offering a blessing of the goddess.
This month we will consider she who is the bringer of sweet rains, protector and ever watchful Mistress of land, sea and sky. We will explore the ideals of Hera as She of the Harbors and the Heights, and receive her blessings from the hands of her priestess.
Look ahead for us in August when we will be honoring she who is the Unbridled Queen, exploring and accepting our power as sovereign beings.
Halls of Hera is currently led by Kyria Skotas and associated clergy of CAYA Coven. Kyria Skotas is a High Priestess of the Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe, a Pan-Dianic tradition of CAYA. A dedicated priestess of Hera, she prides herself on holding safe space for others to heal and find their strength as sovereign individuals. her blog can be found at: Halls-of-Hera
Sunday March 30, 5:30 pm Lake Merritt Pagans!
A group for Pagans of all stripes who live near Lake Merritt to socialize and touch base about life on the lake in all its aspects, practical and spiritual. 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: Sunday, March 1
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.
- Sunday, March 16, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Temple of Aphrodite
- Next: Sunday, March 16
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, 8:00 pm
On-line on the Fourth Sundays
of each month, 11:00 am
Tea & Chanting Sangha
- Next on-line: Sunday, March 23 at 11 AM (4th Sundays)
Next in-person: Tuesday, March 25 at 8 PM(4th Tuesdays)
As we enter our fourth year of our journey together, our group is ready to deepen into a unique aspect of Pagan Dharma practice.
Over the course of the year we are progressively learning a Pagan-Tibetan 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.
For those of you who are at a distance, or find that meeting on Tuesdays are difficult for you to attend in person, Yeshe Rabbit has a monthly online video-conference version of the Tea & Chanting Sangha to be held on the 4th Sunday of each month at 11:00 am. If you are interested in participating, contact her by email at: email@example.com to get all the important details.
- Fourth Fridays
of each month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Goddess of the Month
with Phoenix LeFae and Ella
- Next: Friday, March 28
Donations gratefully accepted
Goddess for this month: Artemis
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.
Come run with Artemis great huntress and protector. This Goddess of the Month gathering we will meet the bear maiden, aim with our arrows of discernment, and learn what it is to be of oneself.