||[Sep. 27th, 2008|12:18 am]
Toronto's Occult Community
I was talking with someone recently, and mentioned a store to them, that they didn’t realize was in the city, which got me thinking that I may know some stores that cater to occultists in the city, and that other people may know ones I don’t. So I thought I’d put it out for this community, if you know of any stores, which cater directly or indirectly (like Thuna below) to occultists, magic(k)ians, pagans, new agers or the related ilk, post them here. Post their names, and address (or area if you’re unsure), and what they offer. I'm curious to know what may be out there, and have a better listing to work from.|
Formula 1 Religious Supplies – 3284 Danforth Ave (just West of where Danforth Ave and Danforth Road meet) – 416-699-6638
Formula 1 is a botanica, as such it largely caters toward Hoodoo/Santeria and related African Diaspora traditions. It sells some herbs, but not many, but has a good collection of oils, powders, washes and incenses, as well as “hoodoo candles” (I don’t know if there is a real name for them), candles with images and prayers for specific intents, sometimes made with appropriate oils.
Thuna Herbals – 298 Danforth Ave (Danforth and Broadview) – 416-465-7430
While not really an occult shop, Thuna Herbals is a great apothecary, carrying a wide variety of herbs in various natural forms, as well as some resins and gums. I buy the majority of my incense supplies from here. Also as this is an herbal store, in the sense of herbs to be taken orally, they tend to be higher quality (and price) than what you find in most occulty shops, if that is something that matters in your practice.
Eternal Moments – 3300 Yonge Street (North of Lawrence) – 416-486-9887
I haven’t been to this location, only having been to the one on Bloor that closed a year or two ago. If it is like it’s sister shop, it is a general metaphysics / new age store. They carry stick/cone incenses, candles, books, jewelleries and stones, and other assorted things.
I know I’m missing stuff that I know of (it’s been a long day), and I’m sure there maybe places I’m not even aware of, so I ask you good lurkers to help me fill my knowledge gaps (and likely those of others who watch this group).