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Alchemy Arts Bookstore

Alchemy Arts Bookstore Chicago's most complete occult bookstore! Always happy to answer questions. Home of Lucy, Daughter of the Devil - visit her on Instagram!

Independent, old-school occult and metaphysical book and supply store on Chicago's north side, Edgewater/Andersonville neighborhood.

Operating as usual

Coming up!
11/08/2022
Tarot Study Group - Weekday Night Meetup

Coming up!

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS! Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary...

Coming up!
11/08/2022
Tarot Study Group - Hybrid Saturday Group

Coming up!

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS! Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary...

Coming up:
11/01/2022
Demystifying the Thoth Tarot Deck

Coming up:

In a series of classes taught by members of Chalice of Heaven Oasis, we will discuss the Thoth Tarot Deck and show that using the deck can be as simple or as complex as you choose to approach it. We touch upon Tarot myths, the usage of the Thoth deck and additional sources of information. Even

It's back!
10/16/2022
Spirit Board Night

It's back!

Grandma ... is that you? The Dreaded Weee Jeeee Board: Portal directly from Hell to your Coffee Table! Wait, no, actually - it isn't. Or at least it doesn't have to be. The Ouija board can be safely used to receive messages from the beyond. Interested to find out how, or what the great beyond has

Coming soon!
10/09/2022
Tarot Study Group - Weekday Night Meetup

Coming soon!

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS! Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary...

Coming up!
10/09/2022
Tarot Study Group - Hybrid Saturday Group

Coming up!

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS! Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary...

09/30/2022
Coming soon...
09/16/2022
Tarot Study Group - Weekday Night Meetup

Coming soon...

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS! Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary...

Coming up...
09/16/2022
Tarot Study Group - Hybrid Saturday Group

Coming up...

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS! Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary...

Tomorrow night! Check it out!
08/22/2022
Tarot Study Group - Weekday Night Meetup

Tomorrow night! Check it out!

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS! Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary...

08/20/2022

PLEASE NOTE: due to unforseen circumstances, the tarot meetup scheduled for today has been rescheduled for next Saturday, 8/27. Our apologies for the short notice.

It's almost that time of year again! Get your costumes ready and mark your calendars! It's the Alchemy Arts Witches Ball...
08/07/2022

It's almost that time of year again! Get your costumes ready and mark your calendars! It's the Alchemy Arts Witches Ball, coming up on Saturday, October 29, 8:30 PM - 1:00 AM. Costumes suggested but not required, bring food or drink to share or pay at the door. It's gonna be a blast!

07/04/2022

Right NOW in Poland, millions of women across the country are striking after the newly elected right-wing government banned abortion. The massive women's protests are the largest in modern Poland history, women are refusing to go to work, drive, cook at home, or do anything until the abortion ban is dropped. Already after a week of protest, Poland's President today indicated they may have to change or reverse the law. This is the power of women. This the power of protest. And as God as my witness, if the right-wing lawmakers in the United States try to ban abortion, we will declare a revolution and shut down the country. F**k around and find out.

New merch! Do you sometimes feel like just another corporate drone? Well, now you can give in and proclaim that status t...
06/19/2022

New merch! Do you sometimes feel like just another corporate drone? Well, now you can give in and proclaim that status to the world! Shown are both sides of our brand new 'Drone' t-shirt. Come get one, you know you want to!

It's back!! Nature Nature, the very best pure resin incense ever. Our supply airship brought in a huge crate of it today...
06/14/2022

It's back!! Nature Nature, the very best pure resin incense ever. Our supply airship brought in a huge crate of it today, and it's all waiting for you. Come grab your favorite scent!

Coming up! Tarot Study Group - Weekday Night Online Meetup - Monday, June 20, 2022, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This Meetup is o...
06/13/2022

Coming up! Tarot Study Group - Weekday Night Online Meetup - Monday, June 20, 2022, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This Meetup is online. Meeting info forthcoming upon RSVP.

Event site: https://www.meetup.com/Witchy-Paths/events/285908375/

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS!

Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary. The class is part discussion, part practice. We spend half the night studying a lesson, exercise, or spread from a book, and the other half doing a deep dive study into a specific Tarot Card.

This class will be online - grab your sage, crystals, cards, and favorite beverage or snacks and let's have some fun!

Coming up! Tarot Study Group - In-Person Saturday Group - Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Alchemy Arts Book...
06/13/2022

Coming up! Tarot Study Group - In-Person Saturday Group - Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Alchemy Arts Bookstore. Cost: $15.00.

Remember when you used to get together with buddies in school to bring all your notes together to study? Well that's what this group is! Bring all your notes, experiences, inexperience, and insight to the table as we all explore and study TAROT CARDS!

Open to ANY skill level and completely non-scary. The class is part discussion, part practice. We spend half the night studying a lesson, exercise, or spread from a book, and the other half doing a deep dive study into a specific Tarot Card.

This class will be IN PERSON and we ask that everyone abide by local mandates and guidelines regarding mask-wearing and also allow others to wear masks if they so choose. We will not be asking for proof of vaccination for entry to this In-Person event.

COVID-19 safety measures
Event will be indoors
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.

Event site: https://www.meetup.com/Witchy-Paths/events/285908360/

Happy World Tarot Day! Why not celebrate by coming by and looking through our tarot card sample books, and picking out a...
06/07/2022

Happy World Tarot Day! Why not celebrate by coming by and looking through our tarot card sample books, and picking out a cool new deck? We have all kinds, from vintage designs to fun and cartoony decks!

All of us here at Alchemy Arts hope all of our friends and customers out there are having a fabulous Pride Month so far!...
06/05/2022

All of us here at Alchemy Arts hope all of our friends and customers out there are having a fabulous Pride Month so far! We love you!

Today Alchemy Arts remembers and honors all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. You w...
05/30/2022

Today Alchemy Arts remembers and honors all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. You will not be forgotten.

Some of the new stuff at Alchemy Arts... fun patches! Cool socks! Lots and lots of statues! More t-shirts! Drop by and l...
05/28/2022

Some of the new stuff at Alchemy Arts... fun patches! Cool socks! Lots and lots of statues! More t-shirts! Drop by and look around, and treat yourself to something... you deserve it!

Happy Beltane! In the spirit of the holiday, we have published a new blog post: Common Sense Love Magick. We get questio...
05/01/2022

Happy Beltane! In the spirit of the holiday, we have published a new blog post: Common Sense Love Magick.

We get questions quite frequently from people wanting help, and a large number of those questions are from people in Unfortunate Love Situations. We feel the time has come to address some of those situations. Be forewarned, though… the answers given may be those you need to hear, rather than those you want to hear...

The full post may be found here: https://alchemy-arts.com/common-sense-love-magick-questions-you-may-have-answers-you-need-to-hear/

Enjoy, and Happy Beltane!

Happy Easter to all those who are celebrating!
04/17/2022

Happy Easter to all those who are celebrating!

Happy Valentine's Day! Looking to do a little love magick? Come see us! And remember, we love you for being our loyal cu...
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day! Looking to do a little love magick? Come see us! And remember, we love you for being our loyal customers!

Tarot Study Group Update!From Gail:Hello everyone!YES.  We are on for Tarot in February.The in-person meetup will be at ...
02/14/2022

Tarot Study Group Update!

From Gail:
Hello everyone!

YES. We are on for Tarot in February.

The in-person meetup will be at Alchemy Arts near the Bryn Mawr Red Line station in Chicago on Saturday, February 19th at 1:00pm.
The online meetup will be via Zoom on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:00pm.

Meetup costs are FREE for the month of February, but we encourage those meeting in-person to find something to buy at Alchemy to thank Ken for letting us use the space. There will be no food served at the meetup (to abide by current Chicago mandate), but hopefully we will be able to bring snacks in the future. Masks are required this month for the in-person meetup.

This first month back will be a re-introduction to the Tarot, with our bigger deep dive beginning in March. I encourage you to bring a new deck or a deck you are still trying to connect to for this study, as we will work on opening our minds to possible messages from the cards.

In March, we will meet in-person on Saturday, March 19th . The online meetup is on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:30pm.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Had enough of the bleak, cold winter weather? Need something to cheer you up? Come visit us! Don't let the temperature s...
01/20/2022

Had enough of the bleak, cold winter weather? Need something to cheer you up? Come visit us! Don't let the temperature scare you away! It's nice and warm inside, and it smells fantastic. Come buy yourself a little something... a new kind of incense, a bit of shiny jewelry, something cool for your altar. We're always happy to see you!

Alchemy Arts would like to wish all of our friends and customers the very best of everything in 2022. Stay safe out ther...
12/31/2021

Alchemy Arts would like to wish all of our friends and customers the very best of everything in 2022. Stay safe out there, and have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

NOTICE: Lucy, the store cat, is missing. We haven't seen her today - Thursday, October 28 - and we're very worried. She ...
10/29/2021

NOTICE: Lucy, the store cat, is missing. We haven't seen her today - Thursday, October 28 - and we're very worried. She normally does not go outside, and does not like being picked up. If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Alchemy Arts at 773-769-4970 as soon as possible. Thanks!

Happy Birthday, Aleister Crowley! We raise a glass of something unspeakable in your honor.
10/12/2021

Happy Birthday, Aleister Crowley! We raise a glass of something unspeakable in your honor.

08/31/2021

UPDATE - (from Gail) - Tarot Study Group, New Curriculum, Patreon, and next Meetups!

Hello everyone!

I know it’s been a few of months since we’ve had TAROT STUDY GROUP, and everyone is hoping to get back to normal (not least of all me).

HOWEVER, I do live with two unvaccinated human beings who will be spending every weekday with several other unvaccinated human beings (that’s right – I’m talking about school-aged children). I’m not excited about carrying in variants to my community with the in-person Study Group. That on top of an indoor mask mandate (and my difficulty in understanding ANYONE with a mask on) leads me to believe that we’re not ready for a Meetup back at Alchemy Arts yet.

That’s the key word – YET. We aren’t done with in-person Meetups. They’re just too much fun. I miss seeing and talking with you guys face-to-face. So never fear, they will return. I am hoping that we will get the chance to try in October if local legislation and vaccination options improve.

In the meantime – let’s talk about Online Meetups! When can we meet online again? Will there be a hybrid option? What will the format be like?

The short story is – I’m not sure.

I know, I know. “You had four months Gail! What have you been doing?!”

Well, I’m glad you asked – I’ve been writing a book! No publishing date, as yet, but I’m excited to announce that the upcoming curriculum will be based on the book. It is called “The Art and Science of Tarot” and revolves around activating the left-brain logic with the right-brain intuition to read Tarot and find your path in life. I’m SUPER excited to be sharing the lessons with you all.

What I have not finished doing yet is building the online/hybrid Meetup platform. Like many of you, I lost most of my colleagues at work during the “The Great Resignations” of April and July (where more people left their jobs than they have in almost a century) and have struggled to keep things afloat. Tarot is my passion, but unfortunately it is not my job – and Mama’s gotta put food on the table.

But fear not – everything is in the works. You will soon be seeing options to be one of my Patreons! That’s right, soon you can join the group, even getting discounts on the monthly Meetups when you sign up for an annual membership, as well as the option to get exclusive access to new content and content you may have missed. This option will also allow you the to pay in advance for the in-person Meetups, with Patreons getting extra goodies along the way.

I am SO STOKED to be rolling this out, and super disappointed that it is not ready for September, Mabon, and autumn. BUT - I do plan on having this posted well in time for Halloweeny fun, so please be on the lookout!

During that time, I wish you all a safe and healthy August and September, and hope that all is well with you and your loved ones.

Keep your eyes peeled, and blessings always.

Gail

Coming up-- check it out!https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tarotista/572379
08/30/2021
Book my ticket! for Tarot Basics with T. Susan Chang at Alchemy Arts on on Zoom. In person, at Alchemy Arts., Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Coming up-- check it out!
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tarotista/572379

Tarot Basics with T. Susan Chang at Alchemy Arts on on Zoom. In person, at Alchemy Arts., Fri Sep 10, 2021 - Join T. Susan Chang (author of Tarot Correspondences, Tarot Deciphered, and 36 Secrets) and learn tarot today! One jam-packed hour of everything you need to get started reading the mysteries....

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Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 8pm
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Sunday 11am - 6pm

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