Turin is a city of mystery, magic and legend. Its ‘magical’ significance is attributed to its geographical position, along the 45th parallel where the Po and Dora rivers meet. More importantly, it creates the vertices of two triangles, a triangle of white magic and a triangle of black magic. This explains why Turin boasts numerous shops dedicated to arcane practices where you can purchase books, incense, tarot cards, candles, plus anything else associated with the occult world. (C. Z.)
At Italy’s oldest occult bookshop, established in 1948, you can find a comprehensive selection of publications, books, magazines or series dedicated to spiritual, hermetic or esoteric subjects. Arethusa also stocks a wide range of tarot cards, pendulums, crystal balls, Tibetan Mala, bùzinos, runes and incense. arethusalibreria.com
Tues-Sat 10.45am- 6.40pm.
Via G. Giolitti, 18.
T: 011 8173373. Map F5
A reference point in the city for lovers of the genre. After crossing a beautiful inner courtyard in via Garibaldi, you’ll find a vast assortment of ritualistic objects, talismans of Salomonic origin, tarot cards and cards from all over the world, incense, crystals and everything required for ritualistic practices. The bookstore is large and wellstocked. www.esotericamente. it
Open Mon 2.30pm-7.30pm;
Via G. Garibaldi, 18 (courtyard).
T: 011 4310499. Map E3
LIBRERIA EDITRICE PSICHE Founded in Turin in 1978, this publisher, publishes and sells works related to medicine, naturopathy, psychology, spirituality, sophism, Buddhism, Taoism and numerology at its namesake bookstore.
Also organizes meetings, courses and themed seminars. www. libreriaeditricepsiche. info Open Mon- Fri 9.30am-12.30pm/3.30pm7.30pm;
Via Madama Cristina, 70/ b.
T: 011 6507058. Off Map