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

Wednesdays starting Jan 8 till April 9th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm British Traditional Wicca 101
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:

  • April 2: Magical Ethics and Methods part 2
  • April 9: Final ritual

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.

2 remaining classes: April 3rd and 11th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Intermediate Tarot with Rabbit
$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.

  • Thursday, April 3: Intuitive Listening: the temporary autonomous relationship is everything
  • Friday, April 11: Tarot Rituals: shaping your life with the tarot
Tuesday April 8th (second Tuesdays) Tarot Salon - with Grey
Donations gratefully accepted

This month's cards: the Eights 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, April 17, 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).

Friday April 18th, 7:30 pm Magical Transformation & Group Energy Healing
with Dragonfly and Justin

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

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.

Come celebrate this sacred weekend with an Energy healing and a Mystic Rite for Spring blessings. We will also be making an All Purpose Blessing and Anointing Altar oil, used for anointing your altar, altar tools, and Candle Magic

This blend is very powerful and when you are not sure which oil suits your magical intent best, you can use this enchanting oil. Also, it is very lovely to use in healing rooms and work rooms, and to create a holy atmosphere. You will take home this blend to empower your life with success.

Justin K Prim Justin K. Prim is an energy healer, a shamanic practitioner, and a spiritually focused artist. He recently became a teacher in the Magical Awakening® lineage and is excited to share these spiritual gifts with the world!

Dragonfly is a VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing practitioner, Priest of the Temple of Isis, a Reiki Master teacher and body energy practitioner for 18 years, and owner of ArunaBliss Body Energy Center in Oakland.

Sunday April 27, 5:30 pm Lake Merritt Pagans!
Free Event!

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, April 27
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, April 16, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Temple of Aphrodite
Next: Wednesday, April 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, April 27th at 11 AM (4th Sundays)
Next in-person: Tuesday April 22 at 8:00 pm (4th Tuesdays)

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.

For those of you who are at a distance, or find that meeting on Tuesdays is difficult for you to attend in person, Yeshe Rabbit has set up a monthly online Google Hangout 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: rabbit@sacredwell.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: Amaterasu and Uzume

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.

Our Goddess of the Month gathering for April will bring in the energy of not one, but two Goddesses; Amaterasu and Uzume will help us to acknowledge our own beauty and learn to laugh at the joys in life. These Japanese Goddesses will share the limelight this month because their stories are so intertwined that they cannot be learned about without the other; reflecting our own interconnections to each other.