Exploring Mysteries and Esoterica

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



Dreamscape: Oneirogens and Lucid Dreaming with Tree Carr

By Scott Harney | March 20, 2021

Reclaiming the Lost Powers of the Greek Healing Goddesses

By Lynn Pacifico | March 4, 2021

Part of our work as neopagans is to help reinstate the divine feminine and respect for the natural world. Those of us who study the old religions know that the old myths were rewritten as the patriarchs claimed rule over all aspects of life. The change in societal customs, through the systematic stripping of female…

Transitions – Keeping Love

By Lynn Pacifico | February 15, 2021

As I sat at my father’s bedside toward the end of his passing, I saw him take an invisible (at least I couldn’t see it) glass from someone (who I also couldn’t see), bring it to his lips, drink and smiling, hand it back. He pointed to the wall behind me. There was no one…

Astro Hot Tips for January 2021

By Lady Rhea | January 3, 2021

Welcome to my monthly newsletter, Astro Hot Tips. I first started this in 1987 and published this until 2012. So it returns rises out of the ashes in 2021. Enjoy the advice and here’s to success for all.   Mercury retrograde alert, January 30th until, February 20th. Life doesn’t stop, just be more analytical about any…

Whatever Happened to Sean David Morton?

By Scott Harney | January 3, 2021

For many years, Sean David Morton was the star of the esoteric community in New York City and was nicknamed “America’s Prophet” because of his world predictions. Now he sits in the federal penitentiary in Tuscon, Arizona. He claims he is a political prisoner, jailed because he drifted into right-wing radio; however, authorities say that…

Blessings of the Yuletide Season

By Scott Harney | December 21, 2020

Happy Winter Solstice and Yule Blessings from Esoteric NYC.

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.