I was looking for a leather bound journal with handmade paper. I figured since Amazon has a ton of em, my local occult shop must be swimming in them because journals are a thing right? Wrong. They had three, very “teenage witch” looking, super cheap and mass produced novelty items. Ok scratch the journal. I just wanted something plain.
How about some tools then? Plain altar cloth? Surely that’s a no brainer right? Apparently not.
Neverminded the overwhelming disgusting smell of cheap incense ‘sticks’ combined with god knows what garbage to make them burn.
Display cases full of crystals,singing bowls, fancy tarot decks and a small bookshelf with a paltry selection of watered down witchcraft books, but mostly just wicca. Yay.
I saw some ridiculously priced ornate daggers that are probably more decorative than anything. A plaster skull. Lol. Nobody buys that shit. I betcha it’s there because “it looks cool”.
So please excuse me, but a shop without quality ingredients, real incense resins, a selection of real tools, robes, decent books, plain black candles etc, IS NOT AN OCCULT SHOP.
It’s a stinky ass cheap incense shop for pot smokers, pet owners and people with bad hygiene, not for spellwork.
It’s new age pop culture.
I walked out heartbroken and pissed off.
So Amazon, the nearby wooded areas and graveyards will need to suffice.
I truly am solitary.