Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Katrina Rasbold, author of Crossroads of Conjure, Sacred Art of Brujería, and the new Uncrossing.
I entered Paganism back in the 1980s. I am sure you have all heard the war stories. We had no internet, no festivals to speak of. Instead, we had quiet covens and circles. There was the occasional metaphysical store, sometimes closeted as candle shops or new age shops. In Sacramento, we had one literally called "Al's Feed Store," and it was just that. There were tarot decks, books, and stones sitting alongside live chicks and bags of cracked corn.
There was a tiny section of metaphysical books in Barnes & Nobel or Waldenbooks, which
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Katrina Rasbold, author of Crossroads of Conjure and the new Sacred Art of Brujería.
When you explore the fascinating folk magic systems of Appalachian Granny Magic, HooDoo, and Brujería, you find a wide array of interesting curios used for their magical properties. Here are twenty-six of them as we go through the Conjure alphabet!
A: ALLIGATOR FEET – An amulet for money drawing and gambling.
B: BUCKEYES - An amulet for male energy. (Cowrie shells for female energy).
C: CASCARILLA – Ground eggshells used to create protective boundaries.
D: DEVIL'S CLAW – A root used for exorcism and protection from evil.
E: EGGS – For
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Katrina Rasbold, author of the new Crossroads of Conjure.
Brujería is the sacred practice of Mexican and Mexican-American Witchcraft, but how much do you know about it? Here are ten facts that lend texture and flavor to this fascinating path:
Brujería embraces gender equality. Male witches are called "Brujos" and female witches are called "Brujas." In the past, there were generally more Brujos than Brujas, but the recent surge of Brujería as an expression of feminine power resulted in more Brujas than Brujos.
Brujería has an unbroken lineage tracing back to the pre-historic magical practices of the Mexica (Ma-shee-ka) civilization