The Big Apple has been voted the best city for witches

New York has enchanted them.

The Big Apple has been voted the best city for witches, according to a new study by Lawn Love.

“The city that never sleeps is also the city of incantations and sorcery,” the report’s authors said, with more pacts and spiritual supply stores than anyone else.

The study looked at a variety of criteria, including the number of candle shops, reiki healers, tarot card readers, astrologers and even witch-oriented Facebook groups (NYC has 42 of them).

Los Angeles; Pasadena, California; Jersey City and the New Age capital San Francisco rounded out the five most enchanted cities out of 200 cities surveyed.

In addition to hosting WitchsFest USA, an annual convention for Gentiles, Gotham is also home to more than 120 cemeteries.

Michelle Gruben, a young practicing witch from Dallas, Texas, claims that cemeteries have “spiritual, natural, and metaphysical features that are important and useful in magical work, especially for gathering dirt to cast magic.”

Dakota St. Claire, 32, co-owner of Bushwick’s Catland Books, a hub for witches, wiccans and wizards, says he’s not surprised by the results of Lawn Love, a nationwide gardening and outside service provider.

In addition to hosting WitchsFest USA, an annual convention for Gentiles, Gotham is also home to more than 120 cemeteries.
In addition to hosting WitchsFest USA, an annual convention for Gentiles, Gotham is also home to more than 120 cemeteries.
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“This is now our busiest time of the year,” he told The Post as customers lined up in anticipation of Halloween.

Since Catland reopened on October 1, the business has boomed: The store has doubled in size to meet the growing demand for its above-ground books, charms, herbs, divination tools and “coffin nails,” said to add strength to spells.

One thing, St. Claire’s store does not sell, is Hollywood-style witch costumes.

“Witches are among us, but most are likely to be incognito,” said Nikki Novo, a self-described spiritual mentor who runs Soul Academy, a school of “spirituality” in North Carolina. Nova has many New York clients and knows a witch from a wannabe at a crystal.

“Witches are the mother next door, the business leader, the graphic designer,” Nova said of how New York witches. “There are no limits to how we can emerge.”

The number of Americans identifying themselves as earth-worshiping, witchcraft-practicing Wiccans or Gentiles has risen sharply, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center report that set the number at 1 in 1.5 million Americans.

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