Mystical Collections, a New Age/Metaphysics store located at 3196 24th Street, opened in the fall of 2010 as a small kiosk inside the El Mercadito of the Plaza Adelante building on Mission Street.

With the help of the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), owner Patricia Torres was able to establish her own business at the 24th St. location two years ago. In addition to offering products that include books, crystals, stones and jewelry, Torres—originally from Mexico—provides spiritual counseling, aromatherapy, healing stone massage, reiki energy sessions and group meditation.

“I hope it will help the community in many ways,” Torres says of her shop. “Finding what they really want inside and helping each other, and letting them know that we are all connected.”

The mantra that Torres recites in the video translates to: “May all beings from the whole universe be happy. May my words, my actions and my thoughts contribute somehow with the happiness of the world.”