Whilst up in Edinburgh in October I managed to visit the Wyrd Shop which I’ve been intending to go to for some time.
It’s a really unusual little shop down the Royal Mile on 154 Canongate Edinburgh, EH8 8DD.
I wasn’t disappointed. If crystals are your thing then a trip to the Wyrd shop is a must. As well as crystals they have witchy items such as wands, tarot cards, runes, dragons, fairies and the like.
Shortly after arriving the lady shopkeeper pointed out that I was looking at a very small area of crystals. There were cabinets behind and to the rear of the shop too.
This is interesting! Since my trip to the Wyrd shop I have started doing a course on Mindfulness which combines meditation and a way of looking at the world with fresh, inquisitive eyes.
I’ve been trying out mindful walking. You might like to explore this yourself. Here is a link to do so:
And do listen to this fascinating YouTube video too:
Getting back to my trip to the Wyrd shop I bought a gorgeous angel aura crystal which was my favourite purchase of the day. Just look at it. Isn’t it stunning?
I also selected a dragon stone (Jasper)
A variegated Tigers eye
And a … Rainbow Moonstone which the shopkeeper held up to the light.
As I left with my purchases in hand I glanced up and saw a whole host of witches on broomsticks (mobiles, lol) hanging from the ceiling!
It truly shows that sometimes we don’t really take in our surroundings very well. I must be more present in the moment… so I don’t miss out on all the fascinating sights all around me. Mindfulness… hey…
My daughter came along with me to the shop but later confessed that she didn’t feel 100% comfortable. I joked with her that perhaps when she’s older she will discover her witchy side too!
The Wyrd shop is situated in a lovely part of Edinburgh, (my old home town,) full of wee quirky shops, if you get a chance do visit!
You can see me below in this photo. This was taken before we went to the theatre performance of The King and I which my daughter and I loved. Don’t I look at home in this photo. I do love Edinburgh and it shows.
Hope you enjoyed finding out about the Wyrd Shop.
By the way I intend to use all four crystals in my writing. If you’d like to find out more about the magical crystal cottage in my YA fantasy series The Curse of Time do pop over to my author blog: https://mjmallon.com