There's an infectiously friendly tug one feels spending time at the Green Man Store. The place is more than a business for owners Jill, Carrie and Joe — who also call themselves the White Wolf Clan. It's a calling and an extension of their lifestyle and beliefs in positive spirituality, herbal remedies, pagan traditions, personal-energy healing, psychic readings and the like. Inhabiting a handsome Tudor-façade structure, the Green Man Store sells colorful, homemade candles, powerfully fragrant incense, a diverse tarot deck collection, crystals, sage bundles, books (on magic, Wicca, Celtic myths, runes, divination, gnosticism, occult philosophy, the Hiram Key, etc.) and metal statuary (Egyptian, Buddha, Hindu). Ornate, magical forest–themed wooden hutches and cabinets hold a dizzying array of potions, roots, barks and herbs. The bright, airy back room is used for classes, events, rituals and parties. The second floor features psychic reading rooms, classrooms and healing rooms. As for the Green Man, he's a ubiquitous pagan motif in Old English architecture, a sort of “Father Nature” character. This place is the antidote to negative vibes. 5712 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd. (818) 985-2010,
—Adam Gropman

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