Fancy tak­ing a mag­i­cal mys­tery tour?

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SALEM IN Mas­sachusetts, USA, will al­ways be as­so­ciated with the hor­ren­dous witch tri­als of 1692. But the town’s dark past is now grad­u­ally be­ing re­placed with a much more pos­i­tive vibe as it be­comes an es­o­teric hub, with spir­i­tual teach­ers run­ning shops, work­shops and walk­ing tours of the town. In fact, things have taken off so much that The In­de­pen­dent re­cently cred­ited Salem as be­ing the epi­cen­tre of so-called ‘Magic Tourism’, where peo­ple go on hol­i­day to learn about spir­i­tu­al­ity.

One of the town’s jewels is the shop Hauswitch Home + Heal­ing, run by 35-year-old Erica Field­man. Not only can you buy magic sup­plies but the premises dou­ble as a heal­ing space and start­ing point for tours. Learn-as-you-stroll tours in­clude crys­tals, tarot, flower magic and heal­ing with herbs all led by a lo­cal prac­ti­tioner. A three-hour tour costs $65 and can be booked through nowage­

The town has be­come ‘the’ des­ti­na­tion for spir­i­tual shop­pers

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