New Year's Class
Dec
28
to Jan 1

New Year's Class

Put the old year to bed with compassion, and greet the new year with enthusiasm!

Online class: Dec 28, 2018-Jan 1, 2019
Cost: $10

The turn of the New Year offers us a calendar opportunity to reflect on our most recent trip around the sun. Let’s bring forward the wisdom of our lessons so that we can create a better year to come.

How has life treated you this year? Was this a year of achievement? A year of struggle? A little bit of both?  In this 5-day New Year Class, take just 5-10 minutes per day to let go of the past year and prepare yourself for whatever the year ahead might bring.

Personal success and greatness require effort, and obstacles are always possible. This class will prepare you to greet the opportunities and challenges of the new year alike with grace, strategy, and an open mind. In this class, we will look back and learn from the past year, identify goals for the coming year with clarity, and add a touch of creative wonder to the year ahead.

About the instructor: Yeshe Matthews is a scholar and mystic who follows where the muse calls her on a lifelong journey of learning and devotion. She shares what she learns via writings, classes, ceremonies, and consultations. Part historian, part inventor, part oracle, she helps people mindfully articulate their vital roles in our co-creative, collaborative reality.

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Oct 27: Sacred Rendezvous Pop-Up Shop in Berkeley
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Oct 27: Sacred Rendezvous Pop-Up Shop in Berkeley

Bay Area, we're coming for a Samhain pop-up shop in Berkeley! We will have a load of specially hand-picked stones fresh from the Denver Gem Show, and we will be celebrating the re-launch of our globally-renown essential oil and perfume blends. Yeshe will be offering tarot readings, and we are looking forward to seeing the exciting offerings that Tiffany at Le Salon is going to be sharing during the event as well.

Join us for a celebration of magic, beauty, ghostly splendor, and witchy wisdom. Noon-6. Discount if you dress in goth black or white ;) For more information, contact (510)355-7912. Text gets quickest answers. See you there!

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13 Days of Ancestor Healing
Oct
21
to Nov 1

13 Days of Ancestor Healing

Many of us are familiar with the iconography, pageantry, and excitement that accompany ancestral celebrations of Dia de los Muertos, Egungun festivals, and even homegrown family reunions. Lots of folks annually set up altars for their beloved dead. Are you feeling the need to gaze deeply into the dark mirror of your ancestral lineage and find the wisdom to help you move forward on your own path with mindfulness, reverence, and transformation? This 13-Day practice can help you do that.

When you sign up for this class, you will receive a daily email from Oct 21 until Nov 2, 2018. In each email, you will receive a writing prompt, an assignment, or a technique to use as a way to examine your relationship to your ancestry. Some exercises will bring forth your reverence, others your critical thinking, and yet others will give you space to grieve for what has been lost in your family history. There will be a gamut of activities from reflection to feasting, as well as careful examination of how your ancestry has impacted your life.

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Dreaming Priestess Convocation 2020
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

Dreaming Priestess Convocation 2020

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In ancient times, when our mother the Earth was held as sacred, and all who lived on her walked gently and spoke softly, we were all singers.  

We sang to greet Grandmother Sun and we sang songs of love to our sister the moon.  We sang in pure joy at the sight of a baby dolphin playing with her brothers and sisters and we sang in harmony with our sisters the birds.  

We sang with power to aid a sister in birth and we sang with gratitude for a new little one as she took her first breath.  

We sang to our crops and gave thanks for the abundance bestowed upon us with the sweetest tones of contentment.

We gathered for the hard times and mingled our voices with our tears when one too young had passed over, or a loved one had to leave us for a long period of time.  

Once, long ago, our voices healed as we sang over a sick one to help the Spirit and the body to renew, and we sang for the one who had lost her way and wandered in confusion and anger.  

Our voices soared free at the touch of a long awaited raindrop, or the meeting of a new love.  We sang alone, our prayers of love and gratitude and we sang together in the Temple, our joy at being one.

We are all singers, it matters not how we sing, just that we do.

Priestesses will be gathering in Crete from Oct 2-9, 2020, to experience a global convergence, the likes of which this land has not seen in 5000 years. From all over the world, priestesses and their companions and community members will gather to share wisdom, sisterhood, and to roll up our sleeves on behalf of Mother Earth and the MotherWorld.

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Please join the Northern California Dreaming Circle to help envision Convocation 2020 and bring it to life! For more info and recommendations about where to stay in the area, please contact (510)355-7912. Text receives fastest answers. Thank you!

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Readings at Silk Road Chai Shop
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Readings at Silk Road Chai Shop

On Mondays, Yeshe is available in Mt Shasta for Intuitive Tarot Readings from 1-5pm at the Silk Road Chai Shop. Readings are $2 per minute with a 10-minute minimum. This is a great opportunity to drop in and touch base for a quick question, or for a longer session if you feel so inclined.

Yeshe has been a professional tarot reader for 15 years, and offers direct, specific guidance as well as illuminating questions to help seekers navigate their lives, relationships, work, families, and decisions.

For more information, visit www.silkroadchaishop.com

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Readings at Silk Road Chai Shop
Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Readings at Silk Road Chai Shop

On Mondays, Yeshe is available in Mt Shasta for Intuitive Tarot Readings from 1-5pm at the Silk Road Chai Shop. Readings are $2 per minute with a 10-minute minimum. This is a great opportunity to drop in and touch base for a quick question, or for a longer session if you feel so inclined.

Yeshe has been a professional tarot reader for 15 years, and offers direct, specific guidance as well as illuminating questions to help seekers navigate their lives, relationships, work, families, and decisions.

For more information, visit www.silkroadchaishop.com

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Readings at Silk Road Chai Shop
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Readings at Silk Road Chai Shop

On Mondays, Yeshe is available in Mt Shasta for Intuitive Tarot Readings from 1-5pm at the Silk Road Chai Shop. Readings are $2 per minute with a 10-minute minimum. This is a great opportunity to drop in and touch base for a quick question, or for a longer session if you feel so inclined.

Yeshe has been a professional tarot reader for 15 years, and offers direct, specific guidance as well as illuminating questions to help seekers navigate their lives, relationships, work, families, and decisions.

For more information, visit www.silkroadchaishop.com

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Denver Gem Show!
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Denver Gem Show!

The Denver Gem Show approaches! We will be traveling to Denver Sept 7-9 to visit with miners and merchants from all over the world, hand-picking specimens to carry in our shop and online. We seek out small, family-owned companies, and we have relationships going back ten years with some of them.
 

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The crystals and gems we bring into our shop have to FEEL right, have to be full of life, have to reflect the kind of vibe we want at every level of our energetic transactions.  We want the miners to feel good about their relationship with the Earth and their workers, we want to feel good about purchasing the stones at fair prices, and we want our customers to feel good about buying their perfect crystal companions. To that end, we keep our business relationships strong, our dealings direct, and our prices low compared to the high quality of our stock. We've been in this business for a long time, and we believe that process is more important than profit. It feels good to make an honest living while helping others do the same.

We're thankful for all of the connections we have with our customers nationwide, and we would love to help you find your special stone, piece of jewelry, or cabochon when we go to the Denver Gem Show. If you would like us to personally shop for you, please fill out the form below. We will text you with options as we travel, so you have choices whenever possible. And when we get back, we will ship your stone to you!
 

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Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see our photos from our journey to the Denver Gem  & Mineral Show!

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Aug 30: Magu Altar Building
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Aug 30: Magu Altar Building

Join Yeshe to pack up our August Isis altar and install our new altar for September in connection with the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple

Our September altar is dedicated to Magu, the Chinese Taoist Immortal who created the elixir of life with cannabis and white wine. Her name is comprised of two characters: Ma and Gu, which depict hemp plants hanging to dry in a shed, and the syllable for "priestess," "nun," "great-aunt," or "elder woman." In myth, she has a tiger's tail and long, curling fingernails. She is Xiamanic, timeless, and complex: a mystery goddess of nature, herbs, and astronomy.

All are welcome to this altar-building event, free of charge.

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Isis Altar Building
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Isis Altar Building

"I am Nature, the universal Mother, mistress of all the elements, primordial child of time, sovereign of all things spiritual, queen of the dead, queen also of the immortals, the single manifestation of all gods and goddesses that are. My nod governs the shining heights of Heaven, the wholesome sea-breezes the lamentable silences of the world below. Though I am worshipped in many aspects, known by countless names, and propitiated with all manner of different rites, yet the whole round earth venerates me. The primeval Phrygians call me Pessinuntica, Mother of the gods; the Athenians, sprung from their own soil, call me Cecropian Artemis; for the islanders of Cyprus I am Paphian Aphrodite; for the archers of Crete I am Dictynna; for the trilingual Sicilians, Stygian Proserpine; and for the Eleusinians their ancient Mother of the Corn. 

Some know me as Juno, some as Bellona of the Battles; others as Hecate, others again as Rhamnubia, but both races of Ethiopians, whose lands the morning sun first shines upon, and the Egyptians who excel in ancient learning and worship me with ceremonies proper to my godhead, call me by my true name, namely, Queen Isis."

Join Yeshe and members of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple on Saturday, Aug 11 at 6pm to build an altar to ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis, Goddess of August in the Temple. We will be making "wishing boats" from natural materials that will sit on the altar for the month of August, and at the end of the month we will sail the boats on the McCloud River.

This event is free and open to all.

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Limited Hours in July/Aug!
Jul
17
to Aug 9

Limited Hours in July/Aug!

In July and August, 2018, Yeshe and Albert are traveling, teaching, pet-sitting, and frolicking! The shop in McCloud will be mostly closed between July 17-Aug 8, with some limited hours on Saturdays and Sundays during that time. The online shop, however, will be open and shipping items as usual.

Regular hours Thurs-Sun 10am-6pm will resume on Aug 9. See you then!

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The Witch's Garden: Crystal Facial Tonic
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Witch's Garden: Crystal Facial Tonic

The Witch's Garden is a series of monthly classes offered by herbalist Yeshe Matthews. Tracing folklore, family recipes, and wisdom from those who came before us, this group takes on the responsibility of keeping the simple ways of natural healing alive. Together, we study, share, and craft recipes for tonics, liniments, teas, tinctures, and baths, among other, more esoteric methods. Our monthly gathering is an opportunity to learn new recipes and methods in a hands-on way, while communing with other Earth-lovers, herb gardeners, and self-healers. 

July 12, 7pm
This month's topic: Crystal Facial Tonic

During this hands-on class, each participant will make a cooling, soothing skincare spray using all-natural ingredients. These spritzes will help you get through the hot days and cool you off as you sit out on the sun-baked earth watching the night for shooting stars. Each spray will include crystal chips to help you bring the energies of the stones and their properties into your self-care routine.
Cost: $20 (includes gathering plus all materials)

Instructor: Yeshe Matthews has been a folk herbalist for over 20 years, beginning with a personal study of Culpepper's Complete Herbal, later becoming a student of Rosemary Gladstar. She has been a frequent teacher at the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, as well as offering her Witch's Garden classes for over a decade to students in the Bay Area.

Want to connect? Join our Facebook Group for recipes and light discussion.

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Baba Yaga Altar Building
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Baba Yaga Altar Building

The Sacred Well is the sponsor of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple, a living mandala of devotional activity for the divine feminine in her many forms. In our shop, we host a large altar created by the Temple, which features a new face of the goddess each month.

In July, the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple is honoring Baba Yaga, the Bone Mother of Slavic myth. She is the  tipping point between medicine and poison. She is the wild and untamable one who cackles with abandon as she crosses the sky in her mortar, steering with her pestle. She is the last sheaf of wheat or rye or barley left standing in the field.

Join Temple Priestess Yeshe to dismantle June's altar and set up the Baba Yaga altar for the month of July. During our altar building, we will learn more about Baba Yaga, drink a cool herbal tea, and call upon the Bony-Legged One to help us thresh the grain of wisdom from our life lessons. 

The event is open to all and free of charge. 

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Women in White Walk for Peace
Jun
30
9:30 AM09:30

Women in White Walk for Peace

On June 30 at 9:30 am, the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple invites women of peace and their harmonious companions to gather at Parker Plaza in Mt Shasta dressed in head-to-toe white clothing and wearing comfortable walking shoes in any color. 

We will process from Parker Plaza to City Park in silent contemplation of how we can each bring more peace into our lives and the world. When we arrive at the headwaters of the Sacramento River, we will chant OM MANI PADME HUM in a brief ceremony to the waters for the purpose of offering peace and healing to ourselves, each other, the land, and all of its inhabitants. Afterwards, everyone is welcome to stick around to have lunch together, then we will walk back to town as we wish.

Please bring your own picnic lunch and something to sit on, water bottle, and any comfort items you will need.

If the walk is not possible for you, please arrive at City Park at 10:30 to join in the festivities and luncheon without the walk. Meet near the headwaters. There are seating areas nearby if it is not possible for you to stand during the ceremony.

All over the world, wearing white clothes is a symbol of the sacred. In Nigeria, white cloth is considered an honor to the spirits. In China, white is a color of solemnity and reverence for the dead. In Latin America, wearing white to church or on holy days is respectful. And in the US, white is associated with Spring, the rites of marriage, and the first wave of feminists who opened the door for women to vote. To see a crowd gathered to pray, chant, or honor the divine while wearing white is a visually moving experience. This event is an opportunity for our Temple and surrounding community to create a living, breathing, moving peace painting, to help us all create indelible memories of the commitments we are willing to make to further the cause of peace in the world.

If you have any questions about this event, please message us and we will get back to you. Feel free to share this invitation and join us! No cost to attend, though we will be gathering donations to give to the Winnemem Wintu tribe for their work as water protectors.

 

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Crystal Wisdom Circle
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Crystal Wisdom Circle

Last Friday of the month, join Yeshe Matthews for the Crystal Wisdom Circle, a gathering of crystal, gem, and mineral enthusiasts who want to know more about the practical and healing uses of crystals. For one hour each month we explore one topic related to crystals, their physical and metaphysical properties, their lore, and their uses in sacred activities and healing. Yeshe has been working with crystals and minerals for over 20 years, and enjoys sharing tips from her personal experience as well as historical research about their uses.

June 29, 7pm
The month's topic: Building Crystal Grids.
For centuries, and across cultures, geometric shapes have been used as a basis for healing and energizing the body, mind, and spirit. From mandalas to labyrinths, these sacred arrays have provided people with beauty fo the eyes and well-being in the spirit. This month, we will create a healing grid to help with bringing forth art, creativity, and new ideas.
Cost: $10

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Making Magick: Candle Rituals
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Making Magick: Candle Rituals

Making Magic is a monthly class at The Sacred Well about techniques, tools, and spiritual arts that can help you create change, manifest your goals, and secure psychic protection. Working from a variety of esoteric sources, instructor Yeshe Matthews offers tips on how to make your life more magical with ceremonies, altar workings, hands-on crafts, and other time-tested methods. 

June 17, 2pm
The month's topic: Candle Workings
. In this session, we will explore methods of working with different types of candles to protect, cleanse, manifest, and heal. From figure candles to glass novenas to beeswax, each type of candle has its own strengths. We will explore methods of candle burning to attract, dispel, and transform energies, and each participant will prepare a 7-day glass novena candle for a personal working.
Cost: $20 (includes class and all materials)

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Grand Opening Celebration!
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Grand Opening Celebration!

On May 26, The Sacred Well will host our Grand Opening at our new location, the historic McCloud River Inn!

This all-day event will take place during McCloud's annual Mushroom Festival, and we welcome friends and customers from near and far to join us for a day of fun and fungi! Plans lots of time to stroll around town, visit vendor booths, and catch up with us as we make our Siskiyou debut!

We will be offering 10% off all crystals and Sacred Well products in honor of our opening, and we look forward to meeting you.

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Mt Shasta Earth Day
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Mt Shasta Earth Day

We are excited to be vending at the Mt Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center's celebration of Earth Day! We will have or handmade, small-batch products, small-mine crystals, and some new products from our natural home cleansing line at this event. There will be some great music and booths, so please come on down and spend the day in the park with us!

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Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Pop-Up Boutique - Le Salon - Berkeley

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Hail Aphrodite! Come get your beauty on at Le Salon in Berkeley on Feb 24 with a Sacred Well pop-up boutique! Yeshe will be offering readings and Albert will have crystals and potions on hand for you to browse and enjoy. We plan to have several of our classic fragrance profiles available, as well as some brand new offerings in our line. We will also be back from the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with lots of crystals, jewelry, and gem goodies.

If you want to make a day of it, you can schedule kick-ass beauty services with Le Salon owner Tiffany Raylene, a dynamo world-renown hair stylist. Check out her shop philosophy and the photo gallery below, or scroll down to schedule your in-person reading with Yeshe:

Do you miss the days when getting your hair done wasn’t so much like a visit to an impersonal hair factory? We do too! At Le Salon, we want to get back to the original spirit of the French word “salon”—as a “living room” or a place for gathering neighbors. A place where you can kick up your heels and re-paint your day in the blush tones of a chilled glass of rosé. Where you can strike up a conversation with an interesting stranger or catch up with your bestie.  Beyond offering full hair service, we love bridging the gap between beauty, well-being, and bringing people together to create a story of their own.

 

If you'd like a reading with Yeshe on the 24th, it would be best to schedule ahead of time. Some walk-ins might be available, but don't leave it to chance.

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Jan
24
to Jan 29

Tucson Gem Show

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The Sacred Well is available to do your personal shopping for crystals at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Simply fill out the form below, tell us what you are looking for, and give us your phone number. When we are at the Gem Show, we will text you photos so you can have a hand in the selection of your perfect stone, sphere, or statement piece. Once we have your purchase in hand, we'll contact you to authorize your credit card, or send you a Paypal link for payment. Then we will ship it out right away! We look forward to shopping for you!
 

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