The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Shawn Hebert


It’s a strange thing to build relationships with people whom one’s never met up close and personal and yet this is the world we’ve manifested for ourselves and I am thankful for it. Otherwise I may never have been blessed to call Shawn Hebert a friend.

Shawn is the proprietor of what I consider the premier source for ritual candles, incense, and oils — Lailokens Awen. Shawn is a genius when it comes to the formulation of spiritual, magical blends through his expertise in aromatherapy and herbalism and I can personally attest to his products, having utilized his Beeswax Sabbat Altar Candles, and the results have been spectacular.

Shawn is quite simply one of my favorite humans. I respect his magical beliefs, his dedication to his craft, his heart and passion, and his gift for spinning occult detective yarns that, I hope, you’ll all be reading in the near future.

It is an honor to share his Last Writes with you…


My last meal would have to be chicken enchildadas with verde sauce, Spanish rice, pico de gallo, and a couple of ice cold Dos Equis.  Not only because that’s my favourite meal, but also because it evokes fond memories of when I lived in Texas, my favourite place I’ve ever lived.


I’m torn between Mist Over Pendle by Robert Neill, and Heartlight by Marion Zimmer Bradley, for two very different reasons.  If I really had to chose, it would be Mist Over Pendle.  I’ve read it probably about 10 times over the years, and can easily read it dozens of more times before I close my eyes for the last time.


The last movie I’d like to watch is Labyrinth.  It’s not my favourite movie, but it was an influence as a child, one of the things in my life that allowed me to dream and wonder, and imagine strange things in other worlds, and I’d like to think that a part of who I am today is because of that.


The last song I’d like to hear is Disturbed’s cover of The Sound of Silence.  Not my favourite song in the world, but sad, dramatic, and appropriate.


The first person I’d like to meet on the other side is the person I was prior to 2008.  I’d like to see if we’re as different as I think we are, or if there is still a little bit of that person tucked away somewhere in my personality.

4 Responses to “The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Shawn Hebert”

  1. Thanks for including me in Last Writes, Bob. It was a fun experience!

  2. […] if you want to know a little more about what makes Shawn tick beforehand, you can check out his Last Rites from last […]

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