Best Place to Stock Up on Spiritual Supplies: Find a goddess to grace your desk
Sagrada Sacred Arts
Sagrada Sacred Arts 4926 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-653-7196 or 877-SAGRADA Sagrada.com
Wouldn't it be nice if the patron saint of, oh, laundry would supervise the whole endeavor? Would the socks come out matched? Would the whites stay bright? Laundry aside, life on this mortal coil can require a few, shall we say, helps to make the medicine go down. Sagrada Sacred Arts takes the journey seriously and offers pilgrims across many faith traditions -- including several of the lesser-known ones -- everything from books on doctrinal esoterica and clerical vestments to prayer beads and rosaries to music and jewelry. Popular items include tin icons of saints from Mexico and beeswax candles from Sparrowhawk Farm. The store also has an excellent selection of books for children that cover a range of spiritual issues. With its bubbling fountain, soothing background music, and friendly, attentive staff, Sagrada refreshes those on the road toward the divine.