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Open Circles: No
Acct. Id: 232713
Shop Id: 5801
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Proprietor: Michael & Amy Erwin
Telephone: (602) 265-4065
Located in: Phoenix, Arizona
Shop Profile: Fantasia Crystals is family owned and has served the Phoenix area since 1989, with Gemstone Jewelry Creation starting in the 70's. Come in and browse our large collection of crystals, books and so much more! We have a large selection of sterling silver, pewter and crystal jewelry, herbs, statuary, essential, magical and perfume oils, tarot and oracle cards, runes, candles, singing bowls, bells, incense, angels, fairies dragons and more. Psychics are available in the store every day. Our employees are very knowledgeable and helpful with many years of experience in various spiritual, religious and cultural paths.
Visit our website at: www.fantasiacrystals.com
Visit it us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fantasiacrystals
Find us on Instagram at: @fantasia_crystals
Fantasia Crystals History
Dave and Diane moved from New Jersey to Arizona in 1977 and sometime shortly after created 'Maerz Enterprises’ and ‘Doré’ Natural Jewelry’. They focused on creating beautiful gold electroformed jewelry featuring Arizona minerals. They attended many craft and gem fairs around the state, sold to the Smithsonian Institute to supply their gift shop, and shipped mail-order all over the world.
In the fall of 1989 they opened ‘Fantasia… The Crystal Source’ on McDowell road. After a year they moved to the store’s current location on 7th street and changed the name to ‘Fantasia… A Magical Place’. They offered a variety of crystals, metaphysical and occult goods, books, jewelry and also held many free classes each week. Amy, Dave and Diane’s daughter, spent much of her childhood at these gem fairs and worked at Fantasia for 4 years as a young adult.
Dave passed away in 1997 due to complications from a heart attack. It was a difficult time for everyone. Due to stress at her hospital job, and to help her mother, Amy decided to go back to work at Fantasia in 1999.
In 1999, Mike, Amy's husband, started an online music shop, which expanded to include a weekend only retail store in Glendale, called 'Majestic Darkness’, with a focus on music, clothing and occult items. After a year, the shop name was changed to ‘The Northern Winds’ and Mike moved the store into an extra room within Fantasia. Fantasia and The Northern Winds operated as two separate stores within one location, which had many benefits.
The Northern Winds offered all of the items that Fantasia didn't carry, with a focus on Pagan and Heathen traditions, and held many classes and meet-ups as well. Things went incredibly well for The Northern Winds, relying heavily on Fantasia's customer base, but also offering some new clientele to Fantasia. Overall it was of mutual benefit to have the two separate stores in one location.
In 2014, after nine years operating as two distinct stores, Diane officially retired and Amy and Mike purchased Fantasia from her. They legally merged Fantasia...A Magickal Place and The Northern Winds in May 2014 and renamed the store 'Fantasia Crystals LLC’.
The inventory of the two stores was quickly combined and the old Northern Winds room was transformed into the classroom that you see in the store today. Fantasia Crystals focused on dramatically increasing the inventory and worked very hard to represent, and offer merchandise for, as many different spiritual paths as they could. Amy and Mike decided to extend the store hours, bring in more staff, and to take different roles within the business. It was an exciting and busy transition! Diane continues to help out in the store; rolling magickal candles, making Essential Oil and Chakra kits, and helping to make many of our specialty items. Erik, Mike and Amy’s son, is now the third generation, learning to make magickal products from his mom, dad and grandmother. His newest offerings are Beeswax Reversible Candles and Essential Oil Bath Bombs.
Fantasia Crystals continues to add to the shop’s inventory, to search for the lowest prices, to uphold important values, to be of service to the community, and continue to offer a wide variety of merchandise, classes, readings and more for the diverse spiritual community in the Phoenix Area. Fantasia Crystals is blessed to have such amazing family, staff and clients and plans on continuing what has been set forth by Dave and Diane in their home nearly 38 years ago. Thank you to everyone who has supported Fantasia over the years!
Fantasia Crystals believes positive spirituality comes in an abundance of amazing and diverse paths, and we appreciate and support each of them. There is no better path than another, nor is there a right or a wrong one, only what may be right for for each person. Lending strength and support to them all is in everyone's best interest. We cannot allow irrational fear of what we don't understand to impede our judgment of others.
Each of us are on a fantastic journey; a reflection of our heart and our will to better ourselves, our families, our communities and the world at large. The divine is in each of us -in our own unique way- when we let love and compassion drive our every word, our every deed, our every step and our every breath.
Energy Workers, Healers, Metaphysicians, Spell Casters, Shamans, Wiccans, Pagans, New Agers, Heathens, Light Workers, Wizards, Earth Children, Druids, Ceremonial Magicians, Spiritual Non-Theists, Folk Practitioners and all those we missed- find joy and confidence in all that you do, without thinking less of others, we are all in this together!
We hope to see you soon!
Shop Address: 5108 N. 7th Street , Phoenix Arizona
Directions: We are located on 7th street 1/2 block north of Camelback on the west side of the street, in the Windsor Place shopping center
Hours of Operation: 10-7 everyday, check web for changes
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