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Aphrodite & Oshun Weekend, 5/3-5/5 in Dunsmuir
May
3
to May 5

Aphrodite & Oshun Weekend, 5/3-5/5 in Dunsmuir

The Mt Shasta Goddess Temple celebrates our annual Aphrodite & Oshun weekend! This will be the 12th year of Yeshe’s annual Oshun celebration, and the Temple’s 2nd year of honouring Aphrodite alongside her. Take a look at what we have planned:

Friday, May 3 at 6pm: Paint It Gold! Please bring a favourite poem (by you or by someone else) and a household item, a thrift store treasure, a statue, or some other item to The Sacred Well, where we will have gold paint, cookies, tea, and wine. We will read poetry aloud to one another as we paint our items gold in a fun celebration of beauty, fanciness, and creativity.

Saturday, May 4 at 6pm: Aphrodite’s Bath
For a small donation of $10, you are invited to create delicious bath salts with herbs, biodegradeable glitter, and scented oils. The bath we will be mixing is called Barefoot Priestess, and it can be used for a whole body soak or for foot baths. It smells fresh, clean, and delightful!

Saturday, May 4 at 8pm: Bee Goddess Ceremony
Honouring Aphrodite, Oshun, and the spirit of the Bee. With honey, flowers, and song we will be celebrating the fertility, sensuality, abundance, pleasure, attraction, and passion of the Goddesses who bring us all that makes life worth living. Participants are encouraged to wear bright colours and bring a rattle to this ceremony. Donation: $10

Sunday, 12 noon: Oshun’s River Ramble.
Participants are encouraged to wear white and to bring flowers, honey, and oranges as offerings. We will meet at The Sacred Well and take a jaunt to the Sacramento River to honor the Orisha of love and beauty. Each attendee will receive a divination with cowrie shells to offer guidance for the coming year. Donation: $23

All of the events listed above will be at The Sacred Well, 5816 Dunsmuir Ave in Dunsmuir. RSVP by calling (530)500-5935. Hope you can come!



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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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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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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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