Gringa Bruja
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Who is the Gringa Bruja?

Welcome to the online home of the Gringa Bruja, Katrina Rasbold. Katrina now assists clients both online and in person at the shop she owns with her husband, Eric Rasbold in Shingle Springs, California. You can book a reading, cleansing, or spellwork consultation by going to

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 and has studied various academic and experiential aspects of the magical arts since 1980. Two brujos from Mexico and a bruja from Guatemala trained her to work as a professional bruja, which is now her primary practice. Katrina teaches classes in the Tarot, based on her book Tarot For Real People, as well as Primal Witchcraft (Witchcraft without religious affiliation), Brujeria, Wicca, and Energy Magic, the concepts promoted by Katrina & Eric in their Bio-Universal Energy series of books.

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 is part of the group of devotees that hosts Santa Muerte venerations each New Moon at Crossroads Metaphysical store.

With over three decades 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-five 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. Her newest book, Crossroads of Conjure, released through Llewellyn Worldwide in January 2018 and her upcoming book, The Sacred Art of Brujeria, releases through Llewellyn in Summer 2020.

Recent Updates

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?

Ask a Bruja: Psychic Attack/Hexes/Curses

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

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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.

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...

Santa Muerte

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....

How to Make Holy Water – Video Blog

Holy water is used to bless and consecrate tools and people. In this video, the Gringa Bruja’s husband, Ananda Mañana, shows you how to make holy water from rain water....

Shifting Energy in Your Sacred Space – Video Blog

Do you need a new perspective and a breath of fresh insight into your life? Try shifting the flow and movement of your home’s energy using these ideas. trouble sleeping?...

Home Cleansing Kit

Deep Magical Home Cleansing – Video Blog

Does the energy in your home feel stale or negative even after you smudge? This video shows you how to go deeper, to smudge and cleanse out the structure of your home,...

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How to use a smudge stick – Video Blog

A simple video showing the uses of a traditional smudge stick, by the Gringa Bruja’s husband, Ananda Mañana.  Haga clic aquí para el español

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Como usar la salvia

Como usar la salvia blanca en sus rituales y hechizos o para limpiar la casa o una persona de las malas energías. Ten cuenta estoy aprendiendo Español y estés videos...

Beltane Altar

Effective Ritual Construction – The Written Blog

In 2013, I wrote a book called The Art of Ritual and in it discussed what I felt to be important touch points of effective ritual design. Recently, Ár nDraíocht Féin requested that...

Brujeria/Curanderismo – Video Blog

This video discusses the vibrant, inclusive path of the Bruja/Brujo and Curandero/Curandera, tracing the practice from the Aztec magic of Mesoamerica.

HooDoo History and Development – Video Blog

This video attempts to explore the disputed and complicated history of HooDoo in the United States, both African American HooDoo and New Orleans Based HooDoo.

Appalachian and Ozark Granny Magic – Video Blog

This is a video presentation about the historical and sociocultural development of folk magic in the Appalachian and Ozark areas of the United States.

Katrina Rasbold's Altar to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Little Altars Everywhere – The Written Blog

The wonderful author Rebecca Wells wrote a(n admittedly awful) book called Little Altars Everywhere that, for most of us, was the second of her books we read, the first being Divine Secrets...

4 Thieves Vinegar

4 Thieves Vinegar: Liquid Smudge – Written Blog

For many years, I smudged my house like mad on a regular basis, torching out white sage sticks and setting off many a smoke alarm. I have six children and...