Joycelyn and Christopher Midose at Earth Spirit, where the merchandise includes “energy-infused” candles, below. (Photos by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)
By DANIELLE TEPPER
If while strolling Monmouth Street in Red Bank you catch a titillating whiff of patchouli incense and sandalwood, let your curious nose guide you into Earth Spirit New Age Center, a shopping experience that for some is a form of sensory overload.
Feathered dream catchers and tinkling wind chimes hang from the ceiling; brightly colored gemstones pink rose quartz, purple amethyst, and orange citrine sit loose in dishes with small signs that describe their spiritual meanings; tiny bottles of aromatherapy oil are displayed next to figurines of Gothic gargoyles and mermaids; bookcases line the walls with volumes that run the gamut from Buddhism and Hinduism to astrology and healing.
And thats before things get deep: the Midoses can also put you in touch with loved ones who have passed on for a fee, of course. Read More