Exploring Mysteries and Esoterica

A guide to NYC’s esoteric bookstores, cafes, metaphysical centers, healers and practitioners, curated by Scott Michael Harney



Magick Wars in Ukraine

By Scott Harney | May 14, 2022

The activist Witches are at it again. Russian President Vladimir Putin has replaced former US President Donald Trump as the personification of evil for leftist, “woke” Witches. Serial hexer Michael Hughes, author of Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change, has been organizing a weekly “global mass ritual to curse Vladimir Putin and…

Maha Shivatri

By Esoteric Guides | February 28, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 is Maha Shivatri, in honor of the Hindu God Shiva.  Here is last year’s ritual done by the amazing Mehernaz Madon;  

2022 Predictions

By Esoteric Guides | January 8, 2022

It is a little late; however here are Esoteric Guide’s predictions for 2022.  The word for the year is war, war, war:    The pandemic will end; the increased Omicron cases will lead to herd immunity. Focus will turn to war. The mental and physical health of President Joe Biden will continue to deteriorate, forcing him…

We Shaktis thrive in chaos, thoughts on 2022

By Scott Harney | January 5, 2022

In order to survive the Kali Yuga, you need to become a Tantrik Shakti. The Kali Yuga is the darkest age of mankind; however, it offers the most opportunities to grow spiritually. The Tantrik only sees energy. For a Tantrik, there is no difference between a beautiful sunset and a battlefield. For a Tantrik, all…

Esoteric Guides 2022 Predictions

By Scott Harney | January 2, 2022

Esoteric Guides had its second annual New Year’s Eve Predictions Event last night, It is always hard to do these types of shows. On the one hand, it is is important to remain positive, but on the other hand, it is important to accurately reflect the spiritual currents that are manifesting. As a spiritual practitioner,…


By Scott Harney | June 26, 2021

There is a Chinese proverb: With time and patience, the Mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. This is true on so many levels in Kissena Park in Flushing, Queens, NY Every June the berries on the many White Mulberry trees in the park ripen; hundreds of local residents bring bags, ladders to collect the nutritious…

Welcome to the Enchanted Cafe

You are entering a temporary autonomous zone.

The time is the 1970s and 1980s and you are strolling down Ninth Street in the East Village of New York City.

You feel magic in the air.

Something is calling you.  You feel the energy of a storefront beckoning you. So you walk in and your life changes.

You get a psychic reading, you receive guidance from your higher self - and you find your destiny.

The occult scene of the 1970s and 1980s no longer exists; gentrification and high rents have driven many of witches, psychics and occultist to leave NYC.

However, if you know where to look and who to talk to, you can still connect and find people, shops, psychics, and events. That's what this blog is for – to give you a glimpse into what is happening today in Esoteric NYC.