"Effigy is one of the nicest and most beautiful shoppes that I have seen in my forty years in witchcraft."
- Raven Grimassi
In October of 2013, we were chosen to receive an honor by the Newtown Savings Bank as EFFIGY WITCH SHOPPE was awarded their prestigious "Business of the Month" Award! This was very special to us and to the witchcraft community as well since you rarely see (if at all) that many witch shops being recognized as an integral part of the neighboring business community!
Unlike most shops of our kind today, we are a working, first-class witchcraft shoppe of the Old Ways, NOT a new age/spiritual/metaphysical shop, which are completely separate entities. From a full line of products to personal instruction and assistance, we offer everything you need to work your majick and spellcraft. You will NOT find cookie-cutter items at Effigy as you do at many other stores, but rather an offering of one of the largest and finest selections of quality altar tools such as athames, wands, peytons, chalices and divination tools such as scrying mirrors, pendulums and boards and ouiji/spirit boards. We also carry custom jewelry, candles, incense, herbs, stones, crystals and much, much more. We offer a full service apothecary with almost 200 fresh, not prepackaged, organic herbs, roots and resins that we will hand measure out and/or custom blend for you. We only carry items in our shoppe that we personally use ourselves, and almost all of our items are unique, handpicked and one-of-a-kind which is why some of our items are a little pricier than compared to other stores who carry generic items, however almost all of our items are completely exclusive and not available anywhere else. Rev. Mark hand makes his own potions, brooms, candles and cords and Donna makes and carries her own line of herbal potions and salves. Our selection of stones and crystals are all completely handpicked, and based on size, color and clarity, you won't find a finer selection anywhere else. We offer tarot readings, however, we do not believe in soliciting them. We are extremely old school in our beliefs and we feel people should wantingly walk into the store and actually request to have a reading done. Donna is a gifted reader and has been reading tarot for almost 17 years and she facilitates all of the readings as we don't subscribe to having a "staff" of readers. After all, all you need is one reader who knows what he or she is truly doing. Mark has never been drawn to the tarot, but rather performs divination with ouija boards, scrying mirrors and candles. Since we opened in November of 2010, we have brought and continue to bring the finest workshops on a monthly basis with some of the best witches and authors in the world. Also, being a fact that Mark is an Initiated 3rd Degree Cabot Witch, we were given the honor of carrying all of Laurie Cabot's handmade products at Effigy, including Laurie's own spell kits, potions, oils and incense. Stop in and visit us. You'll be impressed! "Shop with the innovators, not the imitators".
Donna is available for Tarot readings on Saturdays and Sundays for anyone that is interested. Appointments are recommended but not necessary. Please call the shoppe to schedule your reading.
Please feel free to send us an email and we will put you on our mailing list. We look forward to meeting you.