As a general rule, Italians are very much drawn to magic, according to statistics there is one self-declared and practicing psychic every five Italians. On top of that, if we go into angels and Satanic sects, Turin scores number one in the Italian cities for highest number of people who have seen an angel and number of Satanist groups.
|the Mole Antonelliana seen from the Gran Madre cathedral|
This also explains why right here we count many people who have seen and felt the positive vibes of the angels and at the same time, we have so many satanists... Supposedly, the Holy Grail is buried under the Po River too... in a specific point, where the hand of the statue of the Holy Mary, outside the Gran Madre cathedral would be pointing to .... if the statue still had that hand 🙀
Back to the magic supplies, you can actually find some tarot decks in some bookshops too, but if you really want to pick your own deck, letting it call you, then you need to go to Esotericamente's in Via Garibaldi 18.
On their Facebook page, you will see they sell sweetgrass too, not sure the origin of their herbs though, but for sure, once you go, you can ask Andrea, the owner.
Esotericamente is definitely the most thorough shop for anything you need; they have: a huge book section of new and used books ranging, from history to religion, symbolism, potions, rites, kabbalah, numerology and traditions.
They also have salts, herbs, magic inks, candles, amulets, stones and crystals (many shapes), runes, incenses, coins, oils, talismans, voodoo supplies, magic wands, magic papers, Ouija boards, magic spheres, bells, brooms, chalices, cauldrons, basically all you need to perform a magic rite, set up and keep your magic altar.
Now that you know it, why would you ever want to follow Harry Potter to the UK??
Turin has so many Harry Potter-like places that J.K. Rowling should move over to Turin and start a whole new saga!
In view of your trip to Italy, please remember that:
- if you are learning Italian, reading tarots and studying their symbolism will enhance your language level! Strictly linguistically speaking, any horoscope tradition (Western, Chinese, Indian or other) and the tarot divination use many interesting words, expressions and figurative speech.
- if you are into visual arts, some tarot decks are so gorgeous, you will feel like framing them and hang them around you house and office.
At Esotericamente's, they have about 200 different decks plus a catalog you can flip through to double check the art style of the deck that summoned your attention.
|just some of the many decks you can find at Esotericamente's|
Needless to tell you that upon request, we always accompany our friends and guests to pick up their tarot deck and sometimes, we give them a reading too 😎
Just in case, at Esotericamente's, you can also make an appointment with their astrology and tarot consultant too.
Never underestimate Turin ☝: food, fashion, chocolate and booze are the path to magic 😵
Wait no more, come on over and live our vidaroyal with us!