Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Time

'The Mystic Dream' closes early on October 31st in observance of Halloween.
Store hours for that day are 10am to 3pm.

Come in this week to stock up on supplies for your magical celebrations.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Year in Retrospect

"Dolphin Dream" was first opened in 1989 and has served the Bay Area's spiritual communities with purpose and heart ever since. Last year when we took over as the new owners we vowed to breathe some new life into this staple of Walnut Creek's downtown. We have been working hard to grow the store in new ways that will make it more relevant, more diverse, and more stylish than ever before. Part of that new growth has been to represent even more spiritual traditions... by bringing in sacred texts... making sure that even small or obscure spiritual and religious traditions and practices (as well as new takes on the major ones) have a place on our shelves. Part of that new growth has been to include a more diverse selection of readers and teachers... whether you want Tarot, or Runes, or Shells, Astrology, Meditation or Qigong, Witchcraft, Reiki, Massage, Rootwork, or a Psychic Medium, we have someone here to serve your needs. And finally part of that new growth has been to re-vision the store, moving things around... improving the Feng Shui, bringing in more color, more style, and even changing the name of the store; now The Mystic Dream has the benefit of all of this renewed focus & direction and is better equipped to serve the ever growing needs of the Bay Area's spiritual communities as we move into the 21st century.

This coming Saturday, Nov. 1st, is a very special date. Not only does it mark the beginning of the Celtic New Year (Samhain, meaning "Summer's End") but it also marks exactly one year since Storm and Chas took over. In addition to acquiring the store, this year we were happy to have had the opportunity to get legally married, something that we never thought we'd be able to do in our almost 16 years together. As we look back over the past year we are grateful for the love and support that so many of you have shown both to the store, and to us personally. To help us celebrate, please come and join us as we mark the store's 19 years in business, our recent marriage, and our One-Year Anniversary as the new proprietors of Walnut Creek's premiere Spiritual Marketplace. On Saturday, Nov. 1st, we will be celebrating all day with champagne, 10% off all merchandise (excluding magazines), and by making a purchase that day you automatically be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Gift Card good for any merchandise in the store! We will choose the winner at random and make an announcement on our blog and in the store on Sunday, Nov. 2nd.

So do take some time to come by this Saturday to pay us a visit, make a toast, save some money, and maybe even win a prize! We hope to see you there!


Storm and Chas,
and the The Mystic Dream staff

Friday, October 10, 2008

October 10th, Feri Circle

F(a)eri(e) Tradition Open Circle
with Storm Faerywolf, Chas Bogan, and Puck D. Coyote

2nd Friday of each month
beginning October 10th
Donations to help pay for the space will be accepted but are not required.

Feri is a unique manifestation of traditional witchcraft that encourages power, will, and personal connection with the divine. Join us for an evening of BlueRose style Feri ritual as we align our souls, open the crossroads, and peer into the Outer Darkness to see what treasures may be hidden there.

Please bring a small food-item to share.

New Pagan Resource For Mt. Diablo Region

There is a new resource for Pagans in the Contra Costa area...

Diablo Valley Pagans

For all of you who've come into the shop asking how and where to look for other Pagan kindred in the area, this site is gearing up to support that need. Check it out.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Welcome Ms. Karuna!

Today we are happy to welcome the talented Ms. Karuna to our reader team! So in addition to Rune readings with Stefn Thorsman each Wednesday, starting today Ms. Karuna will be offering her services each week from 2-7pm as a Tarot, Obi Shell, and Pendulum reader, as well as conjure worker.

Her official bio:

Ms. Karuna is a hereditary oracle, a sorceress, a conjurer in the Hoodoo tradition, a healer and a handcrafter of unique spiritual products and curios. She is an initiate in the Hindu Shakta Tantra tradition, and is also a follower of the Orishas. In her divination sessions and conjure practice, Ms. Karuna utilizes Tarot cards, Obi (four cowry shells), and the Pendulum. Guided by Hindu Deities, Catholic Saints, and African Spirits, she works to uncross, remove jinxes and the evil eye, and bring health, love, luck, protection, abundance and the brightest future to her clients. In addition to English, Ms. Karuna is fluent in Russian and Hebrew. For more information, visit her website: www.shakticonjure.com.

$35 - 15 mins
$70 - 30 mins
$120 - 1 hour

Cash only, please.

Please call 925-933-2342 for an appointment, or if you are going to be in the area just drop in to see if she has any availability.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tarot Tuesdays!

Join us at The Mystic Dream every Tuesday when we are proud to host Tarot readings with the talented Elise, as well as offer a special Tarot sale: Every Tuesday all Tarot books, Decks, and Divination Card sets are 10% off! And each week we will feature a different Tarot deck, which will be on sale for 15% off!

Featured this Tuesday (10/7/08):

The Deviant Moon Tarot
By Patrick Valenza
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards
Published by US Games 2008

The Deviant Moon Tarot has surreal, very unique, and sometimes disturbing moonlit artwork. It's inspired by (and incorporates) images of cemeteries and mental asylums, and designed to illuminate deeper parts of the subconscious. It has a "dark whimsy" that feels appropriate for the Halloween season. And at 15% off this Tuesday, it's a great time to add something new and different to your Tarot collection! Comes complete with instruction booklet, and layout sheet.