Maja’s Magic School

Best Magic Theory Class, August 2012

Even if becoming an occultist isn’t on your bucket list, a lecture by Maja D’Aoust can be spellbinding. On the second Sunday of the month, for a nominal fee of $5, the self-styled White Witch of Los Angeles covers all manner of Hogwarts-worthy topics—incantations, alchemy, plant magic, levitation—at Maja’s Magic School. D’Aoust may be the most approachable sorceress you’ll ever meet, and her enthusiasm—“The story of Saturn is really, really epic,” she says in her Valley Girl twang—puts the cool back in school.