Discover the vibrant culture of brujeria and embrace your own inner witch with this essential guide to spellcasting, spirit worship, tarot, crystals, and all the other elements of this increasingly popular lifestyle.
A modern Mexican bruja is a powerful person, one who reads the tarot and performs spellwork and rituals of devotion to their spirit guides and deities. Brujeria, which translates as witchcraft in Spanish, is a unique form of spirituality that blends core elements of Afro-Indigenous beliefs. Having originated in Mexico, brujeria is now practiced in Latinx communities across the world.
Valeria Ruelas was raised living every aspect of the brujeria lifestyle. From shopping at botanicas and yerberias, to casting spells, to interpreting tarot readings, Valeria has today become one of the foremost practitioners of brujeria in the US. And as part of her daily practice, she seeks to bring the intense wisdom, harmony, and spirituality that comes with living this bruja lifestyle to her followers and returning power and ancestral magic to those whose agency has been lost.
Within these pages, Valeria provides you with an expert’s introductory handbook for all the aspects of brujeria, including, -Respectfully shopping at a yerberia or botanica -A complete guide to common crystals -Essentials for your altar -A introduction to tarot -Spells to bring luck, love, and good fortune -The secrets of Santa Muerte
Comprehensive and inspiring, The Mexican Witch Lifestyle is the perfect guide for anyone curious to learn more about this vibrant culture of witchcraft.
Valeria Ruelas is a gay Chicana/Indigenous, Bruja/brujx, renowned witchcraft author, tarot reader, artist, and spiritual teacher. She was born in Delicias, Chihuahua, and is an Aquarius sun, Cancer moon, and Sagittarius rising. She/they is a trailblazer in the witchcraft community and has shared brujeria in an outspoken and uplifting way with the world, first through an appearance on “Viva Latino” on Spotify as their first ever celebrity tarot reader and then through her/their first book Cosmopolitan Love Potions. Cosmopolitan has also named her one of the most influential witches in the world and she is a regular writer for their witchcraft content. She/they is also the owner of an online witchcraft store TheMexicanWitch.com and creates most of the witchcraft products for the site herself and is currently working on designing a tarot deck which will highlight Mexican heritage. Valeria lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.