Exploring Mysteries and Esoterica

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



Dee Dunckley

By Scott Harney | November 26, 2020

The Hermetic Astrologer Dee Dunckley is one of the best Hermetic Astrologers in the NYC esoteric community. Hermetic Astrology teaches that each person is created for a very special purpose – and that purpose is revealed in the birth chart. Dunckley’s journey into astrology began when she was 14 years old and came across a…

Connect With Katerina

By Scott Harney | November 25, 2020

At a young age, Katerina first discovered her ability to connect with angels, spirit guides, and those that have passed. Katerina inherited her abilities from her Greek grandmother and great grandmother. After 27 years, Katerina’s abilities have become stronger with time and has come to use her mediumistic talents to assist people in all types…

Aphrodite Divinia

By Scott Harney | November 25, 2020

The Love Witch Daisy Orsini is “100 percent witch.” A naturally-gifted psychic and hereditary witch, her Peruvian grandmother was traditional healer and her Portuguese grandmother was a “gypsy, who practiced the dark arts.” However, Daisy’s speciality is love. “I am a love witch,”she says. “I am in love with love.  Every since I was a…

Scott Michael Harney

By Scott Harney | November 22, 2020

Black Irish Reader Scott Michael Harney was born with a caul on his face. His father was the seventh son of the seventh son.  And from a very young age, he realized that he had the Irish gift of “dreaming true,” dreaming events before they happened. His mother’s side came from Galway Bay, from the…

Joe Zuchowski

By ryanclover | November 19, 2020

Joe Zuchowski is an icon of the New York City witch community, as a reader, coven leader, and teacher. He and his partner Jezibell Anat formed the famed “Joe and Jezibell” duo, who ran the Pagan Grove for years in the back of the original Enchantments on Ninth Street in the East Village.   Hundreds of…

The Magick of New York

By Scott Harney | November 16, 2020

New York may be the financial capital of the world; however, many believe that it also is a esoteric capital of the world as well. Manhattan is a big rock, granite to be exact, interwoven with billions of quartz crystals.  The island itself descends down into the molten core of the Earth. Manhattan is a…

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.