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

Saturday, December 6th & 13th 12 - 6pm Magical Holiday Market
In-store market

It is a Sacred Well tradition that we all cherish to gather some of our favorite local artisans and their wares to provide a festive and unique holiday shopping experience for our community! Come on down and look for that special something and one of a kind treasure, while sipping on complimentary hot chocolate. Together we can deck the halls, and bring life to our local economy.

Saturday, December 6th

Sharon Knight: www.sharonknight.net Internationally touring songrstress Sharon Knight offers CDs for $15 or special holiday rates of 2 for $25. She will have some specialty items; "Music in a Bottle", download codes rolled up and presented in decorative bottles. Sonic Alchemy gift certificates will also be available. Get a 1 hour private session with Sharon using sound to help move through stuck places. You can get a feel for Sharon's Sonic Alchemy work by downloading this free exercise, the Sonic Soul Alignment, right here: http://www.sharonknight.net/a-free-sonic-alchemy-meditation-to-relax-and-rejuventate/

Elaine Smith: www.touchpointjewels.com : Elaine D. Smith brings over 15 years of colorful and varied experience in metal fabrication, stone setting, custom design development and repairs. She believes that creativity is a energy field where anything is possible.

Ash Rúndaingne : A local artistian who makes a variety of handmade and witchy goods, including handknit scarves. For those looking for a touch of magic in their holiday shopping.

Saturday, December 13th

Rhatura: http://imanifestsupreme.com : You will discover soul stimulating original art, prints, greeting cards, vinyl stickers, keychains, "Papa Rha's" elixirs and smoker's blend, and a few pieces of jewelry. Illuminate your home or gift these gems to friends for they will provide loving and healing energies to all those who bear witness to them.

Sacred By Monica Parks: http://sacred-by-monica-parks.myshopify.com Sacred is a captivating jewelry line that will showcase every aspect of your personality. These beautiful hand made pieces are made from a wide range of different types of chains, exotic stones, and unique beads. Make a personal statement without having to say a word.

Gwen: Gwen makes beaded jewelry in a glowing array of colors and patterns. She will also be bringing some of her steampunky bits and pieces, and hand-calligraphied and decorated copies of some Goddess prayers and hymns.

Tuesday, December 9th 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.

The Tarot has been used for divination for many many years, but it can also be used as a focus and inspiration for all of your magical needs. This month we will talk about using the Tarot in your magic and spell work, and then brainstorm ideas to help you in your magical manifestations!

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

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: Monday, December 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.

Cancelled for December Temple of Aphrodite
Check back in the New Year for the next Temple Service

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 Special Date!: Tuesday, December 30th
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.