Fancy taking a magical mystery tour?
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 nowagetravel.com
The town has become ‘the’ destination for spiritual shoppers