WHAT IS SOUL THINGS BOTANICA?
Welcome to the newest Black owned botanica on the block. My name is Nikki Buchanan and I am a black girl from Brooklyn who loves all things spiritual. As far back as I can remember, I have always had a strong interest in genealogy, family structure and the mysteries of the universe. Blame my mercury in Scorpio but opening a business that’s focused on spiritual supplies and self-care was a gradual progression for me. As an adventurous anthropologist, my joy is in the journey. Soul Things Botanica is more than a spiritual supply shop; it is a natural expression of my desire to learn and connect with other travelers on their diverse paths to enlightenment.
Justo's Botanica on 104th St & Lexington Ave in Spanish Harlem
I grew up frequenting botanicas and have always enjoyed them as a child. They were always places of magic and wonder for me. The plants, the incense, the candles, the herbs, the curios, the books. Botanicas are neutral zones; places where people of all disciplines, religious backgrounds and socioeconomic status could go to get what they needed to get their work done. We are all on different spiritual paths and no one path is greater than the other. We all have a destiny we are trying to achieve. I want Soul Things Botanica to be a place where folks can come to get the tools they need learn, grow and develop themselves.
Traditionally, botanicas will have at least one person who does readings and consultations. In that regard Soul Things isn’t as traditional because I do not offer readings to the public. At this stage in my journey I do not feel I am in a place where I want to read for people. Divination is work and I honestly don’t believe it is my calling. Not right now at least. If I am called to do so in the future, I will answer the call. Right now? Nah, fam. What I can do, however, is refer you to some amazing diviners who will read you to The Source and back! The resource tab of this site has some dope people, sites and apps who can give you the insight you need to make the decisions that are best for you. At the core of this business I just wanna help people reach their highest good. So check out that resource tab and poke around. I just want you to feel empowered enough to make your own choices.
In my regular-degular earthly life I am a production professional. I do props and set dressing for TV and film. My ultimate goal is to produce a whole network of scripted shows, documentaries and films. Representation matters and my mission is to create lifestyle content for people of the African Diaspora as it pertains to their spiritual development and cultural identity. Soul Things TV is the start of that mission. I have a few videos on the YouTube channel and I'm hoping to produce some more this summer.
Thank you so much for joining me on this new leg of my business and spiritual development. I look forward to connecting with you all and I can’t wait to see what this wild ride has in store for all of us!
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