April 26, 2009

Getting Container-ized at TSW

We recently began the project of making the back of the store look as good as the front of the store. It's important to be organized in our minds and personal space as well as organized in our public space.

So, we began working with Barbara Duncan, the professional organizer who helped Ninette and I with our home. She came in, made some great suggestions about how we could elevate stuff off the floor onto the walls, rearrange some items to create more space, and, finally, she said, "Container-ize!"

We got to work! We took about a week of Iris and I pulling everything off the shelves in the back, going through it, giving things away, throwing old stuff out (why do we have bags of corn husks? Rabbit raises her hand...guilty.)

Now, look at how great it has turned out! Things are organized, and we're in a better work flow. We started a productivity spell, and it's all coming together!

April 19, 2009

TSW seeking outside sales reps for our products

CREATE MAGIC! Outside Sales

Pagan company seeks spiritually open-minded sales representative to sell our new line of original artwork spell candles, magical gem and herb elixirs, and intention oils.

The perfect candidate:
- Has a belief in magical practices
- Feels no disconnect between spiritual practices and making money
- Is kind, compassionate, and works well with a wide variety of people with varied
spiritual beliefs
- Maintains focus, and is highly organized with attention to detail
- Is computer literate, email literate, with excellent communication skills
- Has reliable internet, phone and transportation
- Is enthusiastic and motivated

Position duties include all or some:
- Phone sales
- Direct store sales
- Light travel

Please include your resume with cover letter, and specify your desired territory. Also let us know of any stores in your area that you feel would be interested in our products. Mail these to Mollie Jensen, mollie.jensen@gmail.com

This is a commission-based position. We offer 13% on all sales after discounts, before tax and shipping, with future growth potential. Established accounts within the spiritual/ pagan retail community a plus. If you represent other lines, please be sure they are non-competitive. You are responsible for all transportation, meals, phone and internet expenses incurred. Company supplies all marketing materials, training materials and car stock/ samples.

Thank you for your interest.

Blessed Be!

April 14, 2009

Herbal Love Magic with Rabbit, 4/19

Herbal Love Magic
a workshop with Rabbit
3-5 PM
$35, includes all class supplies
The Sacred Well
536 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
Please call and have your credit card handy to register for the class, or stop by the store and sign up.

“LOOOOOVE is a many-splendored thing…..”

Like it or not, we witches are quite often sought after regarding affairs of love. “What?” you ask, “Can you really make someone fall in love with me?” Let me put it this way…unethical love magic creates drama, bad karma, and ill-will. Ethical love magic creates confidence, personal magnetism, a sense of heart-centeredness, and the eventual attainment of long-lasting love. At this workshop, we’ll align ourselves with the vibration of universal love in a meditation, then explore some of my tried-and-true recipes for creating herbal potions that are designed to help you sashay, simmer, smolder, shimmer, and sail forth toward your heart’s desires.

This is one of my most well-attended and popular workshops on the road, and this is the first time I am offering it as a class here in the Bay Area. Join us for a ribald, fun, heart-warming good time!

April 13, 2009

The Sacred Well Classes & Events

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
Anne Bradstreet

Sacred Well Classes & Events
Spellwork Classes with Rabbit
Rabbit is offering once a month spell working classes! These are one-day classes, on Sunday afternoons, and are $35 each. Come and learn secrets of magic from an experienced High Priestess and Magician!

Herbal Potions for Love
Workshop with Rabbit

Sunday, April 19th, 3:00-5:00pm

Monthly Offerings!
Craft Night
3rd Wednesday of the month
April 15, May 20, June 17...
7:00-8:00 pm
Are you a "Stitch Witch"? Bring your knitting, needlepoint, and crochet projects or whatever else! This group meets once a month to show off their work, share tips and techniques, and just to be creative in a community setting. No expertise required, just come ready to make beautiful things and have fun!

Healing Share
(facilitated by Iris and Dragonfly)

1st Thursday of the month
April 2, May 7, June 4...

$5-10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
This new group is for Reiki practitioners, energy healers, Vortex wizards, hands-on-healers, and anyone else with positive energy and a healer's heart. Join Dragonfly and Iris as they guide you through simple meditation and self-healing techniques, designed to center, ground and repair the physical, emotional and spiritual / etheric bodies.

Book Signing with Local Author Robert Tindall
Friday, April 24th, 7:00-9:00pm
The Jaguar the Roams the Mind is a journey into the vanishing world of Amazonian Shamanism - an adventure of initiation and return - that explores the unique reality at the heart of the Amazonian Healing system. Robert Tindall shares his journeys through the inner and outer landscapes of the churches of ayahuasca and with the Kaxinawa Indians in Brazil; his experiences at the pioneering center for the treatment of addiction, Takiwasi, in Peru; and his studies with an Ashaninca master shaman deep in the rainforest jungle.
Robert Tindall is a writer, classical guitarist, and inveterate traveler who has lived in England, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. With his wife, Susana, he leads groups into the Amazon rain forest to encounter the indigenous healing traditions there. He lives in the Bay Area.
Join Robert Tindall as he gives a brief talk about his book, his journeys into the Amazon and his experiences with shamanism. He'll also be signing copies of the book, available now at the Sacred Well.

April 7, 2009

Lucid Dreaming with black kyanite

Tonight, this friendly lady came into the store. Let's call her "Lucid Dreamer." Maybe "Lucid" for short.

So, Lucid comes up to the counter and opens with, "I'm not a weird person. In fact, I am a very practical person. BUT..." Now, let me just say how much we love stories that open like that. We are, in fact, a bunch of very weird people and so whatever comes after that phrase is almost always certainly to delight us. Tonight was no exception.

Lucid proceeded to tell us about a dream she had. A very vivid dream. In this dream, she reached up to scratch an itch on her nose, and felt something there. Not to be graphic, but she thought it was a bit of snot. But when she scratched her nose, she started to pull something down and out. It was long-ish, black, it looked like bark, but was glossy. That was the dream.

She had never been to TSW before- had looked us up, has some past experience with similar shops and was interested to see what we have to offer. She goes to the gym down the street, like many of our customers (Bless you, you healthy folks!) Tonight, as she walked past the store, she just felt drawn to come in...

...and she walked right up to the black kyanite and said, "This is it! This is what was in my dream!"

Then Lucid sat down and read in our crystal books about black kyanite and how it is all about lucid dreaming, and how it is connected to the pineal gland (AKA the third eye, right above the nose and between the eyebrows- exactly where she pulled it out from in the dream), and how it clears obstacles and connects us to past lives. She was stunned. She said recently she has been thinking a lot about lucid dreaming, past lives and karma.

Needless to say, she left very happy and a bit dazed by the magic of it all, and with a nice piece of black kyanite in her pocket. Wonder what will happen next? Good luck, Lucid Dreamer!