So, you probably think that all practitioners of witchcraft are out here riding around on straw brooms with pointed hats hunting Glinda, Dorothy and her little dog, too, right? Well, not exactly.
We’ve found some cool spots in Cleveland that traffic in all things magic and macabre. This isn’t just hocus pocus; this is an art form.
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With events like the seance conducted by Susan Rawlings, there’s no wonder why this museum has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Raymond Buckland opened the museum in 1966 as the country’s first collection of its kind with an anthropological approach to the world of folklore and the supernatural. The museum’s collection has called multiple cities home over the years, and a few superfans relocated it to Cleveland in 2015. Recently relocating to the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, this clearly isn’t your typical art museum. You can stop in to view the collection, which ranges from Ancient Egyptian afterlife dolls to artifacts from the Salem Witch trials. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick is currently only offering ticketed private tours booked in advance.
This new-fashioned magick spot opened in Lakewood July 2018 and provides “magical provisions for the modern feminist witch.” Catering to both new and experienced witches, you can shop for materials to help enhance your spiritual path and dive into the world of modern witchcraft without judgement. Stock up on patron saint Stevie Nicks candles, crystals, artisan skincare and more while enjoying unique experiences such as in-house tarot readings, reiki healing and custom candle carving. Don’t forget to pick up some cool, new witch wear and rock your garments as you please.
A few blocks from Coven, you can follow the signs for broom parking and check out New Moon. If you crave candles, crystals, and conjuring up natural magic, fly on over to New Moon and land in a community of spiritual and solitary practitioners. The shop delights with an array of clothing (including hand-decorated witch hats), tea blends and jewelry. Plus, the in-house team of spiritual healers, clairvoyants, herbalists and others help guide you on your spiritual journey.
After co-owners Clement Kunkle and Hallie Wallace provided rare objects that appeared in “My Friend Dahmer” and “American Horror Story,” they realized their collection of oddities warranted a larger audience—and storefront. Opened in Lakewood in 2018, Cleveland Curiosities provides an eye-widening and jaw-dropping experience with objects like ostrich eggs, camel skulls, taxidermy and photos of a three-legged man on display.