A guide to hipster occultism in Toronto, just in time for Halloween
Halloween is coming up, but the city’s retail obsession with hip, quasi-occult apparel, accessories and decor is old news. Here are a few tricks and treats you can find around the city this weekend, and beyond.
For Strange Women perfume oils
This perfume company brews its potions with all-natural products and provides buyers with a zodiac-based navigational scent charts to help guide their purchases. $22-80. Likely General, 389 Roncesvalles Ave., 647-351-4590
Zodiac Moon Calendar
Keep track of the phases of the moon and changing of the signs with Rachel Hawkes Cameron’s limited-edition screen print of the 2017 Zodiac Moon Calendar, which comes in blue or pink. $42. Kid Icarus, 205 Augusta Ave. kidicarus.ca
Moon Spells: How To Use The Phases Of The Moon To Get What You Want by Diane Ahlquist
This book helps readers harness the power of the moon in order to “enhance the flow of power and make your wishes come true.” $13.50. urbanoutfitters.com.
Rebels Refinery Capital Vices Skull Lip Balm
Tucked away in the bottom level of the Eaton Centre Hudson’s Bay location is the Rebels Refinery cosmetics counter, featuring the line’s signature lip balm in a skull. The bottom of each skull is embossed with the quote “Be all my sins remember’d,” from Hamlet. $8 each, $20 for three. thebay.ca.
Witchy Pillow Covers
Turn your home into a cool covent with West Elm’s selection of spooky pillow covers. $29. West Elm, 109 Atlantic Ave. westelm.com.
The Hermit’s Lamp carries more than 50 different styles of Tarot cards. If you’re not into DIY, readings are also available in store, by Skype or by phone. $6-$300 per pack. The Hermit’s Lamp, 425 Vaughan Rd. thehermitslamp.com.
Coventry Creation spell candles
This metaphysical supply store carries everything from healing teas to pendulums, but one particular highlight is the store’s selection of Coventry Creation spell candles. Designed to help “unlock the magic you already hold inside,” spell candles range in theme, from prosperity and love to spiritual cleansing and money. $16.95. Wonderworks, 25 Baldwin St., gowonderworks.com.
UNDERWORLD CRYSTAL GRID treatments start Saturday until Nov 1 st! 60/90 mins a available. The grid of deep release. Grid of lessons, grid of shadows, grid of passions, deep desire and creativity. Grid of the lessons in partnership and the triggers. Grid of fear. Reiki aromatherapy applied. #peelingthelayers #therockstoretoronto #underworldcrystalgrid #crystalgrids #samhain
Ritual magic classes
The three-story Rock Store has two workshop rooms, two treatment rooms (one pictured above) and a retail area selling healing crystals and minerals. They offer a selection of magic, occult and witchcraft classes taught by a second degree high priestess through the Northern Runic Tradition of High Witchcraft. An all-black dress code is in effect for classes. $140 for two-part class. The Rock Store, 602 Markham St., therockstore.ca
Come on out to #houseofenergy in #kensingtonmarket tomorrow evening we will be #openlate until 9pm or later… Her we offer # giftsthatheal #handmadejewelry #handcraftedgifts #giftwithlove #lastminutegifts #merrychristmas #happyholidays #love #peace #healingcrystals #sacredgeometry #consciousgifts #toronto
Because no ritual is complete without a few powerful stones. Prices vary. House of Energy, 145 Augusta Ave., houseofenergy.ca.