Garland of Letters
527 South St., 215/923-5946
HOURS: Daily noon–9:30 p.m.
When Mother Earth and Father Sky get busy, they rely on incense from the Garland of Letters to set the mood. Philly’s leading purveyor of books on mysticism, philosophy, Eastern religions, nature worship, holistic healing, self-improvement, massage, and more offers a soothing escape from the bustle of South Street.
With a good assortment of lotions, oils, music, art, home accessories, crystals, and, of course, incense, the atmosphere is somewhat New Age-y, but in the best possible way.
If you need to pick up a book on the meanings of various henna tattoos, recordings of Vedic chanting, or a how-to guide to Tantric sex, this is the place.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition