Crystals and jewelry and books, oh my!
Whether it’s building a fence or attaining spirituality, doing a job right often means starting off with the right tools. There are plenty of places to shop, peruse or dawdle well within driving distance.
Traditional Christian specialty shops are fairly easy to find in Riverside. There are chain bookstores, like Berean (Christian) and the smaller Ensign books (Latter Day Saints/Mormon). For Christian Spanish books, there’s the Cantares Christian book shop. Of course, many large churches have internal shops, like Harvest (Christian) or Temple Beth El (Jewish).
Need rosary beads or crucifix with dirt from a Roman catacomb? You can go to the Madonna Catholic Religious Supply Company . According to their website, they are the largest Catholic supply company in the Inland Empire since the 1980’s. Looking for a shawl hijab? There’s Al-Farah in Anaheim or Hidaaya Books and Clothing in Diamond Bar.
New Age supplies are available at Enlightenment Books and Gifts or at Dragon Marsh . Both stores have a variety of crystals, jewelry, essential oils, smudging supplies and books. Dragon Marsh has classes such as candle magick, religious history, herbalism, aromatherapy and bodice making. Enlightenment has workshops, yoga, and hosts psychic readers on Thursdays and Fridays. Best of all, both stores are right in the city of Riverside.
Farther away, the Learning Light in Anaheim carries similar supplies and hosts a psychic faire the second Saturday of every month. There’s a Gem Faire scheduled for Santa Monica and Costa Mesa in February, which means the opportunity to touch and hold crystals before you purchase. Check out the full schedule their website at GemFaire.com or sign up for a flyer with free admission passes. Online, there’s Best Crystals, which claims to be the most extensive website of crystals and minerals in the world. Their crystal prices range from $3 to the thousands, and includes a Bargain Basement page for close outs, overstock or slightly damaged items. Runes, meditation CD’s and personalized astrological readings are available from local psychic Anne Reith.
Interested in mental and emotional tools? Anne Reith offers healing sessions using a combination of healing modalities including Emotional Freedom Techniques and Karuna Reiki. Jeri Ferrell of jeriferrell.com teaches techniques of Auric Field Protection, Connecting with your Guides and Angels and Vibrational Energy Cleansing. Both Anne and Jeri teach classes at the Learning Light in Anaheim on a regular basis.
Tools in hand, it will be easy to start your own personal journey to spiritual living – even without a yellow brick road.