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.
with Lou Florez
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.
Join us for a night of ritual drumming, dancing, and storytelling in honor of Yemaya and Oshun!
Yemaya and Oshun are Orisha, or elevated divinities, who work for the upliftment and healing of the world. They first came to be known to the Yoruba people of Nigeria, and subsequently their worship spread throughout West Africa, and the New World.
Yemaya Offerings: Melons, Molasses, Money in denominations of 7, Shells, Blue or White Candles, Coconuts, Flowers, Plantains, Mirrors, Fans, Fish, Blue and White Cloth, Sea Water, Silver, Rum, Palm Oil, Cigars
Oshun Offerings: Honey, Amber, Perfumes, Sweets/ Pastries, Strawberries, Mangos, Plantains, Coconuts, Flowers, Yellow Candles, Rum, Palm Oil, Cigars, River Water, Bells, Money in Denominations of 5, Mirrors, Peacock Feathers
This month's cards: the Queens
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!
by Egyptian & Native American Traditions
At this evening art opening and event, Jim Berenholtz will give a talk on the iconography and symbolism in his paintings inspired by indigenous cultures and ancient civilizations. Jim specializes in the creation of mandalas and temple art in rich detail, working with the cosmologies of the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and many Native American cultures. Each of his paintings is like a book, a visual teaching instrument designed to activate our consciousness in specific ways. Jim will also share some of his neo-ancient music that works in conjunction with his paintings.
Artist Info: Jim Berenholtz
Jim Berenholtz is a multifaceted artist who has been training with native cultures in the living wisdom of the Earth for well over forty years. whether as a musician or dancer, writer or speaker, painter or photographer, he is devoted to bringing forth the organic creative intelligence that is natural to our species. In this way he forges a passionate blend of arts and activism, celebrating unity in diversity and building bridges for peace.
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).
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!
Registration required space is limited
From love, to money; healing to cursing, magic takes on many forms. Magic and spell working is found in virtually every religion around the globe and creating powerful spells is an art form.
Join professional spellcasters; Lou Florez and Phoenix LeFae, in this workshop on creating powerful spells. Together we will explore the different forms of spell crafting, as well as design our own spells and rituals in order to achieve our goals.
Monthly Spiritual Services at The Sacred Well