Gringa Bruja | "This is where the magic happens"
Gringa Bruja
"This is where the magic happens"

Written Blog

Straight from the Gringa Bruja's keyboard to you, Katrina discusses a mix of magical topics , recipes, and explanations of different magical modalities.

Video Blog

Katrina provides instructional, informational, and commentary-based videos, that are free for you to enjoy. She shares lessons on HooDoo/Conjure and other magical subjects.


Katrina has read Tarot cards for three decades and is the author of "Tarot For Real People." She has a Ph.D in Religion, has worked as life coach since 2012, and is a licensed minister.

Handmade Magical Items

Created by the Gringa Bruja at her own sacred altar and sold by Botánica de La Reina. Items include traditional HooDoo/Conjure, Brujeria/Curanderismo, and other folk magic products.

Please note that Katrina Rasbold, aka “Gringa Bruja” has ended all association with Public House Theater, Sacramento Pagan Pub Night, and Artisan Bazaar & Spirit Fair. Check this site often for frequent updates to the video blog. All classes are now online with many more coming soon.

Who is the Gringa Bruja?

Katrina Rasbold of Two Sisters Botánica in Roseville, California began working in the magical arts in England in 1982. Since then, she has taught classes in Southern California, Idaho, and Central California. She lives in the Sierra Mountains of California in a secluded community and accepts speaking and teaching engagements as schedule allows throughout the year. Her primary focus is on writing, working in her shop, and developing and creating the products featured at the Botánica de La Reina.

She and her husband, Eric, opened Botánica de La Reina in Roseville, California in 2015 and since that time, have provided handcrafted magical products, limpias, and sacred instruction for thousands of clients. In June 2017, the Botánica de La Reina renamed to Two Sisters Botánica, providing the same quality products and service.

Raised in Kentucky, she is fluent in Appalachian and Ozark “Granny Magic” techniques and trained aggressively in HooDoo and Conjure in both African American and New Orleans based traditions. She worked as a Wiccan High Priestess for fifteen years.

Katrina and Eric are co-founders of the CUSP (Climbing Up the Spiral Pathway) spiritual tradition that is now practiced worldwide and is the subject of their book, CUSP: A New Way to Walk An Old Path.

Katrina is a devotee of La Santisma Muerte and Our Lady of Guadalupe and offers shrines in her shop where those in need may pray to, commune with, and make offerings to these powerful holy figures.

With thirty-five years of experience in divination and the Tarot, she offers video readings to her clients at affordable rates.

Katrina is a published author of more than thirty books including the popular Seven Sisters of Avalon novel series and nineteen metaphysical books, ten of which she co-wrote with Eric.  Their book Energy Magic held the #1 position on the Amazon best sellers list in the category of Neopaganism for eight weeks after its release.

Recent Updates

Magical Ethics: The Real & the Imagined

Katrina takes you through the complicated subject of Magical Ethics, discussing concepts such as Harms None, Laws of Attraction, Threefold Law, and Karma.

Tarot of the Week – July 10, 2017

Get ready for the masks to fall and things to move forward this week!

Introduction to the Tarot Class

In this two part series, Katrina discusses the basics of Tarot reading, including color symbolism, figure placement, common myths, spreads, plus sample readings.     Want more? Purchase Katrina’s book Tarot...

Como hacer los siete poderes africanos (Las Siete Potencias)

Como hacer los siete poderes africanos para sus rituales y hechizos. Se usa atraerse los abonos del mundo. Este polvo es lo más poderosa que nunca se puede usar. Ten...

How to Make 7 African Powers Powder

7 African Powers Powder uses Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Sage, Sandalwood, and Dragon’s Blood to make a powerful incense powder that draws in Luck, Money, Health, Protection, Power, and Success.

How to Make Holy Water (El Agua Bendita)

Holy Water is one of the most blessed sacraments for anointing yourself or your tools, but it must be made in a particular fashion to be authentic.

Como hacer el agua bendita

¡Hola a todos! Soy el brujo de La Botánica de La Reina y estés videos son sobres los hechizos de la brujería. ¡Recuerda, no soy un hispanohablante nativo! Estoy aprendiendo...

Dirts, Dusts, Salts, & Powders Class

This class explores the fundamental uses of the some of the most popular dirts, dusts, salts, & powders in Brujeria and HooDoo. Like the class? Make a donation to say...

Tarot of the Week – June 26, 2017

What is the energy and influence going on in the coming week?

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Friday Night Conjure Class

Happy Wednesday here to everyone! The Hot Topic today is Friday Night Conjure Classes taught by our lovely Katrina. I was lucky enough to be able to attend this class...

Ask a Bruja: Psychic Attack/Hexes/Curses

Are they real? How do you know? How do you manage it?

Shannon B, Witch

Mabon Moon Incense Review

Happy Monday everyone, it’s me, Shannon, your Urban Bruja, back for another take on something very special to me that I use in my daily life. Let me start off...

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Video Blog – Ask a Bruja – Part 1

Katrina Rasbold, the Gringa Bruja, answers some of your questions in the inaugural edition of “Ask a Bruja.”

Video Blog – Protection Magic, Magical Boundaries, and Banishment

A video blog about protection magic, creating magical boundaries, and banishing unwanted influences.

The Urban Bruja: Magical Baths and Crossroads

Hey everyone! It’s your Urban Bruja, Shannon, here today on the topic of crossroads work and magical baths. Let me just start with the very beginning. I stopped by my...

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Shannon B – Urban Bruja

Hello everyone, I am Shannon, as we can see from the name of the blog and I am sure everyone has got that by now. Also, I should maybe extend...

A Magnificent Read

[graphic source] A thought provoking and beautiful piece I enjoyed tremendously. She Is Risen, Just as She Said.

Mercury in Retrograde

Make Mercury Retrogrades Work For You

If you are a magical person who uses astrology in your practice, or if you have a Facebook friends list filled with magical people who use astrology, the buzz is...

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How to Read Candle Burns – Video Blog

When working magic using glass encased candles, it adds a whole new dimension to your process when you read the candle burns to predict how the magic will manifest. These...

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Death Dance: Livin’ La Santisima Muerte

Death dance: Livin’ La Santisima Muerte So much death in the past year or so. Not only have we lost beloved celebrities, but family members, friends, pets, jobs and relationships....