1. For Real Surreal Club Candles on sale!

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    For Real Surreal Club is moving  to the Pacific Northwest!

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    We are sad to see them go but excited for their new life on the left coast!


    Black Cedar Obelisk Crystal Candle


    To celebrate their transition we are having a sale on crystal candles. Marked down from $13.00 to $11.00!


    Purple Pyramid Lavender Candle


    Perfect for those late night invocations, yoga meditations, or to set an esoteric ambiance, For Real Surreal Club has produced a dazzling spectrum of candles.


    Peppermint selenite crystal candle

    Cast from molds produced from genuine crystals such as selenite and quartz and gently scented with quality essential oils, these are an excellent embellishment to any space.

    They may be found at the Artisan Boutique.

  2. Step into the Surreal Clubhouse

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    Artisan Boutique is home to a mysterious phenomenon from another dimension: Candles simultaneously real and surreal which invigorate the senses with transformative energies.


     Aurora Falls Candle, naturally colored and infused with peppermint essential oil

    For Real Surreal Club was founded by Masha Fikhman and Michael Koehler. Together they specialize in astral archeology. Ever on the search for elusive relics and mysterious fossils, they travel far and wide across the multiverse on their mystic quest.


    Black Magic Mountain Candle, naturally colored and infused with Cedarwood essential oil

    Through these relics they hope to give others a glimpse into the eye of the cosmos and its myriad manifestations. Join us on a dreamlike expedition into the unknown, the strange, and the surreal.


     Full Moon Lagoon candle, naturally whitened and infused with Lemongrass essential oil

    All of the candles are made of pure beeswax and fragrant essential oils. Bees are sacred creatures of the sun, who produce incorruptible honey, the food of the gods. Honey is used for many things including the making of mead, the sacrament of elder deities. Beeswax also contains these mystic properties, and is considered a most pure substance for the creation of candles for this reason. Essential oils are often used for their healing, therapeutic effects as well as for their applications in spellcraft of witches.


     Lava Labyrinth candle, naturally reddened and infused with Geranium essential oil

    These candles are cast from molds created from genuine crystals, and come in a rainbow spectrum, perfect for late night magical rites. Artisan Gallery has a variety of them available for perusal while you imbibe the deep dark forces of gourmet coffee.tumblr_o18337SaoO1uqg7cuo1_1280







  3. Barnsey just created these inspiring prints!

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    Barnsey’s work manifests the inner spirit of totemic beings, married with geometric patterns alluding to the mystical forms which often arise in the process of contemplation. There is a refined sensitivity present in his artwork which seems to suggest an influence from beyond the mundane. Josh makes a practice of aligning himself with positive forces which rise through his hand into elegant imagery which channel pure forces of nature.

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    Among indigenous peoples worldwide, a naturalistic system of spirituality is often found.  Animism is rooted in the belief that non-human entities possess a inner spiritual essence. This essence is often seen as present and revealed in the forms of animals, plants, stones and everything else in nature, including the weather.
    For example, among the Algonquins of North America, Manitou is the name for the spiritual life force which manifests throughout all things. It is omnipresent and immanent. There are plant manitous, lake and stone manitous, – even a great manitou; the Geechee Manitou, representing the Supreme Being.  Among the Shinto path of the Japanese, the Kami are spirits of nature which are present within wind, thunder, the sun, rocks and certain animals. Some Kami are also ancestral spirits, whose bodies rest within the land, dreaming.
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    In this worldview, matter and spirit are one, rather than being distinct and separate from each other. Animals and plants are people, and when the intelligences of nature manifest shamanically in a visionary state they sometimes emerge in forms which integrate multiple plant and animal attributes. This is to represent the unity of nature and the interdependent relationships between beings in an ecosystem.
    Barnsey hails from the northwest coast of America, where things are incredibly lush, and nature is everywhere. His art reflects a deep, intuitive understanding of the innate beauty of sacred nature.