Which side of the Yarra is the most esoterically pleasing?
Northside: The Theosophical Society Bookshop (126 Russell St, Melbourne) has welcomed mystics swinging crystals since 1975. And it has cashback vouchers and a library heaving with astrology books too. Abbotsford Convent (1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford) offers The Chiron Centre with some legendary tarot readers and stargazers like Brian Clark. And one of the best breakfasts in Melbourne. The spirit world makes regular contact at the Victorian Spiritualist Union (71-73 A'Beckett St) at Sunday services.
Southside: Nandita Shari Jackson in Kew is the Reiki healer and teacher that spooky insiders say has something special. St Kilda has even more going on, though. Take the escalator all the way off Acland Street up to the Leap of Faith Wellness Centre and you can shop for the new age until you drop. St Kilda and Elwood also offer astrology classes, tarot classes and private astrology readings with local radio presenter Stella Starwoman.
The champion: North