Exploring Mysteries and Esoterica

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

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Invocation of the 21 Tara with Lady Rhea

By Lady Rhea | December 14, 2020

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Honoring Lady Vivienne, the Welsh Witch Queen of NYC

By Lady Rhea | December 13, 2020

Earlier this month NYC lost one of its elders, who influenced countless New Yorkers on their spiritual path. Kaye Flagg, also known as Lady Vivienne, was the founding High Priestess of the Welch Tradition Coven in New York with Eddie Buczynski. I credit Lady Vivienne for my beginning journey into the craft. She represents the…

Lady Rhea

By Scott Harney | November 27, 2020

Lady Rhea is affectionately known as the Witch Queen of New York City. She has been an icon in the NYC magickal community for more than 40 years. She is the High Priestess and elder in the New York Coven of Witches as well as the Minoan Sisterhood. She has initiated and mentored generations of…

Lady Miw Sekhmet

By Scott Harney | November 27, 2020

An Enchanted Life Carol Bulzone is a legend in the NYC Wiccan community; as the co-founder of Enchantments in the East Village and High Priestess and Witch Queen since 1975, Bulzone has influenced a generation of young NYC witches. Bulzone, whose magickal name is Lady Miw Sekhmet, comes from a long line of goddess worshippers. …

Elysium Rhea

By Scott Harney | November 26, 2020

Ever since she was a young girl, growing up in an Indian family in Brooklyn, NY, Rhea was known to have the “healing touch.” “I could put my hands on someone and they would immediately feel better,” she says. “It was very intuitive.  I could work on humans – as well as sick pets.” It…

Laurie Bizzarro

By Scott Harney | November 26, 2020

For Hecatean High Priestess Laurie Bizzarro, the universe is always communicating with us – through our dreams. “People’s dreams are the true portals of their fears and desires,” she says.  “Our spirits use dreams to inform us of what path we should take to our higher purpose and integrate the things that we may be…

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.