Arachne's Web has always been in my heart. It has had a shadow place in my musings and imaginings, and has made rainy afternoons and sleepless nights better as I dreamt of what it would look like, and how it would be run.
I had a "brick and mortar" store back in the early 2000's, but sadly it was a victim of the 2008 crash. That experience was a real heartbreak but, as time has moved I realize that the store I had was not this store. It wasn't Arachne's Web...it wasn't "the Dream".
There are many elements for me, to the dream. The presence of Magic in every moment of my life is crucial. It touches every product I create or curate and offer for sale. The element of being "Witchy", hard to define, but we know it when we see it, don't we? And the element of Community is possibly the largest of all. I always knew that a business without being able to converse with my customers and learn from them as well as teach them, and enjoy their unique voice in the world, wasn't a business I would want. So no Amazon shop for me.
Today, as I enter my Crone years, I enjoy the discussions with new practitioners, seasoned Witches and all in between. We all have things to teach each other, and we should always support one another in this mad, wonderful world.