October 29, 2010

Election Day is November 2nd

Two years ago, Rabbit and I brought you an Election Day spell, in hopes that we could affect real change in this country. Now, at the Midterms, it seems to me that the job isn't quite done. I could wax on about my disappointments in this national administration, but I believe we don't have time to complain, we have to keep moving forward.

Just like last time, I'm not going to tell you how to vote. I think it's interesting that most "values-voters" are thought to be "mainstream Christians." I think that everyone, regardless of faith, starts with their own values and goes from there. So, while I won't tell you what candidate I support for what office, or what measures I think are good for Oakland or San Fransisco, or California, I will urge you to think of your own values. Is the Environment important to you? Look into Props 21, 23 and 26 before Nov 2nd. Education and Libraries are an issue in Oakland's measure L.

If you want to educate yourself about California's statewide propositions and races, as well as where to vote, visit http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/. If you live in another state, search for your own Secretary of State's office.

Although you don't see it on the national news, I believe that state and local races are more important to our everyday life. Yes, it matters who the president is, but it's the Governor, the Mayor and the City Council who decide the specifics of zoning, business, education, parking, and housing - how we live every single day.

So here it is, my Midterm Elections Spell to create real change and hopefully, real relief for Oakland, California and everywhere.

-Sacred Well Transformation Candle (or tall yellow candle)
-Sacred Well Air oil (or clary sage oil)
-your sample Ballot (or a list of the measures and candidates you support)
-piece of citrine

put 3 drops of oil on to the top of your candle and light it, while saying aloud, three times:
We are ruled by the people
I am powerful
change is here.

in the light of your candle, fill out your Ballot and hold the crystal in your other hand. As you complete each arrow, say aloud, "So Mote It Be!"

Carry both the sample Ballot and the stone with you to the polls on Tuesday, and as you vote, repeat "So Mote It Be!"

Thank you for taking the time to vote.


October 15, 2010

What's happing at The Sacred Well this weekend? (October 16 & 17)

Come in on Saturday with your singing voice ready.

Not Your Momma’s Rounds - with DJ Hamouris
Saturday October 16

11:00 am - 1:00 pm


If you love to sing harmony, come join us for this exciting workshop exploring contemporary and traditional round songs that are jazzy, funny, seasonal and inspirational. Learn challenging but accessible rounds that will stick with you, rounds you’ll share with friends and family so you can enjoy the harmonies again.

Song leader DJ Hamouris brings four decades of vocal experience and training to her teaching. Leading the vocal group Women & Song since 2004, she mines old and new musical sources to find material that is fun and memorable both for singers and their audiences.

And then on Sunday, get inspired with Rabbit's Roundtable!

Rabbit’s Roundtable: The Witch’s Altar.
Sunday October 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$35 - Please call 510-444-9355 to register

Building a powerful, interactive, beautiful altar is one of the greatest sources of power for a witch. A good altar serves as a focal point, a ritual station, a point of power, and a sort of “docking station” for your magic. Join Rabbit to create and venerate an altar to the Ancestors and the Waning year in this 2-hour workshop.

Rabbit’s Roundtable is a monthly workshop for the beginning to advanced student of herbalism, magic, and myth. Each month, Rabbit presents lore and information about a different topic, followed by an opportunity to make a potion or spell based on the days’ discussion.

Just a reminder, Not You're Momma's Rounds is an open drop-in event, but for Rabbit's Roundtable it is a good idea to call and register so all the chairs won't fill up before you get here! Call today and let us know you are coming - 510.444.9355