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 August 8th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Magical Transformation & Group Energy Healing
with Dragonfly and Justin
$25 for the group healing

Please register in advance to reserve your place for this event.

The focus this month is: HEALING ANCESTRAL WOUNDS. A Sacred Ceremony and Group Energy Healing with Dragonfly and Justin K. Prim!

To focus and prepare, give some thought to a part of your ancestral legacy you are ready to release and transform. To wake up that part of you that is ready to honor, express and live fully in harmony, love and respect. The creative life force is in us all, and when we recognize it, we enter into the Circle of Life.

We sometimes hold on to stories or trauma from our past. This old energy can hold us back, unground and move us out from being in our true center. This group healing will help to bring you back to your true inner wisdom, to what is, in the Here and Now. And with a little magic, may forever change your life and awaken hidden potentials.

Bring the mysteries of Merlin and the Lady of the Lake into your life. Join Dragonfly and Justin K. Prim, for an evening of shared magic and healing. Together these modern wizards will present an introduction to the current deep healing modalities formed from the lineage of Merlin and the Lady of the Lake, followed by a powerful transformational group healing. This is your chance to begin to clear emotional blockages, help relieve stress, and nurture your spirit as you open your heart to the wonder of your life and deepen your spiritual connection by empowering your own magical path.

August 12th (second Tuesdays) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tarot Salon with Grey
Donations gratefully accepted

This month's cards: the Knights

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, August 14th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm astrobarry's Astrology Salon
Suggested donation $10-20

Please register in advance to reserve your place for this event.

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, August 17th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Halls of Hera Devotional Service
Donations gratefully accepted

We of the Halls of Hera invite you to join us for devotional services in honor of the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Together we will learn to forge greater connection with Hera by exploration of her themes and ​devotional enactment. We will be honoring she who is the Unbridled Queen, exploring and accepting our power as sovereign beings

As the heat of summer reaches it's peak, stirring us in it's wake, we turn our sights to she who is Sovereignty Crowned. Unbridled by any who would constrain or hold her power, we gather to honor the Mightiest of Queens and to learn from her example. We will explore the ideals of Hera as the Unbridled Queen, and anoint our crowns in her strength.

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.

Halls of Hera is a group dedicated to the worship of the goddess queen Hera, 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.

Sunday, August 31st 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: Sunday, August 24th
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, August 10th 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: Cancelled
On-line on the First Sundays of each month: Cancelled
Tea & Chanting Sangha
Next on-line every Tuesday: 7pm still happening
Next online Second Sunday Dharma discussion: 7 pm still happening

Donations welcome

In August and September, while Rabbit is away, the Tea & Chanting Sangha schedule is as follows:

In-store:
Monthly White Conch & Skull Cup sadhana practice on Aug 26 is cancelled. Instead you can watch the video on your own.

Online:
Monthly White Conch & Skull Cup sadhana practice is cancelled on Aug. 3 and Sept 7. Instead you can watch the videos on your own.

Monthly Online Dharma Discussions will still be held on Aug 10 and Sept 14.

Weekly Tuesday night chanting will be held as usual.
All the links to the online sessions, the videos, and the practice texts are here: www.teaandchantingonline.com

Fourth Fridays of each month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Goddess of the Month
with Phoenix LeFae and Ella

Next: Friday, August 22nd
Donations gratefully accepted

Goddess for this month: Sif

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.

This month we call into our circle the Goddess of the field, the wife of Thor, the beautiful lady of the North; Sif. She who is the golden grain and the feast that covers our tables. We will learn her story and see how her beauty is reflected in our own.

Friday, August 1st 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Orisha Celebrations: Shango
with Lou Florez

Donations gratefully accepted

Come and join in our celebrations of the Orisha- elevated divinities- who come from the Yoruba traditions of Nigeria and whose worship has spread throughout West Africa and throughout the diaspora. These divinities work on behalf of all humanity to not only avert negating energies, but to help manifest our greatest hopes, dreams, and lives.

Shango is the spiritual force associated with the power of lightning in Orisha traditions world wide. He stands as both a historical figure and fourth Alafin of Oyo, as well as, the spiritual force of courage, justice, soverignity, music, and wealth. These concepts form the essence of Shango's role in the spiritual realms and are the foundation for the process of spiritual transformation. It the bolt of lightning that manifests from the realm of the ancestors to the earth that reminds us of the awe inspiring power of nature. Join us for a night of ritual drumming, dancing, and storytelling in honor of Shango!

Offerings: red or white candles, red and white cloth, dark rum, cigars, money in denominations of 6, plantains, okra, apples, red roses, mangos, and palm oil.