January 22, 2010

Very Pleased to Announce this Special Event...

Join us for a special presentation and book signing with

Author and Women's Spirituality Scholar

Marguerite Rigoglioso.

Friday, January 29th, 7pm-9pm

Were specialized priestesses of antiquity dedicated to

DIVINE BIRTH as the highest form of spiritual practice?

The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece by Marguerite Rigoglioso: Book Cover

“Bold, creative, and courageous.” –– Marvin Meyer, The Gospel of Judas

In this presentation, Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D., will discuss material from her groundbreaking new book The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece, exploring the “rape by gods”and supernatural conception stories from Greek history and myth in a startling new way that places virgin priestesses at the core of Western civilization.

Her careful research makes the case that divine birth was something deliberately attempted by holy women –– an elevated form of spiritual practice considered the only means of bringing avatars and true leaders to incarnation.

This serious scholarly study has tremendous implications for world religions with divine birth claims, including Christianity. It also helps reframe and reclaim the Virgin Mary as a deliberate agent in the conception of Jesus.

For more information on her work, visit http://cultofdivinebirth.com.

Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in humanities and a
master's in philosophy and religion from the California Institute of Integral
Studies (CIIS), as well as a bachelor's degree from Vassar College. She teaches
pioneering courses in women and religion at CIIS, Dominican University,
and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Marguerite Rigoglioso

January 10, 2010

Refreshed for the New Year!

Haven't been in to The Sacred Well in a few weeks? Well, I strongly encourage a visit!

In addition to adding to our candle selection (including scented Goddess, Moon and HooDoo candles), we have expanded our choices in incense and recently started working with a new jewelry maker! Plus, we've restocked our Tarot card collection!

New styles and new smells are all great, but what may be the most exciting is the new layout of the store! It may not look very different, but the energy flow is much improved! Wider walkways and cleaner displays make it easier to find what you are looking for, and still give us the space to display our favorite ritual items for your perusal.

Rabbit's Tea and Chanting started in December, and will continue on the 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7pm. Rabbit and Iris began hostessing Goddess Awakening services in January, and they will continue on the 1st Sundays of each month at 11am.

Look for more improvements in 2010: more classes, events and in-store concerts, the return of the Healing Share, new Sacred Well Products, and much more we can't tell you about yet! If you have suggestions for products or improvements you'd like to see at The Sacred Well, please use the contact us button you find on our home page.

one more note: We wish all of you the happiest and brightest year, blessed with prosperity, abundance, love and success!